Kōchi Prefecture

Kōchi Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the south coast of Shikoku. The capital is the city of Kōchi. Prior to the Meiji Restoration, Kōchi was known as Tosa Province and was controlled by the Chōsokabe clan in the Sengoku period and the Yamauchi clan during the Edo period. Kōchi City is the birthplace of noted revolutionary Sakamoto Ryōma. Kōchi Prefecture comprises the southwestern part of the island of Shikoku, it is bordered by Ehime to Tokushima to the north-east. It is the least populous of Shikoku's four prefectures. Most of the province is mountainous, in only a few areas such as around Kōchi and Nakamura is there a coastal plain. Kōchi is famous for its many rivers. Inamura-yama in Tosa-cho is the highest peak in Kōchi prefecture with an altitude of 1,506 meters above sea level; as of April 1, 2012, 7% of the total land area of the prefecture was designated as Natural Parks, namely the Ashizuri-Uwakai National Park. Eleven cities are located in Kōchi Prefecture: These are the towns and villages in each district: Kōchi Castle, one of only 12 original castles left in Japan Okō Castle, Chōsokabe clan`s prime castle ruins now Kōchi Prefectural Museum of History is on site.

Katsurahama Ryugado Cave, one of Japan's top three caves Shimanto River, the only undammed river in Japan Godaisan Anpanman Museum The 2013 movie Hospitality Department is set in Kōchi. The film shows views of Kōchi Prefecture; the 2009 movie The Harimaya Bridge starring Danny Glover was set in Kochi. Like most areas of Japan, Kōchi advertises itself as specialising in a major food item, in this case, Katsuo no Tataki. Katsuo no Tataki is Skipjack Tuna or Bonito seared. Traditionally this is done over the straw generated as a by-product of the rice harvest. Sawachi is a term which refers to "a style of meal" in Kochi prefecture, according to Kochi-City Tourism Association, it says that the characteristic of the style of eating is "its freeness in the arrangement of food on a large dish" People eat Sawachi in the situation of "Enkai" which refers to a gathering of family and relatives. They surround "Sawachi", feasts on large dishes, take own portions by themselves; the style represents the cultural climate of Kochi prefecture which hates formal arrangements and respect freedom.

FestivalYosakoi Festival - Yosakoi is a unique style of dance that originated in Japan and, performed at festivals and events all over the country. The sports teams listed below are based in Kōchi. BaseballKōchi Fighting DogsFootballKōchi United SC Tosa Domain 高知県 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric and Käthe Roth.. Japan encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.

Songs of Leonard Cohen

Songs of Leonard Cohen is the debut album by Canadian folk singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, released on December 27, 1967 on Columbia Records. Less successful in the US than in Europe, Songs of Leonard Cohen foreshadowed the kind of chart success Cohen would go on to achieve, it reached number 83 on the Billboard 200, achieving gold status in the US in 1989. It peaked at spending nearly a year and a half on it. Cohen had received positive attention from critics as a poet and novelist but had maintained a keen interest in music, having played guitar in a country and western band called the Buckskin Boys as a teenager. In 1966, Cohen set out for Nashville, where he hoped to become a country songwriter, but instead got caught up in New York City's folk scene. In November 1966, Judy Collins recorded "Suzanne" for her album In My Life and Cohen soon came to the attention of record producer John Hammond. Although Hammond was supposed to produce the record, he became sick and was replaced by the producer John Simon.

Hammond had Cohen work up guitar parts for "Master Song" and "Sisters of Mercy" with jazz bassist Willie Ruff, brought in some of New York's top session musicians to join them, a move that made Cohen nervous. Cohen did ask that a full-length mirror be brought into the studio because, as he explained to Mojo in November 2001, "through some version of narcissism, I always used to play in front of a mirror. I guess it was the best way to look while playing the guitar, or maybe it was just where the chair was, but I was comfortable looking at myself playing." After Hammond dropped out of the sessions, John Simon took over as producer and, by all accounts and Cohen clashed over instrumentation and mixing. Writing for Mojo in 2012, Sylvie Simmons recalls, ``, he was not happy. Several tracks had too much bottom, there were drums; the singer and producer quarreled over a slight stop in the middle of "So Long, Marianne" – a device Cohen felt interrupted the song. According to biographer Ira Nadel, although Cohen was able to make changes to the mix, some of Simon's additions "couldn't be removed from the four-track master tape".

The instrumentalists – not credited on the album sleeve – included Chester Crill, Chris Darrow, Solomon Feldthouse and David Lindley of Kaleidoscope, recruited by Cohen after he saw the band play at a New York club. The album features some of Cohen's most celebrated songs. Mojo has described the album as "not only the cornerstone of Cohen's remarkable career, but a genuine songwriting landmark in terms of language, thematic developments and arrangements." "Suzanne" was ranked 41st on Pitchfork Media's'Top 200 Songs of the 1960s', while "So Long, Marianne" was featured on the list at 190th. In a 1986 interview with the BBC Cohen explained, "The writing of'Suzanne,' like all my songs, took a long time. I wrote most of it in Montreal - all of it in Montreal - over the space of four or five months. I had many verses to it. Sometimes the song would go off on a tangent, you’ll have respectable verses, but that have led you away from the original feel of the song. So, it’s a matter of coming back. It’s a painful process because you have to throw away a lot of good stuff."

In the same interview, Cohen revealed that "Master Song" was written "on a stone bench at what was the corner of Burnside and Guy Street... I remember sitting on that bench, working out the lyric to that song." As recounted to Uncut's Nigel Williamson in 1997, "Sisters of Mercy" had been written "in Edmonton during a snow storm, I took refuge in an office lobby. There were two young back-packers there and Lorraine, they had nowhere to go. I asked them back to my hotel room – they got into the bed and crashed while I sat in the armchair watching them sleep. I knew they had given me something, and, by the time they woke up, I had finished the song and I played it to them.” In the 1996 memoir Various Positions, biographer Ira Nadel contends "Stranger Song" addresses loss and essential yet destructive nature of love. In the book Songwriters on Songwriting, Cohen told author Paul Zollo that he wrote "So Long, Marianne" "in two hotels. One was the Chelsea and the other was the Penn Terminal Hotel. I remember Marianne looking at my notebook, seeing this song and asking,'Who’d you write this for?'"

When Cohen played the Isle of Wight in 1970, he told the crowd that he'd written "One of Us Cannot Be Wrong" in a peeling room in the Chelsea Hotel when he was "coming off amphetamine and pursuing a blond lady that I met in a Nazi poster."By the time the album was released in December 1967, Cohen had signed away the rights to "Suzanne" and "Stranger Song", to arranger Jeff Chase, with the singer lamenting to Adrian Deevoy of The Q Magazine in 1991, "Someone smarter than me got me to sign the publishing over to them. I lost'Suzanne,"Stranger Song' and'Dress Rehearsal Rag.' I got them back three years a


The Trentoniana Local History and Genealogy Collection is a library-based special collection of historic memorabilia in Trenton, New Jersey. Held by the Trenton Free Public Library Board of Trustees, the collection contains books, ephemera and audio media, artifacts, with particular focus on local history and genealogical materials. Although the Trenton Public Library dates back to 1750, the current organization was founded in 1900. In 1909, the founding Trustees declared their intention to build a special collection on Trenton's history. Items in the collection include: a 10-foot piece of the wooden arch under which President-elect George Washington rode on his return to Trenton in 1789 a large hand-made device built to explain the concept of electricity to students at the Trenton Academy, a private school, once located on the lot where the Trenton Public Library now stands personal family genealogies for thousands of Trenton residents intricate watch fobs created from horsehair and walnut shells by inmates at the Trenton State Prison original Trenton Police Department logs from 1892 through 1913 records of the fundraising drive begun by the Mercer County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Association in 1891 to erect the veterans' monument that stands in Cadwalader ParkTrentoniana's collection of more than 200,000 images of the city and its citizens includes tintypes, glass plate negatives, lantern slides, vintage postcards, cabinet cards and white photographic prints, 35 mm color slides and digital images.

In addition to newspaper clippings, annual reports, promotional materials, Trentoniana’s holdings document the city's business history, including expense and payroll ledgers, business correspondence and logo collections and samples of some of the many Trenton-made products that launched the motto, “Trenton Makes, the World Takes,” including pottery, tile, iron rope, a Horsman doll. Trentoniana has become the designated repository for the archival collections of many local organizations, including the Trenton Lions, YMCA, the Trenton Historical Society, the Mill Hill Society, Trenton Rotary, the Jewish Historical Society of the Greater Trenton Area. While resources in the collection do not circulate, materials may be viewed by the public at the library. Trentoniana - Trenton Free Public Library