The was a short civil war fought in order to resolve a dispute about Japanese Imperial succession. The in the history of Japan was a family who controlled the hereditary title of shikken regent of the Kamakura shogunate between and This period spanned the years from July through July Yamamoto started playing the Japanese bamboo flute shakuhachi from the age of nine. He was initially taught by his father and then by Chozan Nakanishi. After formation with Reibo Aoki and Katsuya Yokoyama of the widely acclaimed "Shakuhachi Sanbon Kai" trio in , he electrified the conservative traditional scene by applying his talents to a variety of crossover collaborations.
In he was invited to the renowned Donaueschingen music festival with his trio. Through the s and s to the present he has led the shakuhachi world receiving innumerable honors, including Japanese Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Education Ministerial awards for his performances, recordings numbering in the hundreds and compositions. In he became designated Living National Treasure of Japan. In , he was awarded a Medal with Purple Ribbon. On February 10, , he died at a hospital in Tokyo.
Heads and Tails is a Ukrainian Russian-speaking television travel series that launched in The tour marked the band's first live shows with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who replaced original vocalist Ozzy Osbourne the previous year; drummer Vinny Appice, who replaced original drummer Bill Ward in the middle of the tour's North American leg after Ward suddenly left the band due to personal issues; and keyboardist Geoff Nicholls, who played keyboards on the Heaven and Hell album and accompanied the band on this tour as a sideman.
Hechikan also known as Sakomotoya Nyomugwan was a 16th-century Japanese tea connoisseur and poet from Kyoto. The is the last division of classical Japanese history, running from to Heihachi Jaya is one of the oldest restaurants in Japan founded in and located on the bank of Takano River in Kyoto city, Kyoto Prefecture.
Helena Bulaja born 6 December is a Croatian multimedia artist, film director, scriptwriter, designer and film producer. Henri Antoine Gillet born 8 July , Tangier is a European-American mathematician, specializing in arithmetic geometry and algebraic geometry. Henrik Takkenberg August 23, — November 25, was a lead singer, songwriter, composer and producer who developed a new musical style he named Flamenco Chill. Eisenhower, resigning from the post in after policy conflicts with President Lyndon B.
Johnson, and was appointed by Richard Nixon in to serve as president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Hidekichi Miyazaki born September 22, , is a Japanese centenarian masters athlete, affectionally nicknamed Golden Bolt, a name play on Usain Bolt. In year , she first made her professional debut in Bessatsu Hana to Yume 5th issue, entitled. June 18, — March 31, was a Japanese painter and university professor.
Hiroshima is a Japanese-Canadian war drama film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki toward the end of World War II. Hisako Shimizu Hibi — was an Issei painter and printmaker who exhibited throughout her career, and by the end of her life she was well entrenched in the San Francisco Bay Area arts community. The history of Asian art or Eastern art, includes a vast range of influences from various cultures and religions.
The history of chronic fatigue syndrome CFS, also known by many other names is thought to date back to the 19th century and before. Ecology is a new science and considered as an important branch of biological science, having only become prominent during the second half of the 20th century. The systematic provision of learning techniques to most children, such as literacy, has been a development of the last or years, or even last 50 years in some countries. The history of education in Japan dates back at least to the sixth century, when Chinese learning was introduced at the Yamato court.
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The history of rapid transit began in London with the opening of the Metropolitan Railway, which is now part of the London Underground, in Shepherd's Bush is a neighbourhood in west London centered on Shepherd's Bush Green which was largely developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The history of tea is long and complex, spreading across multiple cultures over the span of thousands of years.
The history of tea in Japan began as early as the 9th century, when the first known references to tea were made in Japanese records. Towns and cities have a long history, although opinions vary on which ancient settlement are truly cities. This article explains the history of the Joseon dynasty, which ruled Korea from to Hit the Stage is an Mnet television program in which K-pop idols team up with professional dance teams to compete in a dance survival contest.
Hitoshi Okamura born December 2, is a Japanese scientist who specializes in chronobiology. December 20, — March 23, was a Japanese socialist intellectual. In the hockey stick controversy, the data and methods used in reconstructions of the temperature record of the past years have been disputed. Holy city is a term applied to many cities, all of them central to the history or faith of specific religions. Honshu is the largest and most populous island of Japan, located south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Straits.
Hydrangea hirta that is commonly known as the "nettle-leaved hydrangea" is an endemic species that is native to Japan with ranges from its native country to East Asia. The following is a list of Icelandic exonyms, that is to say names for places in Icelandic that have been adapted to Icelandic spelling rules, translated into Icelandic or are simply native names from Viking times i. The are historic ruins located in the Kidonouchi section of the city of Fukui, Fukui Prefecture, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. The card is a rechargeable contactless smart card used on JR West rail network in Japan.
ICRANet, the International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network, is an international organization promoting research activities in relativistic astrophysics and related areas. Image Forum Festival is Japan's largest art film festival, and the largest dedicated to the screening of new experimental films, both in Japan and around the world. The Imperial Court in Kyoto was the nominal ruling government of Japan from AD until the Meiji period — , after which the court was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo and integrated into the Meiji government.
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For names of people, please list by surname i. Induced pluripotent stem cells also known as iPS cells or iPSCs are a type of pluripotent stem cell that can be generated directly from adult cells. Ingo D. Hessel born is a Canadian art historian and curator specializing in Inuit Art. An, as defined by the Japanese government's Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties , is a part of the Cultural PropertiesIn this article, capitals indicate an official designation as opposed to a simple definition, e.
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The Japanese Buddhist Pantheon designates the multitude the Pantheon of various Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and lesser deities and eminent religious masters in Buddhism. The Japanese house bat or Japanese pipistrelle Pipistrellus abramus is a species of vesper bat. As latecomers to Japan's religious scene, both Catholic and Protestant churches have experienced considerable difficulty in shedding their reputation as "foreign religions.
The Japanese invasions of Korea comprised two separate yet linked operations: an initial invasion in , a brief truce in , and a second invasion in The is an autonomous church within the Orthodox Church, under the omophorion of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Japanese paradise flycatcher Terpsiphone atrocaudata , also called the black paradise flycatcher, is a medium-sized passerine bird native to southeastern Asia.
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Japanese traditional dance has a long history, the oldest known ones may be among those transmitted through the kagura tradition, or folk dances relating to food producing activities such as planting rice dengaku and fishing, including rain dances. The is an extremely elegant and highly complex kimono that was only worn by court-ladies in Japan.
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He was born in Kyoto and graduated from Heian High School. Joel Shalom Feldman born 14 June , Ottawa is a Canadian mathematical physicist and mathematician. Johannis de Rijke December 5, — January 20, was a Dutch civil engineer and a foreign advisor to the Japanese government in Meiji period Japan. John Ashmead — was an American novelist, Naval Intelligence officer, and professor of English. John Kaizan Neptune born November 13, in Oakland, California is an American player and builder of the shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute.
John McKim July 17, - April 4, was an American missionary who became Anglican Bishop of Tokyo later North Tokyo and Chancellor of Rikkyo University, which was part of the infrastructure he helped rebuild after a severe earthquake in The John P. John Theodore Flanagan January 15, - March 11, was a professor of literature at the University of Minnesota and the University of Illinois who specialized in early literature of the Midwest. The Joseon Tongsinsa were goodwill missions sent intermittently, at the request of the resident Japanese authority, by Joseon Dynasty Korea to Japan.
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As no signed works by the Kanbun Master are known to survive or to have ever been made , he remains anonymous and known only by the pseudonym assigned him by scholar Richard Lane on account of his having flourished during the Kanbun era — on the Japanese Imperial calendar. The is a group of Japanese dialects in the Kansai region Kinki region of Japan. Kappazuri, also known as kappa-zuri, kappazuri-e, and as katagamizuri-e, are Japanese prints printed in a single color usually black from woodblocks and then colored by stenciling.
Published monthly, KS provides English articles, information and listings for visitors and residents of the Kansai area. The first scheme of its scale in Japan, the Osaka Free Wi-fi project aims to connect foreign visitors to Osaka, by providing a readily available network of access points across the entire prefecture, including local train and subway stations, hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.
While initial coverage will be limited, a massive 8, additional access points are promised by the end of the year. Access is provided in partnership with NTT and is completely free, but limited to 30 minute sessions. You can however, log on as many times as you like. From Mar 1, users will also be able to access the Osaka Enjoy Rally, a new portal site that will provide up-to-theminute information and offer special discounts to participating attractions, museums and retail outlets.
These new initiatives are some of the measures aimed at improving services for foreign visitors to Osaka, as it works towards its ambitious target to attract some 6. Watch out for the red stickers popping up everywhere around Osaka in the coming months. Take a global safari with a single visit to this venerable amusement park. Get cosy with kangaroos from Down Under, pose for photos with a dolphin and enjoy snack time with monkeys, armadillos and capybaras from the New World. You can even watch while the giant rodents take a hot bath.
Strange, but true. Cheeky racoons, punky-haired Guinea pigs, gradiouse emus and oh-so-cute wombats are just some of the friends you can visit at this petting zoo in Ikeda. And make sure not to miss getting up close and personal with the exotic mara - rabbit-like rodents from South America. This is not your run-of-the-mill rabbit-and-chic kiddie experience. World Ranch brings together some of the more exotic critters from across the globe for your petting convenience.
Best reached by car. You can count on the world-class Osaka Aquarium to bring you an unforgettable hands-on experience. Their interactive exhibits, unveiled 12 months ago, will see you get closer than ever to seals, penguins and otherworldly rays. The miniature pig is also worth the visit, even for the humour factor alone. She owns Neko no Jikan, the first cat cafe in Japan. Her aim is to share the beauty of cats with people.
KS asked all about it. Text: Sarasa Kitano. Kansai Scene: What made you decide to start a cat cafe business? Yoko Yoshida: I used to work as a dog groomer for odd years. However, I got tired of them always barking and making noise, and realized I need some relaxation. Of course, I love all animals, and cats are no exception. I wanted to have cats that I could groom beautifully and share with visitors. Many people, however, were opposed to my idea. We run two cafes now, one in Kita, and the other in Amemura.
KS: Where are the cats from? YY: We adopted the cats from professional breeders. It is important to have healthy cats as long as they live together. Finding friendly cats is also very important. For example, Russian Blues and Abyssinians are not very compatible with other types of cats. We started with five Maine Coons. We have 20 cats at Kita now. Knowledge of different breeds and types of traits play a key role in making. Our cats love to have people around and to be petted. KS: How did you make a catfriendly environment? YY: I designed the room based on the manga kissa concept.
Of course, the room needs to be cat-centered, so we put shelves and cat beds in, too. They play in the entire degree space. When I first started, I rented an office and made it cat-friendly with sofas and litter box out of sight of guests. When I later opened the cafe, that DIY experience helped me a lot because it gave me the idea of what kind of environment I wanted for cats KS: Any differences between Kita and Amemura? YY: They have different concepts.
Kita has a traditional Japanese appeal, with tatami and wooden tables, while Amemura has a more natural feel, with green-coloured interiors. Also, it is interesting to notice that the cafes attract different kinds of guests. Families and older people visit Kita, while the younger crowd tends to visit Amemura. The number of foreign visitors is increasing, too. I guess our cafes are featured in travel guidebooks or something. KS: Tell us about your other businesses. YY: In addition to the two cat cafes, we also run a cat beauty parlor and a cat hotel. We can perform all services that cats of any age may need in one location, which makes it more convenient to run.
We also support some activities such as finding owners for abandoned cats. Dedication that gives paws for thought Rescuing unwanted and abused animals for 24 years, ARK has made huge strides to improve animal welfare in Japan. At our best, humans can provide everything for an animal—shelter, food, warmth, and love. At our worst, humans can deny them everything. Under or over feed them. Treat them as toys, only to be played with when we feel like it, or simply money-making puppy machines. Kick them out when they become too big, too noisy, too difficult to handle.
Animal welfare is slowly improving in some parts of the world, but it takes a lot of time, energy and passion for the cause to make these changes happen. Here in Japan, dogs and cats are usually bought from tiny-caged pet shops. The luckiest ones bought from these shops have a caring family for life.
Sometimes, they get adopted from the pound, or claimed within a week. Thanks to the dedication and determination of one British ex-pat, abandoned and mistreated animals do have another future. They have a chance to be fed, groomed and nursed into good health by caring humans. They have a chance to find a new family, with no time limit at all put on their lives, and no more glass boxes.
ARK has rescued and rehomed thousands of animals, and shows no signs of slowing in its aims to improve animal welfare nationwide. She set out from the UK in intending to travel to Mongolia and Tibet. But a chance meeting with a Japanese man, a friend of a friend, left her with a Japanese meishi in hand. There I found a cargo ship bound for Kobe so decided to take it. Elizabeth first became a teacher in Osaka, but found city life too claustrophobic, and moved out into the mountainous Nose area to restore a farmhouse that she still lives in today, with seven dogs and three cats.
I had everything I had ever wanted, an easy job, enough money to travel, many friends, a house in the country and animals.
I needed a cause to work for. At first she began rescuing animals on a small scale, working at a university and using her salary to pay for their food and vet bills. This is where rescued animals are sheltered, cared for and eventually adopted. Elizabeth also lives on site and holds lectures and workshops. This covers 7, tsubo of flat land and will feature a warehouse, training and education centre, staff facilities, kennels and a cattery, as well as DogLand, an open space that will welcome pet owners for special events.
In the beginning I worked together with friends and volunteers but these people only came when they were free. In order to look after a growing number of animals, we needed regular staff. But if you have staff, you need to pay their salaries and hence more money. From a small but slowly growing organization, it had to triple overnight, taking in animals who lost their homes or families in the disaster. ARK suddenly needed more volunteers, more space, and more staff to help out. It became a registered NPO, constantly needing donations and support from businesses and individuals.
Of course the human cost of natural disasters is devastating; but little is known or reported about the effect on animals in the same region. In Tohoku, farm animals and family pets led a relatively comfortable life until the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear. Those that survived these disasters faced dehydration, starvation and even cannibalism.
ARK staff visited the Fukushima area and rescued animals, neutering some more to prevent thousands more feral animals being born. Elizabeth actively looks for animals being kept in cruel captivity, and challenges those who are doing it. ARK has investigated and prosecuted those that mistreat animals, including a yakuza breeding ring in Saga prefecture. Once these gangster guys might have dealt in drugs or women, now they keep dogs—often in filthy and tiny apartments—and sell their weekold puppies to pet shops. Elizabeth has been physically threatened and even arrested for trying to find out the truth and rescue some of the animals involved, but she refuses to be intimidated or silenced.
Let me sit down and have a drink! When she first set up ARK, Elizabeth used to spend a lot more time personally with hands-on animal rescue and care. Every day she gets up at am to walk her own dogs, and gets ready to welcome the ARK staff at am. A morning meeting is held to discuss animals coming in or going out to new homes, and any jobs or volunteers there that day. Also that cruelty is taken more seriously and addressed. Elizabeth still visits the UK once or twice a year now, but her home and her heart are very definitely here in Kansai—among the thousands of four-legged lives she has helped to save.
Donate time ARK Nose is always looking for volunteers to walk dogs, play with cats, clean out kennels, and help groom animals. Even if you have no real pet experience, or can only visit once a month, the animals and staff there will welcome you. People skilled in gardening, maintenance, and photography are always needed to help with specific tasks on site. Donate money NPOs like ARK rely solely on donated money to keep running, so one-off donations, memberships or annual animal sponsorship are just a few of the options.
Many foreign residents in Japan savour the chance to taste the Japan that was: historical, classical, ancient, removed from the modern clamour of cellphones and the ubiquitous Kitty-chan. This event commemorates the death of Michizane Sugawara, a well-known scholar, politician, and plum-blossom aficionado in the Heian era. He was revered as a god of learning and scholastic study, so many students make the pilgrimage to the shrine to pray for success in their high school or university entrance exams.
The festival has been held on the same day every year for about years with. What makes this event so special is that it is hosted by approximately 30 geiko and maiko, geisha and apprentice geisha, respectively, from the local Kamishichiken area. The only etiquette required for the ceremony is you must remove and carry your shoes. One can then sit and be served tableside or join the elite sitting on the covered ground where one gets a prime view of an actual tea-making by geisha.
You will be served a bowl of hot whipped matcha green tea and small sweet cakes. Sitting among the blooming reds, pinks and whites of the ume plum blossoms while being served by dainty geisha in formal kimono and white make-up can make one understand the cultural concept of ichi-go ichi-e—one chance, one meeting—which is the feeling best associated with the tea ceremony. A superb Japan moment! The tea ceremony is from 10am—3pm. Alternatively, take the Hankyu Kyoto Line to Omiya station and catch the 55 or bus to Kitano Tenmangu-mae bus stop. The pampered hounds of Horie Kansai Scene sniffs out the bewildering array of services available for our four-legged friends.
Indeed, research from the agency Research Panel shows that dogs in Japan are more likely to be owned by families with large incomes. So, what exactly are these rich families spending all their money on?
To find out, KS snooped around the uber-chic Horie area, known to be the epicentre of pooch pampering. Dog cafes were one of the earliest centres of canine commerce to appear in the area. While there are countless cafes to choose from, one of the more notable ones is Kofumi, which offers a dog run where pooches that have been cooped up in apartments can stretch their legs. Of course, this being Japan,. In a bid to outdo competitors, Peace One offer an agility training school for dogs. It all comes to a feverish climax at the Peace One festival where highly-trained dogs do canine gymnastics for their adoring owners.
Their most expensive room is the Sweet Room. Yep, better than the room I got on my last holiday! Out in Kobe, Hotel Okura has luxury rooms where pets and their owners can stay together. In the likely event that dogs are secretly a metaphor for children, then the dogs whose owners shop at Cou Cou are basically the spoilt brats moaning because they only got one ice cream when they wanted two.
While most people would be forgiven for thinking that dogs already have shoes, because of, you know, those pads on the bottom of their feet, the staff at this store would no doubt disagree. So for anyone that feels you can never be too careful, you can add an extra level of protection by giving your pup shoes.
Called Pawz, they may be excessive, but just possibly your pooch will be grateful on these cold winter nights. Cou Cou also offers you plenty of opportunities to play dress-up with your favourite pet. And should your canine friend have, dare I say, any odor, then this can be easily eliminated by purchasing a smell cleansing machine. But if you do go down this path, just remember that next time your pet is scratching on the door, it might just be pretending to go to the toilet so it can run away from home.
If, for some strange reason, you have ever wondered what your dog would look like dressed up like an angel, Father Christmas or Superman, then Dog Luck has you covered. A recent popular trend has been for outfits with small arms, so that you can make your dog actually look exactly like some crazy cosplaying mini-person if you want. Admittedly a very big if….
Refresh yourself with Uji The historical town of Uji is the perfect place to immerse yourself in tea and tradition. Text and Images: Phil Jackson. Starting from the north side of the River Uji, and following the narrow road that runs eastwards along the river, the first stop-off is the small but famous Ujigami Shrine.
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Prince Waki-iratsuko is said to have drowned himself in the Uji River leaving elder brother Nintoku to take the throne. The main honden or hall was built in the late Heian Period 11th century.
The Kirihara-no-mizu spring within. Just a little further down the road and by the river is Uji Shrine. Until the Meiji Restoration of , Uji shrine was part of Ujigami lower and upper shrines. The main structure was built in the Kamakura Period It is thought that the shrine is built on the former site of the Kirihara no Higeta palace built by Prince Wakiiratsuko.
Have you ever had a bottle of Iemon tea? Well, it comes from Uji and is produced by the Fukujuen Tea Company, which is a short walk further along the river. On the first floor is a gift shop and on the second a cafe and workshop where you can learn matcha tea making. Using a stone tea grinder to grind the tencha tea leaves into matcha tea powder this grinding period takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Grind fast for coarse bitter tea and slowly for finer sweet tea. Why isit that some people lead such a successful life and a happy life but we cannot?
But have we looked at the world from a different perspective? Happiness, i agree is difficult to achieve. Actually happiness depends on how we define it. As for me, as long as i can be with my loved ones and they are happy, i will be contented. Though simpleminded, i chose to define it this way so that life will not be as miserable as it seems. Yes parents can be a headache at times. I fully understand that. But everytime we rant about the bad sides of them, have we ever thought about the happy times we had together? The outings and celebrations you had? It just seems that they arent understanding are they?
But no, i beg to differ. Lets just say that they are trying to be understanding but not that understanding enough for us. But before we complain about them, have we ever thought about the people whom may feel more unfair than us? The people who have never known their parents? The people who live every minute in fear? Compared to them, our life seem easier to get thru isnt it? Yes i cant say i know your life inside out.
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But i want to try to understand you. Because my life and yours arent very different afterall. Like you, i have been hurt and feel that no one understands me or love me at all. MAybe its because we reject others. Why do we feel lonely sometimes? Have you ever felt so hurt by someone you decided never to forgive them? Have you felt you couldnt trust anyone anymore? Well maybe it is because we have been so hurt that we dun feel like being hurt again. Thats why we become more cautious and hide from those we trust, in fear of being hurt by them as well? Have you thought of forgiving those who hurt us?
Well i have thought about it. Forgive those whom have hurt us though it seems difficult. But by forgiving them, we can give our frendship a second chance. A frendship which we may have held for a long time. By rejecting them, by not allowing frends close to us, that is why we may feel uncared for. Frends may hurt us intentionally or not, but dun forget that true frends will always be with us when we need them. It may sound absurd but why not give it a try? Lastly, it is about rejecting the differences of others. We are all humans. We arent perfect, we may be similar of may be very different.
But we should respect and accept each others differences. There aint such thing as an ideal frend. So what if someone may be so different they stand out? I understand their situation for i have felt leftout before. That is why everytime we go for outings, i asked you guys to bring him along. But learn to accept him or tolerate him more. This my frend is some of the life experiences i would like to share with you during one of the most downward poart of your life. Treasure those people and things during the most beautiful moments in your life.
And my dear frend, like someone always say to me, "Giving up on life is much harder than to give in" please remember that i will always be there for you if you need me. XD quite a busy day for me lol Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone. Don't go for wealth; even that fades away.
Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright. Find the one that makes your heart smile. Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying. ZZZ 6pm nick came, we went to arcade ZZ so me nick and tweet went to eat dinner at tweet hse there ZZ no life lor 5 years where got maple.
ZZZ today just not my good mood day lar..
- Beneath A Dragon Sky: Dragon Skies Book I Incipit?
CT we were asked to write or draw any reflections of JC life good points.. As the raindrops begin to dance come the rainbows and the sun but thou hath naught and all else came to a crashing halt. Love-Senses If my love for you could be put in words If my love for you could be painted in colours If my love for you could be a taste If my love for you could be a smell If my love for you could be a sound If our love is the sea If our love is the sky If our love is the weather If our love is the forest If our love is a dream Our love is a love that cannot be explained I pa pa wor ZZZ 30 July Oh nice PR kena H1N Im just choosing to act ignorant How old are you?
Seventeen 2. Are you single? Maybe not? At what age do you think you'll get married? Do you think you'll be marrying the person you are with now? Not applicable lol Where do you plan to go on honeymoon?
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