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March 27, 2008

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* Added video: 108-year-old Chandler and Price old style letterpress: 2 color job resulting in a wedding invitation with Ginkgo design.

March 20, 2008

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo photospecial page: Germinating Ginkgo seed.
* Added on my Art-page: Former convent with Ginkgo art nouveau design, Zaandam, the Netherlands.

March 19, 2008

Boulder Yellow cab with Ginkgo leaf

Boulder (Colorado) Yellow Cab is adding a handful of hybrids and propane-fueled cars to its fleet as a way to cut fuel costs and lessen the need to increase fares. The hybrids sport a Ginkgo leaf that runs the length of the cab. Read more here and here.

March 15, 2008

Kids' chalk art project

The Kids’ Chalk Art Project is an event to celebrate and invest in the creative spirit of children, and it is also the launch of “Re-Enchanting the World Through Art,” a non-profit project that supports and inspires creativity and the imagination.
The first project is to collaboratively create the World’s Largest Chalk Drawing with the kids of Alameda CA, from kindergarten through high school, and the greater community of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mark Wagner is creative director and founder of this project and writes a story in his blog about salamanders and a Ginkgo leaf. Read his story here.

March 10, 2008

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* Added some photos I made while visiting the Biennale 2005 Gilbert & George Ginkgo Pictures.
* Added many photos I made of Ginkgo trees in Germany, Spain, France, Italy and Slovenia.

March 09, 2008

Ginkgo seeds ready to eat


1) remove flesh from seeds and wash seeds : don't do it with your bare hands!
2) put 10 seeds into (used) paper envelope and fold its edge to close
3) soak envelope with water (only surface)
4) put envelope into microwave and hear, cook it until all 10 seeds pop
5) wait for a while, seeds become very hot!
6) you can take green nuts out from shells easily and those are ready to eat :)

Eat no more than c. 6 ginkgo seeds a day.

photo/text: Tama, Flickr.com

Read my usage-page about the seeds as a food source.

March 06, 2008

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* Added YouTube video: A row of Ginkgos in Tokyo, Japan.

March 02, 2008

You Tube video: Tokyo


You Tube video showing Ginkgo trees at Jingu Gaien street in Tokyo, Japan.