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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2009, 09:53:12 AM »
Utterly tired.... but it's finished! A summary of Bijo Houdan; hmm not really a summary since it's this long... whatever you want to call it then.  :lol:

Bijo Houdan 03 – Ishikawa Rika

Narrator: Rika’s history in MM and H!P and a little about illumination designer, Ishii Motoko. She went to Finland to learn about illumination design.

Before the talk: Ishii-san thought when she first met Rika that she was a cute and charming girl, but she knows that what you see on TV and the actual person is a little different, so she looks forward to meeting the real Rika.

Before the talk: Because Rika is a secretive (one who doesn’t open up easily) person she is a little nervous.

Rika is a little nervous, so Ishii-san tells her to relax. Because there’s the conveniently placed Tokyo Tower in the background, Rika goes straight in and asks Ishii-san about her experience about lighting up Tokyo Tower for the first time. The first time Tokyo Tower lit up was 20 years ago. For its 50th anniversary, they decided to give Tokyo Tower a new make over, so Ishii-san thought that for a lady 50 years is definitely a diamond, so for its anniversary, it lit up into 7 colors and then a white diamond illumination.

Ishii-san then asks Rika about her debut stating that she at 15 years old. Rika mentions that debuting at 15 was like putting a child out into the real world. But now she is finally an adult as well as her way of thinking is more mature. Up until now, she didn’t have a chance to really think about things, but now that she does have time, she thinks about what she wants to do from now, so she wants to ask Ishii-san about various things.

Rika does have something she is worried about and it’s that she is the type of person that goes against the flow (Amanojaku).

After the talk: Ishii-san hasn’t heard the phrase, “Amanojaku,” used that often recently and is surprised that Rika would use that word, but she thinks it’s cute.

Rika gives an example of her “amanojaku,” saying, when the staff asks what outfit she should go with today, Rika can’t decide, so they would ask the other staff people around for their opinions and when the votes are tallied up, Rika would choose the outfit that had the fewer votes. Ishii mentions that it’s just Rika’s personality, but Rika says the other people would say that isn’t cute. Ishii-san thinks that it’s Rika’s individuality/personality for being like that and that is a lot like French people. Rika then says that she must have been a French person in her past life.

Rika mentions that she can’t be the good kid in the family. She often says selfish things and doesn’t say thank you right away. After a fight, she always wonders why she always says some snappy things and wants to make up, but can’t get the words out. Ishii replies that sometimes it’s like a joke, but the parents know that you are thankful and sorry even if you don’t say it, however, they will be really happy if you do say it. Rika mentions that only when she is sick that she tries to be a good girl and gets spoiled and gives an example of calling her mom and asking her to make some applesauce, etc. Ishii-san mentions that her mom used to make that for her too. However, normally, when they call and be like it’s about time we come for a visit, Rika replies curtly, no thanks. Ishii-san says that it’s the same with her daughter (Aren’t we all like this? Lol) As for Rika always being against the flow, Ishii-san doesn’t know too much about it, but in foreign countries it is good to give an opposite opinion or else other people will think you are a fool. Ishii-san says it is good to have opposite opinions and tells Rika not to worry.

Rika then mentions that Japanese people are strict (formal). Ishii-san mentions that if she can turn “amanojaku” into a constructive opinion, then it will be ok. Rika replies that when she often works with a lot older co-workers, she worries about other people thinking of her as being saucy. But it is because she thinks of that, she wants to tell it the other person. Ishii-san thinks that it is a good thing, but probably needs to work on her timing and her way of saying things. Rika thinks that is probably the reason; she wants to just say it and communication just doesn’t go through. Ishii-san replies that it is about technique and that ending with a polite please (onegaishimasu) would help. Rika thinks that she is absolutely correct.

After the talk: Rika now feels that she doesn’t need to fix it, just turn it into a positive way.

Question 2: What kind of lady is a mature (adult-like) lady?

After the talk: Rika felt that Ishii-san is a responsible person and felt that she is a mature lady, but she still wants to ask because she doesn’t know.

Ishii thinks that a woman should be able to be independent no matter where you go, but she feels this is not limited to women, but men as well. She feel that being independent is very important.

Narrator: She went to Finland to be independent and at age 29, started her own company.

When Ishii-san came back to Japan, she didn’t know what kind of job to do or how to even start using the illumination skills she learned to use in Japan.

Narrator: It was still time that Japan didn’t have illuminated buildings, so Ishii-san didn’t have any work, but she didn’t give up and tried to market building illumination.

Ishii-san didn’t know what she wanted to do in her 10’s and 20’s, but slowly she started to know what she wanted to do, but didn’t know where to start. In her 30’s she was still confused about what her job really was, but by 40’s she finally started to understand how to do her job. In her 50’s she finally was getting the hang of it. When she was in her 60’s she finally saw what she wanted to create, so she tells Rika that her journey is just starting.

After the talk: Rika always thought to hurry up grow up and learn things, but realized that she didn’t need to go that fast.

Ishii-san has prepared a dish that she wants Rika to try. Rika wonders what it is.

Narrator: Ishii-san went to Finland and often ate this, open sandwich. It is one slice of bread topped with various ingredients.

It is an easy dish to take home and eat. Rika asks if it is fish on top. Ishii confirms and Rika mentions it’s a bit like curry. Ishii-san asks Rika if she cooks. Rika replies that she didn’t need to, but she thought it was about time to learn. She never learned how to make miso soup and now when she does make food, she would call her mom to ask what ingredients are needed while at the supermarket. Ishii-san asks what her specialty dish is and Rika replies it is making curry from roux, but it is pre-made roux. Ishii-san asks if Rika calls her friends over to eat, but Rika doesn’t. Rika eats by herself and Ishii-san comments that is lonely. When she has leftovers, she sticks it in the fridge. Ishii-san comments that cooking is fun. Rika mentions that cooking for yourself allows you to cook to the taste you like.

Ishii-san asks Rika what her hobby is. Rika replies that she doesn’t really have a hobby. Ishii-san mentions that her hobby is reading. She would have about 30 books next to her bed. She loves going to bookstores. Rika asks if she reads before going to bed. Ishii-san replies that she has to read before going to bed, even if it’s just one page or two pages. On her days off, she would read books all day long. Rika then says if it’s ok to mention something very embarrassing.

Rika doesn’t often read books and the reason why she doesn’t read books is that she likes to be caught up in the world the book is in. She would imagine the world while reading, but when she reads a kanji (Chinese character) she doesn’t understand, she would be thrown back to reality. Ishii-san replies that it’s fine to just skip over those words. Rika says she does skip over them, but when she can’t imagine what that word means, she would get sick of reading. Ishii-san replies that it’s not related and it’s ok because it’s the overall context. She continues saying that if the book is interesting, you’ll get sucked in more and books are meant to be play time in another world.

There is a question that Rika really wants to ask. She says she has a dream of getting married in the future and has kids, but she wonders if it’s possible to work and be a wife/mother at the same time. Ishii-san says that her daughter is already in her 30’s, so it’s not she’s like being a mother to her.

After the talk: Back in the day, Ishii-san also had the same worry as Rika, but she thinks now that isn’t so much of a problem, yet it is still something to worry about.

When the kids were little, Ishii-san would pay attention to them, but work would always take precedence. She knows that has caused some sadness for them. Rika asks if Ishii-san had ever thought of stop working and focus completely on being a housewife. Ishii-san never thought about that. Her kid did ask her why she was always working and not at home, she replied that she was working before she was born and she came after. Rika comments that must be a shock for the kid with the kid asking if work was more important. Ishii-san replies that it’s because you are important and want to give a good future that I will work and the kid seems to be satisfied with the answer.

Rika mentions that this may be an odd question, but doing both seems to be really tough. Ishii-san says that when that time comes, you adjust your work and without becoming a housewife, it should be both the husband and wife participating in keeping the household together, so one should find somebody who is willing to do that. Ishii-san asks Rika what is her ideal type for a husband. Rika replies that he must be a tall, kind, and a generous person. Ishii-san thinks that that type of person is definitely around Rika somewhere. Rika wonders if that is true. Ishii-san comments that thinking of a prince is not good, but Rika does think of prince on a white horse. Ishii-san says that is a delusion and best stop thinking about a prince.

After the talk: Ishii-san says that it’s impossible for a prince like that to come. She feels that there isn’t somebody as handsome as that around and best be careful.

Ishii-san mentions that before marriage, you got to fall in love. Rika comments that while thinking about her position, is romance ok. Ishii-san replies that if you don’t fall in love it would be difficult to get married. Ishii-san continues asking Rika if she is the type who must have things go a certain way. Rika feels she isn’t very girly; she often thinks of being black or white and that there is no grey zone. She thinks this way at work and in private. She wonders if this is not good. Ishii-san thinks that a good part of Japanese culture is the many things in between, but it’s forgivable. (I’m missing the part right before she says it’s forgivable, so it’s a little out of context) Anyways, Ishii-san tells Rika that it’s good to have the experience of being a mother, but first is romance and choosing the right guy and that Rika won’t have a problem of finding guys.

After the talk: Rika has reflected on what Ishii-san said about kids, marriage, etc. She feels that if Ishii-san can do it, she can too; ideally of course.

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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2009, 10:00:20 AM »
WHOA!!! Fen I BOW DOWN TO YOU!! :bow: :wub:

lol Finland gets mentioned! Oh my, Rika so mature :heart:

ETA:

Jelly magazine better be some hot stuff!

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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2009, 11:31:00 AM »
Man, u were doing this WHILE playing Mahjong?  Fricken PRO! :bow: Thank you Thank you!

P.S. Rika's awesome
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2009, 04:43:02 PM »
Utterly tired.... but it's finished! A summary of Bijo Houdan; hmm not really a summary since it's this long... whatever you want to call it then. 
Thanks, Fen! :twothumbs

Whoa, that's most definitely the deepest Rika interview ever!

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Narrator: Rika’s history in MM and H!P and a little about illumination designer, Ishii Motoko. She went to Finland to learn about illumination design.
Suomi Finland Perkele! I hope Ishii-san managed to convince Rika to visit Finland :finland:

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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2009, 08:18:08 AM »
i think it's really interesting to be reading these interview things

IMO, rika's one of the more interesting people to interview... like you can talk to her about music, and sports, and romance and cooking... rika, if you're reading this, i hope to  interview you for my show!

and she always strikes me as the curious type... like 'the world is so huge!' kind of person XD

i hope the internet brings her here XD

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2009, 11:28:49 AM »
Ping and his ungodly flower and honor hand made it so I couldn't concentrate on Rika. XD

Ah, yes yes, the hand that destroyed our SOULS  XD ...  :( ....  :angry:

Random:  Rika has the best wink ever.
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2009, 01:09:20 AM »
Hai hai, a little time I do have...

Bijo Houdan 04 – Ishikawa Rika

Narrator: Recap

Question 1: Are there any words that have influenced you?

Ishii-san replies that that when she was in Finland, her teacher Lisa Pappe, told her that light is not something to look at but to bathe in. She says that light itself is usually just white, but there are many other facets of light and you won’t know until you are bathed with it. So Ishii-san relates this phrase into meaning that you have to go yourself, to do things yourself, in order to truly experience things and to learn things.

Rika asked this question because there was something that was said to her that changed her way of thinking. She became a singer when she was 15, but she didn’t have any confidence. Yet, events won’t wait for her, concerts were coming and she new she had to do her best for work, but she couldn’t sing well. However, one of the company workers mentioned that she didn’t have to sing well because singing comes from the heart and soul. Rika started crying when she heard that. She thought that she had to get better at singing and moved away from singing from the heart, but those words brought her back and made her realize that she should never forget that.

Rika heard that Ishii-san loves to eat fruits so Rika prepared some fruits for her to eat. She wanted Ishii-san to try out golden pineapples. Suppose to be a really sweet pineapple.

Ishii-san then mentions about Rika’s contribution to her illumination artwork, Koutou Tokyo Light Pier. People basically draw things on a candle holder. Ishii-san really likes Rika’s artwork. She mentions that it was a very clean and simple design and asks Rika if she draws often. Rika replies with no and Ishii-san thinks that Rika should.

After the talk: Rika comments that she may have doubted Ishii. She kept thinking if it really was her drawing Ishii was talking about.

Rika feels she is on the horrible side of drawing. Ishii-san feels that Rika should just take about 30 minutes a day to draw whatever she feels like. It’s not meant to be given to anybody or sold to anybody. It’s not about being good or bad, but a place to relieve stress. Rika says she’ll do her best and try it out.

After the talk: Rika mentions that even if she had to draw she didn’t want to draw. She was worried about people looking at her work. The guy asks if she is interested in drawing more now and Rika replies with a yes and her hobbies have increased.

Question 2: Have you ever wavered on a life choice you have made?

Ishii-san replies that yes she has, but she usually is quite certain on her choices and that she makes her choices pretty fast. The narrator talks about her decision to become an illumination designer and going to Finland to learn about it. Rika often goes back and forth during her decision making because she doesn’t want to have any regrets. She often asks other people for advice when she is wavering, but still she knows she has to make a decision herself. For Ishii-san, she writes all the pros and cons down and base her decision on that. Rika says she’ll try it out. She says that she knows that only she can know the answer, but she often loses the sight of herself. Ishii-san comment that happens to a lot of people and that it is difficult for anybody to understand themselves. Rika says she doesn’t know what she wants to do, but Ishii-san replies that when you are confused if you understand yourself, you will be ok. Ishii-sans says that there will be a lot of doors open to you in the future, so just be yourself.

Rika mentions that she doesn’t often think about things and when she worries about thins she slowly becomes more and more negative and now that thinks about it, she is impatient. She often thinks ahead so much that her body sometimes can’t catch up. She thinks so much into the future that she starts to worry. Ishii-san thinks that is not something she needs to fret about. She says to believe in that you will see light in the horizon.

After the talk: Rika mentions that she has learned that she doesn’t need to rush.

Question 3: Even now, do you have any dreams?

Ishi-san replies that she does have a lot. Enough dreams to fill up the next 10 years. Rika says that she can only see tomorrow. Ishii-san replies not to think like that because she still has a long lifespan in front of her. Rika mentions that Tsunku told her when she was 16 imagine what you will when you are 20, 25, 30. If you do, you can definitely become like that, so she imagined herself to be mature when 20, but when 20 came she didn’t really change.

Rika asks if it really is important to think about the future. Ishii-san believes so. She then relate it to her work about how there are still many unknown about light. She wants to study more about how light can heal the darkness. The narrator mentions that Ishii-san wants to write a book about illumination design. She wants the world to know more about illumination. Ishii-san asks Rika what her dreams are.

After the talk: Rika was surprised to know that Ishii-san still has dreams. When asked about it, she says that she hasn’t really thought about it.

Rika mentions that her dream came true when she was 15, but she wants to challenge herself with something. Ishii-san mentions that dreams change with time. Rika doesn’t know what she wants to and Ishii-san replies to believe in herself. It’s better not to think about it and do something she likes. Rika comments that she has a million thoughts going on through her head. Ishii-san says that your head maybe filled with information, but what is important is the heart. You will feel it in your heart on what you want to do. Your head might be all confused, but if you take one step at a time, you’ll be ok.

Ishii-san continues that worry about it is might be the cause of Rika being confused. She says to believe in a bright future. She believes that Rika has an idea of what she wants to be. Rika mentions that she joined the most popular and top group, Morning Musume and felt that the work she was doing wasn’t with her own strength. Ishii-san believes that maybe be true, but there was definitely some parts that only she could do and in the future, there will be more things that only Rika can do. Her young experience in Morning Musume will definitely become strength for her. Rika comments that her big goal is to do something with her own power.

After the talk: Ishii-san felt that Rika was looking for herself. She feels that Rika has a lot of dreams and that Rika is looking for the strongest dream within all of them.

Ishii-san says that Rika’s face has gotten a lot brighter.

After the talk: Rika mentions that it was her first time getting praised for her artwork. She is really happy that Ishii-san told to try this or that.

Rika mentions that it was the first time meeting and talking to Ishii-san, she feels that Ishii-san is really strong and has a really positive aura and it rubbed onto her. She asks Ishii-san what is the source of her power. Ishii-san is really happy to be able to meet light when she was young and that she wants to create beautiful light. It was believing in herself that has brought her happiness. She tells Rika to always do something she likes.

After the talk: Ishii-san mentions that between the ages of 15 to 20 is when a person worries the most and Rika was in world different from most people. She feels it would be good to experience things that other people have experienced.

After the talk: Rika says that she really learned a lot from talking with Ishii-san and finally understood some things and how things work.

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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2009, 01:14:09 AM »
YOU OFF THE HOOK FEN!   :wub:  :wub: I haven't even finished watching :doh:

That's amazing...she knew her weaknesses and worked to overcome them!! HA! She's still singing! I wanna see more of Rika's art work, like expand beyond animals  :lol:


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Re: [TV] Rika in Bijyo Hodan (synopsis added!)
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2009, 08:36:43 AM »
Hai hai, a little time I do have...
Thanks, Fen!  :twothumbs

Hell Yeah! More Finland talk! :finland:


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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2009, 07:12:04 AM »
AWESOME!!!!

I worship the, Fenrir-san!!!  :bow:

That must have been some translation project there!!!!

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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2011, 04:19:55 PM »
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amazing translation!!! just discovered this!!!
Fenrir-sama hope you help us more!
Really thanks for that long translation.
Loving rika with her flaws even more!!

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