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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

                          ZEN    禅    



Where come from.




Where to go.




Nobody knows it. 

Just, there is now.







ZEN  禅

All is vanity





Sublime Zen temple  " Eihei-ji "






Just, now.



Sunday, June 8, 2014

and said to him, "Where are you?"   with " Wander " Japanese calligraphy



Glow of early summer brings joy to us.
Yes, crystal clear light.

The spirit will be allowed to extend to it.




Yes. Possibilities are endless.
If, you come up with it.

Humans might be living in a world of imagination.





 遊びをせんとや生まれけむ   戯れせんとや生まれけむ
   遊ぶ子供の声聞けば  わが身さへこそゆるがるれ

 仏は常にいませども  うつつならぬぞあはれなる
   人の音せぬ暁に  ほのかに夢に見え給ふ

 梁塵秘抄  編者 後白河法皇 (1127 - 1192)


 I was born to play.    I was born to flirt.
   when I hear the voice of a playing child,  my mind and body seem to be shaken.

 Buddha is always present.    but I can't see the profound.
   in the dawn without the sign of life,  faintly visible in a dream.

 Ryōjin Hishō   editor  Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127 - 1192)




   " 遊 " (yū, or asobu). It is translated as play, wander, roam, travel, etc.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.

   Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
    phonetic 斿 (move) + semantic 辵 (walk)

This character reminds the smile of a child to me. And I feel the relaxed atmosphere.








すべての訓練は、当座は、喜ばしいものとは思われず、むしろ悲しいものと思われる。
しかし後になれば、それによって鍛えられる者に、平安な義の実を結ばせるようになる。

ヘブル人への手紙 第12章 第11節


All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous;
yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby.

Book 58 Hebrews 12:11




God bless you.



Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bless the May 11 Mother's Day with " Holy " Japanese calligraphy



The name of this hydrangea is "kaleidoscope" first shipped two years ago.
Highest award of the "2012-2013 Japan Flower Selection" was given to this flower varieties.

Delicate form. And, pale color.  Sublime breed improvement.




Family dedicate flowers to Mother's Day.
With great gratitude.

I pray your mother is happy forever.



紫陽花の 八重咲く如く 彌つ代にを  いませわが背子 見つつ偲はむ
左大臣橘諸兄 (684 - 757)  万葉集

as hydrangea bloom over and over again prospered monarch many generations
  every time see a flower will be to glorify the fine of your   
Tachibana no Moroe (684 - 757)  Man'yōshū





あなたがたのうち、だれが思いわずらったからとて、自分の寿命をわずかでも延ばすことができようか。
また、なぜ、着物のことで思いわずらうのか。野の花がどうして育っているか、考えて見るがよい。働きもせず、紡ぎもしない。
しかし、あなたがたに言うが、栄華をきわめた時のソロモンでさえ、この花の一つほどにも着飾ってはいなかった。

マタイによる福音書 第6章 第27 - 29節


Which of you, by being anxious, can add one moment to his lifespan?
Why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. 
Theydon't toil, neither do they spin,
yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these.

Matthew 6:27 - 29





   " 聖 " (shō, or sei). It is translated as holy, sacred, consecration, sage, saint, saintly, etc.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.

   Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
    耳 (ear) + 呈 (appear)


This character reminds the saints.
It has a noble impression.

May be because feel through the five senses.



言問はぬ 木すら紫陽花 諸茅等が  練の村戸に あさむかえけり
大伴 家持 (740 - 744)  万葉集

even the tree that does'nt say a thing  hydrangea color is likely to change  it was deceived in variable mind  
Ōtomo no Yakamochi (740 - 744)  Man'yōshū







This video have introduced the hydrangea "kaleidoscope" .
The variety was developed in the provinces of Shimane Prefecture.

It is very rare.





人はみな草のごとく、その栄華はみな草の花に似ている。草は枯れ、花は散る。
しかし、主の言葉は、とこしえに残る

ペテロの第一の手紙 第1章 第24 - 25節


For, "All flesh is like grass, and all of man's glory like the flower in the grass. 
The grass withers, and its flower falls;
but the Lord's word endures forever."

1 Peter 1:24 - 25


God bless you.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Farewell and gone but... with " Advance " Japanese calligraphy



Pure white like snow will melt in the sky.
Dynamism of life is full.

It penetrates into the heart of people.





The trace is memorized even if become extinct.
All will transmigrate.

The worry is unnecessary.





We may have forgotten something important.


散りぬべき 時知りてこそ 世の中の  花も花なれ 人も人なれ
    細川ガラシャ (1563-1600)

Simply because they know when to leave...  In this world  A flower is a flower  A person is a person, too
    Hosokawa Gracia (1563-1600)





   " 進 " (shin, or susumu). It is translated as advance, make progress, enter, etc.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.

   Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
    semantic 辵 (walk)  +  phonetic 隹 (bird)


We will not stay there forever.
It's impossible because the time is always moving forward.

remaind and stopped people is pathetic. Their growth will stop, too.
However, we will make progress, go to the future...


散る桜  残る桜も  散る桜
  良寛   (1758–1831)

scattered SAKURA  remaining SAKURA either  will scatter SAKURA
  Ryōkan  (1758–1831)







あひおひの  松も桜も  八千代へ  君がみゆきの  けふをはじめに
淀殿 (1569 – 1615)

Surely everlasting existence  Black pine and cherry tree  When you came  From today
Yodo-dono  (1569 – 1615)



We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.
We cannot turn back.
Martin Luther King ( August 28, 1963 )


God bless you



Friday, April 11, 2014

Special week along with cherry blossoms




春風は 花のあたりを よきて吹け 心づからや うつろふと見ん
藤原 好風 ( ? - ? )    古今和歌集

Spring breeze  around the cherry-blossom  blowing to avoid  fall in natural  want to see changes  
Fujiwarano Yoshikaze ( ? - ? )  Kokin Wakashū  





桜花 夢かうつつか しら雲の 絶えて常なき 嶺の春風
藤原 家隆 (1158 – 1237)    新古今和歌集

the cherry-blossom  dream or illusion  White clouds  specially elegant  spring breeze
Fujiwara no Ietaka (1158 – 1237)  Shin Kokin Wakashū





花の色に あまぎる霞 立ちまよひ 空さへ匂ふ 山桜かな
権大納言 長家 (1005 - 1064) 新古今和歌集

Flower color  haze to rise  wandering through air  even sky scent  wild cherry-blossoms 
Fujiwara no Nagaie(1005 - 1064)  Shin Kokin Wakashū




I am honored being able to cherry-blossom viewing with my friends.

God bless you.