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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Cherry blossom day.  March 27, every year in JAPAN




Cherry blossom began to bloom.






Japan is the brightest " ONE " week.






I want to show you real cherry blossoms.

















Previously  " SAKURA " post.   










世の中に絶えて桜のなかりせば 春の心はのどけからまし
If there are not cherry blossoms at all in the world, the heart of the spring will be quiet leisurely.
(The feeling that cherry blossoms are impatient for is expressed ironically.)










Japanese three major giants of cherry trees
These three of them are registered as the first natural monument of the country on October 12, 1922.

(Age over 2000 years old)
Hokuto-shi, Yamanashi Prefecture
Height of the tree 13.6m, trunk lap 10.6m.
A giant tree of the maximum grade oldest in Japan.


 (Age over 1500 years old)
Motosu-shi,
Gifu Prefecture
Height of the tree 17.2m, trunk lap 9.1m, the spread are East-West 24m, north and south 21m

 
miharu taki "waterfall" zakura
(Age over 1000 years old)
miharu-town,
Fukushima Prefecture
 Height of the tree 19m, trunk lap 9.5m, spread east and west 22m, north and south 17m 












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Friday, March 9, 2018

Photos only #12 Plum blossom One scented day


















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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Signs of the spring " Ume " Japanese calligraphy




The Ume blossoms (Japanese apricot) have begun to bloom from the middle of February.










"" (bai, or ume). It is translated as plum, prune.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
semantic
(tree, wood)  +  phonetic (every)

The tree to tell about spring of every year.
The Ume blossoms may be the roles.






The Ume blossoms flower earliest in the Far East.
Thereafter,
cherry blossoms, peach blossoms will bloom in sequence.

The wind is still cold.










This post is a reorganization of February, 2010 edition.



 

Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. 
Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding. 
Proverbs 4:7


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Friday, October 27, 2017

ZEN state of soul " World " Japanese calligraphy




美は過去も未来もなく、唯、現在あるが故に、いつも生きているのだ。
Beauty has neither the past nor the future, but because it is present, it always lives.

  鈴木 大拙(1870 - 1966)
    D. T. Suzuki 



 秋来ぬと 目にはさやかに 見えねども  風の音にぞ おどろかれぬる
  秋立つ日よめる 藤原敏行朝臣   古今和歌集 巻第四(秋歌上)




東洋の心は無心になる事。どこまでいっても無限で天地の分かれがない。
The oriental heart is to be innocent.
There is no infinity and no division of heaven and earth no matter how far it goes.





それになりきってそのほかのことを考えない。
I will not think of anything else. It will be it.
Only now. Only myself.

ちはやぶる 神世も聞かず 立田川 から紅に 水くくるとは
二条の后の春宮のみやす所と申しける時に、御屏風に竜田川に紅葉流れたるかたをかけりけるを題にてよめる  
業平朝臣 古今和歌集 巻第五(秋歌下)







   " 世界 " (se・kai). It is translated as World.
This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script

  Etymology : It is composed of two characters. 
    (generation, earth, etc.) +  (boundary, area, etc.)






   " " (sin). It is translated as true, trust, faith, etc.

This letter is written on the paper, square cardboard for drawing called "sikisi"
        My previous POST.


It is called a hanging scroll "kakejiku" that is hung on the back wall.              






Autumn Leaves in Kyoto - Arashiyama, Sagano









Shichigosan girl. November 15th is a celebration day.
  It is a traditional Japanese ceremony.
 
        My previous POST 1.

        My previous POST 2.







創に、神は天と地とを創造された。 

地は形無く、空しく、闇が淵の表にあり、神の霊が水の表を覆っていた。

創世記 1:1-2



In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
 
 Now the earth was formless and empty. 
Darkness was on the surface of the deep. 
God's Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Genesis
1:1-2






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