Vol. 81 – UAE Story (2; 8/3/19) – WAY OF LIFE

New York, N.Y. The book I bought also described the plans and experiments until the completion of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum. According to it, this net-like ceiling, which is the material of the huge bamboo basket, seems to be made up of a combination of parts that have a net-like shape that is shaped like a star. The number I did was 7850! THEY USED PARTS OF A NET – 7850 SPACES

He said he made two types of models to experiment with how they would look when completed. One is a one-third size model, and it seems that it was made by combining 7850 star-shaped parts with one-third of them and combining them.

It seems that this was also used for a year to consider operational issues such as how to install it as it is and how to clean it when the museum is actually built. The other model is one star-shaped model made in the actual size, and even one alone is already 17m x 17m in size.It seems that they made a base, put it on it, placed it at various angles, and repeated experiments to see how the light and rain would INTERACT.

So much experimentation and research will be done before one building is completed. Well, when I went, the museum was just doing a Rembrandt exhibit. This was also the best. Rembrandt is a Dutch painter known by the name of “artist of light and shadow”, so when I saw the light he painted, I thought it was the perfect exhibition for this museum. Isn’t the assortment better than the Rembrandt Museum in the Netherlands? I thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous contents.

Many of the collections other than Rembrandt are also very luxurious, and the display method uses a lot of floor space, and each art piece is properly packed in a good quality case, and there are easy-to-use LCD screen explanation boards.

I felt that ONE wouldn’t be able to do such a great thing unless I was in a rich country. Almost all the people I meet are foreigners. The United Arab Emirates is a federal state made up of seven Emirates and its capital is Abu Dhabi.

Dubai, which has become synonymous with a rich country, is also one of the centers. The United Arab Emirates are rich in oil and natural gas and are rich. But the population of the people is only 9.4 million. There are many foreigners who want to live and work here, and almost all the people you go to travel and meet at restaurants and hotels are foreigners.

The work visa examination to be able to work here is thorough. Of course, there is no criminal record, so there are no people stealing things. Perhaps because of that, I felt the security during my stay. A single woman can walk at night or in the desert.

Arab people who do not need to work at all

The cost of living is provided to the people from birth to death. So there is no need to work to live. And many children aren’t going to school because they don’t have to be better than others, which is tough.

Recently, the government has mandated that this is not the case. This is strange, as there are people all over the world who are poor and cannot eat. The workers who work are imported from countries nearby, but they can’t have their own houses, so they are put in places like lodgings, eat FOOD there, and work just like slaves. THEY CANNOT EVEN BRING THEIR WIVES

I will. But the workers don’t get much salary. Anyway, foreigners are all working. And the people don’t really work from morning till night.

It was very strange because there is no such country in the world WHERE NORMAL DON;T . However, from the time of birth to death, human beings will become obsolete without some hope, goal, and challenge. THEN THER WILL BE DECLINE OF CIVILI=ZATION,

I feel that the greatness of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum cannot be fully enjoyed by visiting it once, so I would like to create another chance to come back soon.

(Next issue will be on August 10th)

Originally published as Vol. 81 in Weekly Biz, August 3, 2019; translated by Jim Luce.

See: Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura Column in Japan’s Weekly Biz



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Dr. Kazuko Hillyer Tatsumura
Dr. Kazuko was born into a distinguished old family in Kyoto, Japan, and graduated from Toho conservatory of Music in Tokyo. In 1961 she came to U.S. as a pianist sponsored by the Boston Symphony. She studied at Boston University, New York University, and received her Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine from New York State University and the International Academy of Education in Tokyo. From 1968 to 1992, she promoted cultural exchanges from East to West and vice versa, and became a world famous impresario, producing 2,000 events each year all over the world encompassing over 140 countries. In this connection, in 1972, she went to Dharamsala to find the lost Tibetan Folk Opera, and met His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with whom she remains a lifelong friend. In 1973 and 1991 she arranged and funded personally the tours of the Folk Opera of Tibet to the West. She has received many medals and honors from different countries. Her tireless life long work in Philanthropic field is vast and well known ranging from Save the Beacon Theater, Save the Boat People, Help the Homeless, natural disasters of earthquakes and tsunamis, as well as relief to AIDS and HIV positive children in Africa. She has been a dedicated Board Member to both the J. Luce Foundation and Orphans International for years. Her work focuses on the Tibetan people; Tibetan children remain especially strong in her heart. She raised fund for the new academic building for Manjushree Orphanage in Tawang, India and supported many aspects of the school. See HuffPo pieces entitled Japanese Holistic Healer in NYC to Build School for Tibetan Orphans in India, A Japanese Dinner with Raul Castro’s Daughter, and NYC Gala in Support of Tibetan Orphans Set for January.

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