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Luckily, I am not a Photographer. Just absolutely! Well, I prefer to follow Chinese sage Confucius: " It is always needed to run away from Yourself - like a lizard from it"s own tail". . .
So. . . I am. . . running away from myself and. . . Who am I?
May be, that"s - my own interviews with stars? My plays and theatre staging? My doctorate in Japanese Literature? Or my three books, written, published and. . . may be, others, yet unwritten. . . Surely, that is I am and at the same time that's not equally I am...
Eastern  Enameles

My personal solo-show and my reading in the Museum of Russian Art, Ramat-Gan, Israel , 05.06.2006

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Fditor-in-Chief of Israeli fashion-monthly "Silhouette":

Once in the morning on my working desk proved to be the glossy pages, accurately cut out from the Moscow monthly "Domovoy". I attentively read them and was enraptured by style, experiencing at the same time just a light confusion: Moscow journalist told to me, to Israelite, about "Mishkenot Shaananim" - about the most fashionable Jerusalem restaurant by Mois Peer, well-known epicure, connoisseur and collectionner of wine, who received by himself such guests, as Elisabeth Taylor, Graham Greene, Francois Mitteran, Spanish king Juan Carlos...
- "Did You already read? - asked me soon our editor- in-chief. – Now You see, how it is necessary to write about the restaurants. One in one just like this".
I agreed with him.

"Sauterne – is the best white wine. It is nice with the goose liver and with sweeties. On the whole, there are no strict rules now. And if you prefer specially some sort of wine – well, it is possible to use it conveniently with whatever You like. For hors d"oeuvres, with fish or with meat. Yes, at least, with cheeses. Or for dessert. You know, sauterne is the favoirite wine of Marcel Proust. His heroes frequently drink sauterne out of Duchess Germantskaya's wine-cellars"

I”ve promised to myself without fail to visit this restaurant. And then assembled and concealed those glossy pages. From time to time, being dug in the archives, I”ve re-read them, as if I"ve learned again how it is necessary to write on the gastronomical themes. I didn”t visit this restaurant. What a pity... "Mishkenot Shaananim" had been closed and became a legend, part of the history.

Six years have elapsed - and I was introduced to the author of that material engraved on my memory.
It turned out that Татьяна Юркова lives in Israel. To our country she arrived in 1996 with her husband - a diplomat. Tatiana - orientalist, journalist, specializing in the sphere of international affairs, literary interpreter from Japanese. She has the Doctor Degree in philological sciences in the field of Japanese literature and theater.

And now I am re-reading her books – in order to be prepared for the dialogue with a true professional, brilliantly managing the Art of conversation. One of her books - "Dress for the first lady" - combines more than 60 interviews with people, who succeeded in different spheres. Restaurateur Mois Peer - is one of them.

Silhouette, N7, July, 2006, Luiba Feldsher, Fan for the fair lady, p.16 (Publishing House "Novosti Nedeli)
Can be seen here as well

MY LAST BOOK (the 3rd one) - is just for GOURMETs

Gastronomy of Pleasure. Cooking book for Rublevo wives. Moscow, september 2005.
ISBN 5-7905-3935-1 (Татьяна Юркова. Гастрономия
кайфа. Поваренная книга
для рублевских жен. Moсква, 2005. ISBN 5-7905-3935-1)

Can be seenhere and here and here and here
and here and here and here
Gastronomy of pleasure / Татьяна Юркова. "Гастрономия кайфа. Поваренная книга для рублевских жен"M., 2005. ISBN 5-7905-3935-1
Still dieting

Israeli presentation of my gourmet-book
Nice dining to all of You!

Mass media about me
SHARM-MOSAICInterview with me in Israeli July Fashion-magazin

Recently published photo



And my other books as well

Svp, more details can be seen

here - on my Japanese bookand here - on my Israeli book

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------, 19. 05. 2003

Fashionable Moscow director Elena Nevezhina staged
Betsuyaku Minoru"s play "Toire-wa kotchira"
(in my own literary translation from Japanese):
00 Oleg Tabakov"s famous Theatre-studio, Moscow, 08.12. 2000
Reviews can be seen here

Other Published Photos:
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@To my friends & contacts:

You are wholeheartedly welcome! I am so happy you visit my Flickr-page. Well, really I am very glad to share my photos with You, to be faved & to make faves, to receive & to give comments, to meet unique people, to be inspired & to be inspiring. But...... But, please, let us play by the rules. Politeness & reciprocity - that"s just very easy! I appreciate Your kind understanding. Thank You very much - in advance.
Please, do not attack me by invitations. I am already a member of 562 groups - surely, more than enough...

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My blogs :

GOURMET- BOOK for Rublevo wives/Поваренная книга для РУБЛЕВСКИХ ЖЕН

DRESS FOR THE FIRST LADY/Платье для первой леди

Fastidious Gourmet/Привередливый гурман

MISHIMA YUKIO/Мисима Юкио. Веер в залог любви

Zen Quotes/Цитатник Комати

Gastronomy of pleasure/ Гастрономия кайфа. Поваренная книга для РУБЛЕВСКИХ ЖЕН

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    artphoto2005 says:

    "She is a inspiration for both art and refinement...I love her work and knowledge of all i have to do is get over my dislike of planes and i would be off to Israel to meet this Lady"

    September 10th, 2007

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    Jean-Paul Boudreau Photographie says:

    "This very special person allows us to discover her vision of her surrounding world in a subtle but deliberate way. Her art of seeing permeates through her portfolio."

    August 29th, 2007

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    Steve took it says:

    "This has got to be one of the most fascinating photo streams on flickr. Delicate colors, sophisticated composition, and a classy harmony are a part of all of Dr. Tao's amazing images. Thanks for the beauty and encouragement!"

    June 30th, 2007

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    Southernpixel - Alby Headrick says:

    "Class - Cultured - The best !!!!!"

    May 26th, 2007

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    GilbertZ says:

    "Dr. Tao's work on Flickr is how it should be done. What an interesting, special and unique set of pictures and portfolio on the web. Thank you for sharing with us all!"

    May 18th, 2007

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    waynemethod says:

    "She is talented, creative and kind. And her pictures are unique and refreshing. She is no doubt one of the most interesting soul in flickr."

    March 2nd, 2007

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    Ten Directions says:

    "Dr. Tao is one of the most creative people on flickr. Her collage work is unique and always a delight to see. She has a great gift with words and enjoys the finer things of life. I have always considered Dr. Tao a friend, always will, and never anything less than that."

    January 11th, 2007

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    Chrisser says:

    "Tatiana certainly has posted lots of excellent photos to Flickr. I have posted some of her photos to my Favorites and have also posted really nice comments, and in return, she has posted some of my photos to her Favorites and posted some really comments, as well as invite one of my photos to The Best: BRAVO. :-)"

    November 13th, 2006

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    miss cleopatra says:

    "Tatiana a.k.a. Dr Tao is some sort of Superwoman. No, I'm not exaggerating. She can do anything. I admire her so much. Why?

    1) She has a doctorate in Japanese literature & theatre
    2) She has published three books -- so far
    3) She is quite succesful in the fine arts
    4) She is a kitchen princess (and cooks with flowers!)
    5) She is a journalist (like me, but she is much more wellknown)
    6) She is most elegant, beautiful and owns Prada shoes and designer handbags
    7) She plays the piano
    8) She reads (and cites!) Proust
    9) She is extremely productive and probably has an IQ of 170.
    10) She is the kindest soul on Flickr and her enthusiasm will put a smile on your face every time

    Superwoman. I told you."

    November 5th, 2006

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    lapidim says:

    "This is my humble way to thank you Dr. Tao, a wonderful, kind and generous person, a great and talented artist and a multi-faceted intellect.

    We are very liucky for having you here at Flickr serving as a permanent source of inspiration for all of us!

    Thank you / Merci / Gracias / Obrigado / Toda!!

    From a sincere friend,

    Mario Lapid"

    July 13th, 2006

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    nepenthes says:

    "One of the kindest and most generous souls I`ve ever met.
    Flickr can be so suprising in the way it provides us with the chance to meet so many different people from so many different parts of the world and when one encounters such sweet souls as Tao one cannot help but salute her.
    This testemonial is such a small "thank you" for the such grand person this woman is.
    Her work is inspirational but it`s her generosity that most stands out once you get to know her.
    Lots of love, Tao.
    Kiss-your-feet thanks for the friendship."

    June 18th, 2006

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    ANDI2.. says:

    "what can i say that hasnt been said....
    tatiana is is an elegant warm ,kind and generous human being...
    what more could one want from a friend...
    im proud and honoured to call her a friend....
    our first lady of flickr....
    thank you for your support and kindness.....

    May 30th, 2006

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    ladyloneranger says:

    "In my way of thinking Dr. Tao's infectious generosity of spirit, her kind, energetic and effervescent way of relating to others, her deep perceptions of humanity ".....make me want to be a better person, (artist)" as Jack Nicholson said in one of his movies. Her charming icon has become a symbol of phenomenally impeccable manners. To me she seems to be one of those outstanding world citizens who would be welcome anywhere on the planet. I find her art to be like poetry. An elegant, strong and gracious woman of unique talents and interests she expresses her visions beautifully through her artistic photography and her creative narratives. It is my pleasrure and joy to have come to know her through her amiable helpfulness to a new comer to flickr."

    May 26th, 2006

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    Martin Playing With Pixels & Words says:

    "The Good Doctor Tao is a mystic and a poet.
    Can anyone ask for anything more.
    And she blends these two tributaries of creativity in her photostream.

    May 26th, 2006

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    WisDoc says:

    "I "met" Dr Tao several months ago after discovering her wonderful Guten Tag group. Since then, I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting her wonderful photostream. Each image that she posts is unique and beautiful. I also enjoy reading the accompanying words that she adds with each picture. Each image is truly a work of art! I am humbled by the fact that someone with such wonderful talent takes the time to visit my photostream. Her comments are always kind and warmhearted - I always look forward and appreciate each time she visits one of my photos. To me, meeting Dr Tao has been one of my highlights in my adventures into the flickr world. Dr Tao, thank you so much for being a friend - I am so happy I met you and I look forward to the pleasure of seeing your future work!

    Michael (WisDoc)"

    May 20th, 2006

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    c monster says:

    "As the Rolling Stones said, “don’t stop”… those words can’t bring justice to the immense contributions that this magnificent woman has brought to everyone’s life that she has touched… “Dr. Tao” is far, far beyond description… she is an artist, a poet, a humanitarian, a lover of life and universe…physically a goddess, so beautiful… and a wonderful individual that the world is truly fortunate to have opportunity to enjoy and appreciate her contributions to mankind… individuals of her depth and beauty come along rarely in one’s life… we should all be grateful to have been able to view and appreciate what this lovely woman has to offer… My Dear… I would feel very humbled and honored if you would ever consider to join me for an evening of conversation over a bottle of Lafite Rothschild… offer stands......... 4ever………………..

    Much love and peace to you…………..



    May 18th, 2006

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    Janeys Journey says:

    "Very unique, very wonderful addition to Flickr. I will always remember all her kind comments and encouraging words. Of course being a very talented photographer is a plus :D"

    May 18th, 2006

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    dobar says:

    "Dr Tao is one of the kindest persons we've ever met. We know her through flickr, but her comments have taught us the kind of woman she is... She is always encouraging, ready to cheer you up with her loving words. She is creative and truly inspired, an artist you'll love to have as a friend.
    Have a look at her photostream!"

    May 15th, 2006

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    Dave - aka Emptybelly says:

    "Dr Tao is an inordinately kind and generous person... Always effusive with praise, comments and generosity, I consider it a privilege to know her im a small measure, through Flickr... Her pictures are provocative and wondrous to behold..."

    May 11th, 2006

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    Kris Kros says:

    "There is only one Dr Tao that I know of and that's the one on flickr. She is extremely one of a kind and the woman of so many talents. And inspite of her being famous, she is so generous and always finds the time to visit her friends' photostreams. You will definitely love her artwork.

    More power to you, Tatiana better known as Dr Tao."

    April 15th, 2006

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    angelocesare says:

    "I'm fashinated by Dr Tao' site. I have found unusual colours ("Holy land" set, for example), artistic food ("Gastronomy of pleasure" set), sens of humour ("People-posers" set), deep blue sensations ("Sea" set), and a soft and vital joy of world's positive components."

    March 12th, 2006

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    ~Sage~ says:

    "Dr Tao, I want to thank you so very much for fav'ing one of my Cookiecat photos.
    It caused me to look you up and just start really to look at your work which I find to be totally astonishing! And inspiring also. Every one of your pieces deserves comment.
    You are a rare talent indeed with many many facets. I look forward to looking at the rest of your portfolio and further posting of your work.
    Vicki aka Sage29"

    March 9th, 2006

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    kmaier99 says:

    "Unique, classy, charming, warm, and sparkling. She is not "everywoman", yet one of the kindest souls I have ever encountered online."

    February 5th, 2006

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    CharlieBrown8989 says:


    A very unique & special friend that I met on !!

    She is a NaNo fine Artist, Writer, Publisher. Her loyalty, reliability, talents, commitment to arts & publishing ...etc., are beyond words to describe!!

    I am very much indebts to her for her everything...."

    November 24th, 2005

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    Claudyo says:

    "Dr Tao is a very special friend.
    I would like to know English for better explain all the feelings that Dr Tao make me feel.
    Thanks for all your comments and for your good energy.
    Thanks for be my friend.

    August 19th, 2005

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    Barrybar says:

    "For an altogether unique experience, the Flickr community could do well to beat a path to Dr Tao's door. Not only are we continually rewarded with extremely beautiful graphic designs, but served up snippets of poetry as well.

    But no poetry yet served up rises to this ultra-mannered, fecund mind of the lady herself. She maintains precise control over her art and, I think, a perceptible distance from her admirers. Her manners are excruciatingly correct, as if she has not only written books on Mishima, and gourmet eating, but The Book of Manners as well.

    On the intellectual level, she takes the time, as no one else does, to address the comments of just about everybody who visits her photostream, in detailed and unusually warm fashion, seemingly from some Golden Age of Manners rather than in this raucous, fast-paced, 21st century.

    I'm always delighted and rewarded when I visit the Dr Tao photostream, and equally delighted when she deigns to visit mine. I consider her and her photostream one of the treasures in Flickr."

    August 15th, 2005

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    dbuk2 says:

    "The Inner DR. Tao ::: sensitive,articulate and,feminine. A multi-leveled being intricately laced with SPIRIT and GRACE. This lady doesn't just know it ...SHE LIVES IT !!! A superior artiste and an astute visionary. I see her as one of my Spiritual and Artistic Gurus.I know an overused word...but here it Works ! She never wastes time nor space .Her thoughts are well documented throughout her commentary expertise. In Dr Tao I have found a friend that I instinctively trust and will take her advice at the highest strata of order .Her advice is healing and effective ! Yes,a GURU. I sleep better knowing that Dr Tao is out there ! I strive to follow the path of THE WAY Your student and respector of your path . dbuk2"

    July 13th, 2005

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    BillyWarhol says:

    "i've seen tons of very cool stuff on flickr*

    but none any cooler than this*******

    the art*
    the photos*
    the multiples*
    the twists*
    the tags*******************************
    the words*
    the kindness*

    this is the way*
    this is the light***************

    Kudos to you Dr Tao*

    Cheers!! Billy Warhol ;))"

    July 5th, 2005

May 2005
I am:
Female and Taken
journalist, writer, Ph.D. in the field of Japanese Literature and Theater
Mishima Yukio and his theater