Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wedding ceremony at Tempura

Hi, I am chikae ella, an officer of Tempura SIM.
We have very few events at Tempura. The reason is as follows.

1. Since Tempura is not pursuing profit, there is no need to gather people through events.
2. Tempura is a place where the guests can have adventures by themselves freely, and the stuffs of Tempura are rather not proposing ways to play aggressively from our side.
3. All staffs of Tempura are too busy in managing SIM, and cannot help events for guests.

Even so, there are many requests for events every day. The most popular one among them is: “Let us have a wedding ceremony at Tempura”

The owner of Tempura cannot reject the request to conduct a wedding ceremony that is a start of a happy life in the second life, at Tempura. He is a generous person. He thought out the matter, and got a conclusion, that is, “If guests are conducting a wedding ceremony at Tempura by themselves, we will remain spectators, and will bless them on the sidelines.”

If you drop an IM in advance saying that “We will celebrate a wedding at Tempura”, then we will cordially allow you to gather your friend and perform a marriage ceremony at a garden of Tempura freely.

Most of the couples who had wedding ceremony here used the Spring Forrest, where is the Indian lotus field. Some of the popular ways are; the bride and bridegroom dance on the round table in the lotus field and spectators are blessing them around the table, or the bridal couple sits on the large lotus flower in the field.
In any case, most of couples are dancing in the golden hall in the castle after the ceremony, and then take a rest in the suite room situated on both sides of the castle.

Also there are many couples come to Tempura a honeymoon trip. The couple who takes pictures at every spot in the SIM really looks alight with happiness.
Please have a wedding ceremony at Tempura. It might be difficult to invite so many guests, but please be blessed by Tempura.

 :: てんぷらの結婚式 ::

こんにちわてんぷらシムのオフサー、chikae ella です。











photograph by kikunosuke Eel

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A new place of interest at TEMPURA

This is chikae ella, an officer of TEMPURA SIM. As you may noticed if you have visited TEMPURA once, TEMPURA is a nonprofit-making, absolute volunteer SIM.

No camp, no store, and no land lease at all. And there is no event except for some extraordinary reason. TEMPURA is a dream world where the guests can come up with an act and adventure freely by themselves.

There are excellent creators among the guests, and they provide us with many good advises. And some of them propose to put their works put in TEMPURA.

Mr. romi77779Doobie is one of them. The meditation cushion presented by him is now set at the round table that is at counter side of the Tai Chi section. This place was a club before, now it gets reincarnated as a place for meditation, which is well adequate for TREMPURA that pursues healing.

To match the round table with the rainbow flower floating, the color of cushion was changed also to rainbow colors by the owner. Please restore your spirits for tomorrow, through a deep meditation here.

 :: てんぷらの新名所 ::

てんぷらシムオフサーのchikae ella です。1度でもてんぷらにいらした方はご存知と思いますが、てんぷらは営利目的のない完全なボランティアシムです。





photograph by kikunosuke Eel

Friday, April 17, 2009

summerhouse at Tempura

There are lot of private rooms in Tempura isle.
one of them is "Azuma-Ya",Placed right side the huge circle for tai-chi.
*"Azuma-Ya 東屋" means a Japanese gazebo or a summerhouse.

obviously,It's completely Tempura original construction.

Look up ! When entering the room,
you can see the deep blue sky through the skylight window
and, many decorative pillows prepared for chatting with friends

It is particularly worth noting that these special pillows
were donated by prof.Cel Edman(Linkto URL)to the owner of Tempura, kikunosuke.
*but patterns were created by Kikunosuke

Can you find these pillows in the room ??

 :: 東屋 ::

その一つが"あずま屋" 太極拳広場の右側です。(橋に向かって)






photograph by kikunosuke Eel

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Affair to Remember "Tempura isle"

Everything happens as an aleatory, and is considered to be corollary later.

I cannot give away myself.
Also I cannot reveal whether I am involved in TEMPURA, or the role in it.
If it were told, I should leave the SecondLife.
In the real life, I reside in a huge conglomerate, and cover a lot of ground.
My name is Aqua Farina.

At the very beginning, I installed a viewer to study if there is a way to utilize the SecondLife in the business.
But within a few days, it was judged that it is hard to use the ScondLife in the business.
At that time, I found no reason for investment, and did some short time research for any possibility.

At the time, there were few sites in Japanese language, and we have to sign up in the US one. The investment to the virtual space got active later.

I found one fact through the research.
The concepts of values in the SecondLife exist as many as the number of avatars.
It seems that the people who create SIMs and business by finding a common concept of values can get high access.

At near the end of research in the SecondLife, I noticed Tempura ISLAND clipped on the Picks of my friend.
The first impression when I made an access to Tempura was “organized”.
A mode can be felt at very few SIMs, and it takes too much time to get the picture of them.

Since I am not a right-brain-derived person, I am poor at spatial reasoning capacity.
Normal person seems to feel an image through the left field, but I might be calculating whole things using the right field image. So my comments will not be typical.

It should be a simplicity that filled in gaps of my poor special awareness instantly.
It had also strength and beauty, and I felt that there was a calculated tactical light.

Incidentally I struck up an acquaintance with the managing stuff on the first day of the access, and I felt an aura of pursuing an art and glimpses of benignity to save human, that is not for the business.

I am a Japanese, but do not like Japan too much.
But I am considering a feeling of wishing broadcast Japan to the world as same as the real life. At that spot, there was a meeting with Tempura, and I felt it could be a challenge to keep and broadcast a character that is not globalized at this SIM.

One of my jobs in the real life is to consider organizations and strategies.
I was tired of the social life that was bound by the rationalism, but I believe that it was a meeting with this SIM that changed my interpretation of the world and then caused changes now.

Generally this SIM is evaluated with its beauty.
But for me, it is a process to form the philosophy and sensitivity through the process of birth.
How is the governance done for the maintenance? It excites my interest. A number of activities go synchronized.
I am neither a person of region nor a physical scientist, but it seems there are Taoism and a quantum theory with a synchronicity.

Ladies and gentlemen, please experience this precious SIM.
It gives you an experience, and guides you to the tomorrow.
This SIM changes continuously. Hurry up!

Aqua Farina

:: Affair To Remember "Tempura isle" ::


名はAqua Farinaと申します。

すべての始まりはSecond Lifeをビジネスに活用出来ないかと




Tempura ISLANDが気になりました。



kikunosuke Eel,chikae Ella,nekocyan Dyrssen,and me







photograph by kikunosuke Eel

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tempura ISLAND invitation letter

Hi, this is chikae ella, an officer of TEMPURA SIM.
I have been working for mass media in the real life, but I had never played computer games until late 2007. I was rather strong-armed into the second life by the owner and his buddies.

I thought I would be bored soon, but while I was traveling around many SIMs for research to establish TEMPURA, I was fascinated with the joviality of SL and has been hooked on it.

To build a SIM of ultimate love and heal, through fusion of Renaissance (West) and Mandara (East), is also a process to reach the world of our ancestor. for the owner and us, very religious people.

The Mandara is the world in the airy region where many enlightened Buddhism saints live. Mandara is usually described with a concentric diagram with many saints sitting along the circle.
The saints sitting at the center of diagram is the topmost rank, Mahaavairocana. The Mahaavairocana is said to be a benevolent Buddhism saint who lights up whole universe with the light power of love.

We are emitting light from the dome of a castle in TEMPLRA toward the universe where the Buddhism saints live. We offered a prayer with a wish to receive a shower of light of a mass for our ancestor and benevolence of Buddha all over the TEMPURA SIM.
I have no doubt that the God has descended from the sky to TEMPURA. I have experienced many miracles and mysteries in TEMPURA.

Please visit the TEMPURA with an abundance of beautiful light!

:: てんぷらからの招待状 ::

こんにちわ。てんぷらシムオフサーのchikae ella です。
私はRLマスコミで働いていますが仕事に忙殺されて、2007年の秋まで パソコンの中のゲームというものをまったくやったことがありませんでした。









photograph by kikunosuke Eel

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tempura ISLAND Tour #1

Let me show you about TEMPURA ISLAND
Tempura Island has a place called "The Forest of Summer"
which is famous place in Second Life

It was picked up by a Blog of Linden(thanks T)

This Circle Dance is popular in this region
Are you willing to try it?

See you at Tempura ISLAND

photograph by kikunosuke Eel

Benvenuti al GIAPPONE Tempura ISOLA.

Sarò la vostra guida sim con la storia di Tempura.

Tempura è un concetto di amore e di simulazione di rilassamento, che è stata costruita da noi, 4 RL artisti giapponesi.

Quando noi, i quattro artisti, abbiamo iniziato SL, non sapevamo molto su SL, e spesi solo per il nostro giorno di facile divertimento. Un giorno, abbiamo iniziato a pensare di avere la nostra casa in SL. Non ricordo chi l’ha detto per prima, ma probabilmente, tutti e quattro abbiamo avuto la stessa sensazione nello stesso momento ...

Poi, abbiamo iniziato a pensare di acquistare una sim per ogni nostra, ma abbiamo cambiato la nostra mente e deciso di creare il nostro godere ideale SIM, non solo la costruzione e che hanno i nostri case private.
Nel novembre scorso (2007), abbiamo acquistato una SIM e ha iniziato a trovare un talento creatore ideale per i nostri sim.

Abbiamo trovato il miglior creatore, il signor D, e gli abbiamo chiesto per il nostro progetto. Ma, le cose non andavano bene, siccome lui era troppo occupato, ma finalmente ha cominciato il nostro progetto questo febbraio (2008). Lo avevamo aspettato per iniziare il nostro progetto per 4 mesi dopo che abbiamo acquistato i nostri sim: tuttavia, in realtà, ora si potrebbe dire che si è rivelato buono come siamo stati in grado di spendere i 4 mesi facendo una buona ricerca per sims popolare in SL .

In qualità di proprietario della sim, Kikunosuke, è stato molto occupato in RL per il suo lavoro carico di responsabilità. Quindi, la ricerca è stata effettuata da due signore; Chikae Ella, che è ora un PR di tempura, e Nola, che è un creatore di RL. In realtà, Nola è colui che stabilisce il piano di Tempura. Un giorno, ha detto "alcune idee sono venute dal cielo e voglio creare una nuova sim come questa". e ha richiamato il modello di Tempura molto rapidamente.
Il tema della sim, che ha immaginato è l’amore, il rilassamento, il post-rinascimentale, e la mistica di Mandara.

Quando la costruzione della sim è stata avviata, siamo stati in grado di vedere Mr.D 's e di altri creatori il lavoro mandato dal cielo. Questa è stata la nostra fortuna, e ora siamo stati in grado di chiedere la revisione delle loro opere ogni volta che differiscono dalle nostre immagini della SIM.

Abbiamo chiesto per la revisione tante volte quante sono le nostre aspettative per la sim. E, Mr.D e di altri creatori hanno apportato delle modifiche per il loro lavoro ogni volta che lo abbiamo chiesto. Tuttavia, il top management di Mr.D 's società detto Mr.D e creatori di finire il progetto, come è stato tenuto troppo tempo per 1 progetto.

Alla fine del mese di marzo 2008, hanno terminato i loro lavori. Si potrebbe dire che la sim è stata ben fatta.

Tuttavia, il proprietario di tempura, KIKU, non ha accettato la qualità del loro lavoro, e ci ha detto che egli non avrebbe mai aperto la sim con tali qualità. Poi, ha cominciato a cambiare e sostituire quasi tutte le trame in 2 mesi. Ha sostituito la texture della Tempura di ingresso, la galleria del corridoio, la finestra del castello, e la sala del castello (ad eccezione del tetto) che è ora uno dei luoghi da notare in Tempura. Inoltre, ha cambiato tutti i mobili e li ha sostituiti a partita la sua immagine. Non si può immaginare quanto sia difficile dover lavorare al progetto e gli sforzi compiuti in tal senso.

Il 25 maggio, 2008, finalmente sono stati in grado di aprire la sim, e ci sono voluti 2 mesi dopo la prima data di regolamento da Mr.D.

Questa è stata la storia della Tempura.

Ora, ci sono i luoghi di maggiore interesse di Tempura.

Prima di tutto, vorremmo introdurvi alla foresta d’autunno. Verrete colpiti dal momiji rossi, foglie rosse. E 'stata molto apprezzata come la più bella foresta in SL da un famoso blog di Linden. Dietro il bosco, c'è un grande albero casa con due stanze dove si può ottenere tutto il confort necessario.

In secondo luogo, vi è la foresta d’estate, che si trova al lato opposto della foresta di autunno. Giganti alberi che sono come quelli di una fiaba e poco birdcall sarebbe il benvenuto. Vi è anche una bella cascata con schiuma bianca. Troverete una bella stanza dietro la cascata, che è molto popolare tra i giovani d'amore. E, inoltre, non si vuole perdere una grotta di cristallo con una stanza segreta.

In terzo luogo, vi è il più grande campo di fiori in SL sulla collina che circonda la foresta di autunno e la foresta di estate. Si prega di rilassarsi nel campo, si possono sentire le onde dei fiori, come in un sogno.

In quarto luogo, si possono trovare i lunghi corridoi e la splendida galleria del castello. Si prega di godere in ballo la palla d'oro stanza nel castello.

In quinto luogo, vi è una tavola rotonda per tai-chi, oltre lo stagno. Persone godono tai-chi dalla mattina presto.

In sesto luogo, vi è la foresta di primavera nella parte occidentale della sim con fiori di loto, che è chiamato Dio di fiori in alcune culture. Questo posto è ora diventato uno dei migliori punti di vista in Tempura.

Infine, si può anche trovare molte stanze segrete in Tempura: due bellissime camere private in entrambi i lati del castello, una stanza privata trova da tai-chi per amare le coppie che desiderano trascorrere bel tempo, una stanza privata in un sottomarino, anche una stanza privata sotto il mare con un acquario d'ingresso che si trova proprio di fronte al sommergibile (posto a destra sotto la tavola rotonda di tai-chi.).

Inoltre, è possibile trovare tante belle palle d’animazione e goderle.

Tempura è ora un luogo ke ospita molti visitatori provenienti da tutto il mondo che trascorrono il proprio tempo rilassante e piacevole qui. Tempura è anche un luogo per incontrare persone da tutto il mondo e di godere heartful e caldi momenti di socializzazione. Si prega di venire e godere dei momenti di pace in Tempura.

Il proprietario di Tempura sim: Kikunosuke anguilla

tradotto da Myst Oleander
photograph by kikunosuke Eel

Friday, April 10, 2009

Kikunosuke Eel(SIM owner) Special Interview

This is the question and answer when Kikunosuke was interviewed by Spanish SL Magazine, “ORBE”. The history and episodes of an establishment of TEMPURA are explained together with the burning sincerity and enthusiasm of Kikunosuke for TEMPURA.

Ladies and gentlemen, please feel the soul of TEMPURA here.

■Tell us about Tempura.

Q: What is the main idea of Tempura?

A: The most beautiful place where people talk and feel love in the world.
The ultimate healing place.
The last unexplored region where nobody had stepped into for more than several hundreds years.
The harmony of Renaissance (Western) and Mandala ( Eastern ).

Q: Tell us something about the history of Tempura.

A: Opened on the 25th of May, 2008.
It took about more than half a year to develop it from our plan.

We did not do any promotion for this sim at first; however, the Safari tour by Koinup was a major turning point for us as we have had more and more visitors after the event.
I will talk about the history of this sim in the next question.

Q: How did this idea about Tempura came to you, and how did you developed it?

A: It was all started from my broken heart.
In those days, I was suffering from losing my ex-SL girlfriend.

I was going to sell my sim which I got for my ex-SL girlfriend; however my best friends told me not to do, but to develop our Utopia, instead.

I thought I really needed a place to heal my broken heart and to relieve my fatigue caused by my RL.

And, I instinctively feel that we also need a healing place in a virtual world as we live in a digital society with a surfeit of information.

Then, once we would do, we decided to make the most beautiful and the highly stylish sim.

I designed a sim with my comrades, and found good creators who could help us to make realized our imaginary world.

As our construction had been started, we had had very hard time. There was a gap between our imaginal world and the one creators developed, and we needed to ask them to re-do their works many times, which caused the delay. TEMPURA was not completed by the contracted due date.

I could say that if I opened the incompleted sim at that time, TEMPURA would never been existed as now.

I reexamined our plan and our blueprint with my best friends after the contracted due date. It took me more than several months to make changes to many places. I changed almost all the textures.

We discussed “What we miss? What we need? ".
Then, we learned a lot from ladies' ideas and those helped to establish the main idea of TEMPRA.

Some of their ideas were those: there were many sims where men and women could make love; however they were troublesome or untidy and not romantic. In those days, there was no place where ladies could spend their precious time or sleep together with their lovers with safe and romantic mood. etc.

We made some private rooms in TEMPURA from their ideas, and the color and furnitures were picked based on psychology.
We concerned a lot to make them elegant, decent, and cozy. These concepts are common to all places in TEMPURA. We seeked the spaces where anyone could relax based on psychology.

As you could see the sim on a map, the shape is symmetry. This comes from the idea of mandala, Buddhist visual schema of the enlightened mind.
I am a religious person.
The light ray to the sky from the dome of main building is an image of smoke from incense sticks, which helps ancestors to climb up the paradise.
I put some images of Renaissance which are my favorite.
I think that you may feel that TEMPURA is a multinational sim with many elements from many countries or cultures. And, that is why I believe that anybody could accept this sim without any hesitation.

Q: What does Tempura means?

A: TEMPURA is a name of Japanese traditional food.
I do not know if I could explain this well to foreigners, but I try.

The name was associated from a buzzword in Japan " AGE-AGE ", which describe the feeling of cheerfulness, excitement or energetic. And, "AGE" of "AGE-AGE" also means to deep-fry foods. And, a famous deep-fried food in Japan is tempura, which is also well known Japanese food in the world.
Then, I came up with the name, TEMPURA, which people from all over the world could easily remember.

Well, I still don't know if you could understand above. lol.

■Tell us about your photograph work.
(Note: Kikunosuke is halting his photographing activity since he is now prioritizing his family in the real life. Please take it into consideration when reading the article.)

Q: Is SL Photography an art?

A: Of course yes. It is an art which could impress people.
Avatars which show the air, atmosphere, and the values of RL persons fascinate me.
An avatar has a character and personality.
Sometimes, I could see one's personality from an avatar very much.
I think the reason why all models look differently even they wear the same shapes and skins are that aviators show their inside of person.

Also, SL photography reflects the spirit of a photographer, and this may be the same as the painting art in RL.

Q: What are the main goals when you do a photograph in sl?

A: This is one of my self-expression.
This is not my work, but my hobby.
I am very happy if anyone could feel something from or be moved by my photos.
I was not familiar with digital world till I started SL; however, I was fascinated by the digital art by taking photos in SL
And, this helps my works in RL.

Q: Tell us about your work in Deja Vu Magazine.

A: I take photos for the cover and fashion themed pages.
When I have much time, I could take many photos for them.
The skills which I get from this job help me customizing my sim.

Q: How does the SL Media as a magazine influence in Second Life?

A: This is such a hard question.
I think that it could influence people or SL more and deeper than blogs.

Q: How do you live your second life?

A: I log in SL rather longer than other people, but I am AFK most of the time due to my RL works.
I really enjoy meeting people in SL.
I have not expected how hard it is to maintain a sim, however, I enjoy learning a lot from our visitors in TEMPURA.

I am sensitive to current fashions, so I am always finding something new.
I take photos only when my physical condition is good.
When I find beautiful persons, places, and things, I keep shooting photos all day long.

Q: What are the main goals of your second life?

A: To improve or cultivate myself.
To open my mind.
To try my hand.

Q: How do you feel your second life?

A: It changed my view of life.
I found my solutions many times in SL, when I had difficulties in RL.

I meet many precious people, and I am touched very deeply in SL, which I could never experience in RL.

Sometimes, the emotion is more real in SL than in RL, and it sometimes makes me feel heavy and painful.

I could feel that the soul which comes out from the body is living in the virtual world.

SL without love is no more than a world, and I could never live longer in SL without love.
This is the same as in RL.

I could live in this world as I have my good friends who help me.

I have met my best and precious friends, and I log in to see them.

photograph by kikunosuke Eel

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kikunosuke Eel(SIM owner)Special Interview *jpn



■テンプラについて お聞かせ下さい。

























○"テンプラ" は、どのような意味ですか?




○SLの写真撮影は 芸術だと思いますか?








○Deja Vu Magazine のあなたの仕事について 教えて下さい。


○SLの雑誌という媒体は、どのように セカンドライフ内で、影響がありますか?







○あなたのセカンドライフの主なる目的は 何ですか?











photograph by kikunosuke Eel