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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The season of the paddy-rice



Weather peculiar to East Asian rainy season continues now in the Far East.
Hydrangea and Iris. They give glory around the rice field.

The clothes of the flowers are totally gorgeous like illumination.




The season of the rice growing began in earnest.
Even the
Emperor plants rice.

The
paddy-rice is Japanese mind itself.




Iris is flowers representing this time.
It is the beauty of the moisture...

"Ground" Japanese calligraphy 



"" (chi, or tsuchi). It is translated as earth, soil, ground, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
 (soil) +   (The hieroglyph of the scorpion that it lengthened evenly. The state to improve evenly is expressed.)

Compounds : 
地球  (the Earth; globe; world)


Look at the my posts before, please.
The earth, The soil.

"地 (Ground)" is one of
Japanese philosophy (Five elements).
The source of the power is shown.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The sign of the summer



I take glow of the morning sun in the tea plantation.
Only a farmer comes to the such remote place.

It ranges on the south slope of the mountain.




To the distance far-off as for the view. . . .
Quiet a few minutes. . .

The tea leaf harvested at this time is called the best quality, here.




The green tea which you drink may be a Japanese product.
It may taste delicate if so...


Here is
Ureshino-shi, Saga Prefecture.

"Morning" Japanese calligraphy



"" (chō, or asa). It is translated as Morning, dynasty, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
(grass) +   (sun) +  (sun)

It expresses the state that the sun rises from the grassy plain (horizon).


I feel it to have the effect that Morning Sun does a human being cheerfully.
This character is shape which is good for it.

The form is cool...

Friday, June 18, 2010

The way of the water Reflection

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The season is going to change in summer.
Before it comes, the Far East greeted
East Asian rainy season (tsu-yu).

The trial before the summer is it.





The fresh green are cleansed because of rain.
And the brightness increases still more.

The rain is energy for them.




This mirror will be polished by squall...

A clear day during the rainy season.
Here is Sagamihara-city, Kanagawa Prefecture.

"Way" Japanese calligraphy



"" (dō, or michi).
It is translated as path, road, street, method, way.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Semi-cursive script.

Etymology : 
(walk) + (head)
Compounds :
柔道 (jūdō), 道德 (morality, ethics)

The way "道" is called
"Tao", and it is the thought that Laozi valued most.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Crimson Gate Way



There is the Torii in the Shinto shrine. And there are various Shinto shrines.
The one, Torii of
Inari Okami are red. The white fox is the symbol.

There are them in the whole country more than 60,000.
This is
Hasami-cho, Nagasaki Prefecture.




The head of Inari Shrine sect is Fushimi Inari-taisha (foundation 708〜715) of Kyoto.
The sightseeing spot is very famous.

Agriculture, commerce, and land etc...
Those God is dedicated to by Inari Shrine.




The torii of Shitenno-ji Temple of Osaka; is said that is the existing oldest.
It was made in 1294.

The Shinto shrine elsewhere.
Please look my former posts.
The First one. The second one.

KYOTO CITY - CRUISING






This is a movie of the noted place of Kyoto (from You-Tube).
There are scenes of "Fushimi Inari-taisha", about 3:19 or 3:47 point in time.

You may already have been to here.
If it is so, you are lucky.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The ONE on the earth



Sometimes, I feel that Nature talks to me.
Of course there cannot be such a thing.

It is always silent.




The gentle breeze of the spring...
Clouds and the flower are blown away by it.

The King of the flower in the Orient,
Peony (牡丹).
Male of animals 牡 (bo)   +  Vermilion 丹 (tan)




The people of the ancient times might have watched his figure.
And they might have heard his voice...

This kanji character is good for the King. It is Graceful.







散りてのち  おもかげに立つ  牡丹かな
 与謝 蕪村  (1716-1783)

After you left...  as it used to look  so peony
 
Yosa Buson (1716-1783)



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"Nature" Japanese calligraphy



"自然" (shi-zen). It is translated as Nature.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

(self, personal)   +    (yes, certainly) 


The Nature may affirm all.

It is tender very much.
And..   severe...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sunset Double Reflection



By chance, I stopped there.
The surface of the river shined.

The setting sun reflects it from the opposite direction.




The single track of abolition close at hand.
The unmanned station of the river side...

The lines of weird cloud wrapped there up from the other side of the mountain.




"The sunset train"
It had arrived at the station where nobody was.

And it disappeared somewhere...

"Birth and Vanish" Japanese calligraphy



" " (shō-metsu). It is translated as Birth and Vanish.

This is a Buddhism term. Even the doctrine of the Zen is used.
It is related with
Impermanence of "Mahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutra".



My hardship...
Because I mistake the limited existence for permanent, it occurs.

Even if do anything.  Even if do nothing. 
Will get there...



「諸行無常 是生滅法 生滅滅已 寂滅爲樂」 涅槃経

「諸行は無常であってこれは生滅の法であり、生滅の法は苦である。
 この生と滅とを滅しおわって、生なく滅なきを寂滅とす。寂滅は即ち涅槃、是れ楽なり。」