What's the first CD you bought? When? Explain the details.
who would you thank if you were to pick one person? Why?
The first CD I bought was "are you happy" , which is the latest CD of ARASHI.
ARASHI is the most popular j-pop group. Since I was an elementary school student, I've been a big fan of them.
You might have been surprised to hear that, the first CD was their latest CD.
I'll tell you the reason.
Usually my mother buy their CD once a year, and usually they release their CD once a year, so it was enough.
However it was different this time.
My mother bought me the first-run limited edition of "Are you happy". I was really pleased a usual. However when normal edition was released after the first-run edition, it was announced for the customers that the normal edition is released with a special free gift, and the contents are little bit different with the first-run edition. I was really shocked to hear that. So I asked my mother to buy one. Of course she denied. So I bought one from my allowance.
And if I were to pick one person to thank, the person is my mother.
I have my mother to thank for being fan of Arashi for a long years.
Suppose a city museum of art has been operating in the red for many years, and you are the newly elected mayor; what would you suggest the municipal government do about the museum?
We know Utsunomiya art museum is in red.
It is a wonderful building and exists in a vast filed which are really maintained.
Some people must think that more money should be spent on maintaining ,repairing or building infrastructures like roads, schools, and new nursery schools and senior centers.
On the other hand we rethink about why we need such a big museum.
Museums seem to have three roles, one is to inform art, another one is to educate and inspire youth through art and the other is to store art heritage.
And especially a city museum is a yardstick of culture. So we have to be proud of having one.
So we have to keep the museum.
Our art museums is in a vast field. There it is prohibited to ride a bike, to do BBQ and so on.
If it is open widely to us, we often go there and see exhibitions. Even if we don't see exhibitions, if there are some open stores or stalls, we will spend money.
About the point of education, the museum can do something immediately. We haven't heard artists in residence at Utsunomiya art museum. If such project is proceeded, more people show interests to it. Luckily we have a private art university, so why they open for the students?
And about the point of storehouse, we didn't know the rule. Now we understand why such a big building is necessary for art museums.Miekoおばさん公式HP