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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sweet Heart on the street corner




 From the other side of the wall.
 She has appeared.

 And pass immediately...






 In the darkness.
 The blood vessel rises.

 The daybreak will come to pick it up.






 The vermilion diffused reflection.
 They give glory to the corner of the big city.

 Deeper and more deeper...


 Ephemeral maze.
 Here is
Ginza, Tokyo.



Please visit "Weekend reflections" kindly hosted by James to see many spectacular reflection.




Cruising at the night of Tokyo













 Please enjoy night cruising of Tokyo street corner.

"Mirror" Japanese calligraphy





 "" (kyō, kagami). It is translated as mirror, lens, glass, etc.

 This character is written by Kanzi,
Semi-cursive script.

 Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
 phonetic 竟 (finally)  +  semantic 金 (gold)

 The border shines like gold.
 Reality and imagination.
 Truth and fantasy.

 The reflection to divide two space.


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 Yes. The mimicry kingdom and people exists. 
 They copy works anything, like a mirror.
 By the technique ourselves created. 

 But they cannot imitate creativity.
 Even if they use any technique.
 Absolutely Never.

 All friends admire the creativity, originality.
 Then how much profit do mirrors carry away?
 No, nothing.

 Now, the excellent works continue being still created...
 Nobody can rob of the gold.
 It is called talent.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The pieces of love




 Please don't untie the knot.
 You met each other in this universe.

 The moment is heartwarmingly shared.






 Please don't stray off the step.
 Just, you live.

 So, you stare at now.





 The silhouette gave something to me.
 I hold the moment tightly.

 Everything.. will... flow....  SA・YO・NA・RA


 " 一   期   一   会 "
 ( ichi   go   ichi   e )


 "
Once in a lifetime encounter"
 Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur...




In Nature flow




 Stillness and motion.
 minimum and maximum.
 
 The contrast may let me transcend a wall of the consciousness.

"Love" Japanese calligraphy





 "" (me, or ai). It is translated as love.
 This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

 Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
  愛 ⇒ 旡 (satiety) + 心 (heart)

 It means the state hesitating about leaving.

 The time when love overflows.
 The moment makes us happy.
 However, it may be hard to notice.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Soft Touch





 The light colors are trembling by the gentle breeze.
 With the carefulness such as the cradle.

 Like a baby.





 Somebody takes shelter for a while.
 The drops may be distilled by perfume.

 Please enjoy the fragrance freely.





 The smile will dissolve in the blue sky.
 And in my memory, too.

 Wind of refreshing season.


 くたびれて  宿かるころや  藤の花
  
正岡 子規    (1867 – 1902)

 tired and  get inn  wisteria flowers
  Masaoka Shiki  (1867 – 1902)

" Wind " Japanese calligraphy





   "" (fū, kaze). It is translated as wind, air, manners, atmosphere, etc.
   This character is written by Kanzi,
Semi-cursive script.

   Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
   凡 (all)  +  虫 (insects)

   The insect has been thought to be the messenger of the wind.
   The imagination is very poetic.



   "The wind" is one of the
five elements of the Japanese philosophy.
   The words are often used to express Japanese culture.

   Compounds
   
風流 fūryū (admirable) ,     風景 fūkei (landscape)


Saturday, June 4, 2011

The good luck charm for safe life, etc.





 As a souvenir from shrine or temple, Japanese often gets a lucky charm (Omamori).
 It has various kinds. This is the one of them.

 The family crest of the
Tokugawa clan is embroidered on the right side.
 This is one of
Nikkō Tōshō-gū, family temple of Shogun Tokugawa.






 Phoenix is embroidered on the back.
 A small scented wood is put in this.

 The gentle fragrance only if it has.


 嬉やと   再び目覚めて   一眠り   浮世の夢は   暁の空
  徳川 家康       (1543 – 1616)
 
 So happy!!  wake again  and a sleep  transient world dream  sky at dawn
  
Tokugawa  Ieyasu  (1543 – 1616)


 The movie of NikkōTōshō-gū please
watch this one.

The moral education school of the Samurai





     1690, in Edo period (1603-1868) the Japanese school was born here.
    Then students are
samurais.

    This gate met many bright people for several hundred years.






     The signboard can be seen "大成殿 (Taiseiden)".
    The letter was written by the fifth Tokugawa
shogun.

    His name is
Tokugawa Tsunayoshi (1646-1709).






     At the same time as samurais were soldiers, they cultivated themselves.
     "
Yushima Seidō" is Confucianism school.

    In spite of the short life, they worked hard in raising virtue.


    The trace of soldier's dream.
    Here is
Bunkyō-ku, Tokyo.

     The movie of Yushima Seidō please watch this one.

"Ambition" Japanese calligraphy





 "" (shi, kokorozasu). It is translated as will, determination, ambition, etc.
 This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script
Regular script.

 Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
 phonetic 止 (stop) + semantic 心 (heart)


 Samurais had the noble-minded soul during several hundred years.
 The passage of times abolished them.

 However, the noble passion is handed down as Japanese various traditions.
 Their will have stopped in our heart.

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 The indemnification having been negotiated for end of American Civil War in the White House.
 Presidential advisors agreed to the plan to punish the South.
  "Mr. President, the enemy should crush it. When I do not become a friend!"
 When one of advisors said like that, Lincoln answered in this way.

  "When we will become the friend of the enemy, we might be going to crush the enemy?"
  
  The words of the American samurai.