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I can't speak/write/read english well, but I like to communicate.
when I go to the world, I usually use another way to communicate other than language.
for example,shake hands, body language, eye contact,
sing a song, drawing, make origami, drink beer together ....... :P

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    miki says:

    "Thank you for sharing your photo's. They are my favourites on flickr because of their simple beauty, whether it's of a little flower or of your beautiful sculptures or of the lovely Koharu. Looking at your images always makes me calmer and peaceful somehow, and when I'm down I can look at a picture of Koharu in the snow, he always makes me laugh :)"

    April 7th, 2006

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    Brave Heart says:

    " This is a long time coming, I have loved to look at and comment on your pictures for so long.
    You have been one of my comtacts from the time I joined Flickr.
    I so much love your work, everything you shot a picture of just mmakes me look at my camera and wonder how you do it.
    I have seen so many shots of you dog Koharu I almost buy dogfood when I go to the store. Thanks so much for sharing with us all."

    November 23rd, 2005

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    selva says:

    "Discovering Tamaki's photography is about discovering your childhood sense of wonder: the wonder of discovery, the wonder of love, the wonder of beauty... His work is contemplative, joyful, fresh, and utterly without pretension.

    If I ever lose my sense of perspective, I'm sure Tamaki's photos could help me find my way back."

    February 16th, 2005

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    boughtbooks says:

    "Tamaki's photos always make me smile, a beautiful soul!"

    February 8th, 2005

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    hundrednorth says:

    "As his many friends and admirers attest, it is not Tamaki's amazing stone artistry or his observant photography that is the most remarkable thing about him...it is his generosity, reflected in both his pictures and his comments. A browse through his photostream will reveal to you an open and friendly soul, one who takes photographs not only with his eyes, but with his heart as well. I look forward daily to view Tamaki's pictures for their utter lack of pretension and complete appreciation of life."

    February 4th, 2005

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    CaptPiper says:

    "Tamaki was my very first friend on Flickr. His kind comments encouraged me, and while perusing his photos, I discovered a kindred spirit from the other side of the world. Often we take photos of the same things, because we both love the everyday objects and moments that surround us, such as stones, leaves, ice, feet, dandylion fluff, and hikes with our dogs.
    Tamaki is a wonderful artist and a great soul, and it is my priviledge to know him and his world through his photographs.
    Thanks, Tamaki-san!"

    January 22nd, 2005

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    drp says:

    "I think it is true that many of us get to know a person here solely through their work. We may not write them, or ever have chance to visit their country, but we get a sense of them and their life in their photographs. I look at Tamaki's pictures and all I can think/feel is that this man has a wonderful soul (and probably a very old one at that). He is wise beyond his years, and the knowing spirit he contains comes out in his work. How lucky for us to behold it!"

    January 11th, 2005

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    Sho Nuff says:

    "tamaki proves the photography addage: it's not the gear that matters, it's the photographer's connection to his subject.

    when most people take pictures of everyday objects they are yawn-inducing, when tamaki does it it is fascinating.

    thank him."

    January 9th, 2005

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    Velvet G says:

    "I have been impressed with tamaki since the first day I saw his pictures. Not only does he take amazing and unique photos, he's the example of humility and grace that everyone could learn from. I noticed a long time ago that no matter how short the comment was to a picture he shot, he always takes the time to respond.

    I've learned a lot from studying his work and there is always a new technique that I never would have thought of that comes to me after surfing his stream.

    Definitely a class act here on flickr and no doubt in life."

    January 4th, 2005

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    Andrew McLucas [tokyogoat] says:

    "Tamaki's pictures show an honesty, a purity and a sincerity rarely seen."

    December 28th, 2004

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    High Fidelity says:

    "Tamaki is an incredible artist and his art is made in different mediums. His uncanny ability to thank almost every single person who comments on his work almost every single time has not gone unnoticed. Even though he is among the best photographers on the site he is so modest and selfless that he takes the time to look through the photos of even the lowliest admirer. In short, thank you Tamaki!"

    December 22nd, 2004

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    roomy space says:

    "Being a most outstanding sculptor of both stone and spaces, Tamaki's sense of balance and beauty transcends through all his photographic works. He discovers the surprising and enchanting aspects of the "little things" in a very personal manner offering thus glimpses into his own reality and mind.

    His outstanding talents in matter of composition of color and space are a true guarantee for a never ending photostream of seducing newness and charme thus offering fresh and surprising views in his snapshots of fugitive instants, performed with mastership.
    Most remarkable to me seems his calm, warm and witty spirit present in all of his works and his interaction with other flickr-dwellers :)"

    December 17th, 2004

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    FunKinki says:

    "I Love Tamaki's picture! i can see that he loves what he's doing thats why he's getting nice results!
    his photos of Koharu are gorgeous, it touches my heart! so warm, so beautiful, so professional..that is the brilliance of Tamaki's work!"

    December 14th, 2004

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    glistening range says:

    "So many beautiful photo's. Tamaki is truly an inspriation."

    November 10th, 2004

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    Nadar says:

    "He inspires me and teaches me.
    Each of your photos causes my admiration and respect.
    He is a gentleman.
    He is an artist.

    He is Tamaki!"

    October 9th, 2004

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    Vanita says:

    "This man works, and then he works again. One part of his day he is clearly a phenomenal stone artist, and then with the rest of his waking hours he is an amazing photographer. And *then* there is Japan - in him, in his art, in his lunch, in his neighborhood, and he shows you it all with his camera. Tamaki-san finds a way of photographing the essential of a thing in a way that makes it interesting, beautiful, and simple. Who has not enjoyed the seasons of the rice fields, his studio, the macros, or his most amazing dog - to name only a few of his subjects? Endlessly and generously, he shows the viewer a clean way of seeing and thinking, and for that I am grateful. He is so versatile, for all I know he might do amazing Ikebana too! ;-}"

    October 2nd, 2004

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    muddled wave says:

    "Creative, fun and insightful are just a few words to describe Tamaki and his great photographs!"

    October 1st, 2004

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    SiYH says:

    "Tamaki is a modest and amazingly skilled artist, his eye for pictures is amazing and when he has nothing to take he is great at making his own photo-worthy art. Basically- 環さんはすごいだよ!"

    September 30th, 2004

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    hurleygurley says:

    "Tamaki's scope of vision is amazing. There's nothing he won't photograph and whatever he does it is always interesting or beautiful or sweet or all of the above. I truly look forward to every new photo he puts up. His skill is remarkable. I feel honored that he's here at flickr!"

    September 14th, 2004

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    efficient weather says:

    "Tamaki's personality, words and pictures make his friendship a very valuable thing to keep and nurture :)"

    August 16th, 2004

Yamanaka Tamaki
July 2004
Miyagi, JAPAN
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