Kawahara Keiga

Kawahara Keiga was a late Edo period Japanese painter of objects, social scenes and portraits at the Dutch Factory of Dejima, at Edo and Nagasaki. His works can be found among others. Kawahara was born in Nagasaki as the son of the painter Kawahara Kozan, he studied with the painter Yūshi Ishizaki. With special permission from the Japanese government, Kawahara worked as a painter at the Dutch factory of Dejima, from 1811 to 1842. At the request of successive directors at Dejima, Kawahara documented many aspects of life of Japan in general and at Dejima in particular. From 1823 to 1829 Kawahara drew and coloured detailed images of Japanese flora and fauna, at the behest of Dejima commander and botanist Philipp Franz von Siebold, he accompanied Siebold during his visit to the court at Edo, documented many objects and court scenes, etcetera. In 1829 he was imprisoned by the Tokugawa shogunate for involvement in a spying incident of Siebold, subsequently expelled from Japan. In 1842, Kawahara was punished again, now for depicting the harbor of Nagasaki with family crests showing and therefore was dismissed from Nagasaki.

In 1846 he put his signature on five ceiling paintings in the main hall of the Buddhist temple Wakimisaki Kannon. In 1825 Carl Hubert de Villeneuve had come to Dejima to teach Kawahara the fundamentals of Western painting techniques; as a result, Keiga introduced Western techniques in traditional Japanese painting. Kawahara's images have been fundamental for biological publications by Coenraad Jacob Temminck and Hermann Schlegel. Kawahara used watercolor-coloured pencil drawing on paper for his biological work. For other works he painted on silk and wood, like his paintings on the ceilings of several temples in Japan. For instance British Museum, London Fukuoka City Museum Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden SieboldHuis, Leiden Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden Ukiyo-e Article Japanese Wikipedia Kawahara Keiga Kawahara's botanical art Oijen, M. J. P. van: A short history of the Siebold collection of Japanese Fishes in the National Museum of Natural History, The Netherlands.

Catalogue of the Aquatic world of von Siebold. Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture, 2007 Forrer, Matthi: Kawahara Keiga, Rijksmuseum voor volkenkunde, cop. 1987 Kawahara Keiga: Picture book Vol.2 “botanical art”, Far East Amur adonis

McLean (singer)

McLean is an English singer from Dagenham, east London. He was signed to Asylum Records and Atlantic Records, his debut single "Broken" was released on 26 October 2009. The song was produced by The Schizofreniks and first released independently on 26 March 2007 on Schizofreniks Records, has since accrued over 20 million hits across major social networking sites, including YouTube and MySpace. McLean grew up in Dagenham, Essex, he is the son of John McLean. He is the brother of the footballer Aaron McLean. Under the pseudonym of "Digga", he collaborated with MJ Cole on "Gotta Have It". “Broken” was the underground song that caught the eye of big record companies and Mclean was signed to Atlantic. McLean worked with record producers Fraser T Smith, Phil Tan, Dylan "3D" Dresdow, Nate'Danja' Hills, plus Naughty Boy. Confirmed songs included "My Name", "Great Escape", "Try Me", "Finally in Love", "Broken" and the Smith-produced "One More Night"; the album was never released. In 2013, Mclean released. In 2019, there were rumours McLean was soon to release a much anticipated EP.

He is the nephew of 1990s singer Bitty McLean and is the older brother of professional footballer Aaron McLean. Mclean has two daughters from a past relationship and is residing in Essex with his partner. McLean's channel on YouTube

Big Water, Utah

Big Water is a town in Kane County, United States. The population was 475 at the 2010 census, up from 417 at the 2000 census, it is located 17 miles northwest of Page, Arizona, on US-89 near Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam. It was called "Glen Canyon City" and housed workers who built the dam in the 1950s. Big Water made news in the 1980s as a polygamous colony of the Joseph clan, it made news in 1986, when the mayor Alex Joseph and the city council left the Republican Party to join the Libertarian Party. This made Joseph the first Libertarian mayor in the history of the U. S. Subsequently, Willy Marshall a Libertarian, was elected as the state's first gay mayor. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.2 square miles, all of it land. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Big Water has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps; as of the census of 2000, there were 417 people, 171 households, 117 families residing in the town. The population density was 68.7 people per square mile.

There were 264 housing units at an average density of 43.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 94.00% White, 2.88% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 1.20% from other races, 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.28% of the population. There were 171 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.0% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.97. In the town, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $30,278, the median income for a family was $37,917. Males had a median income of $29,091 versus $17,917 for females; the per capita income for the town was $15,026. About 11.0% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 22.2% of those age 65 or over. List of cities and towns in Utah Official website