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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Girls' Sweet Day and Wagashi with " Celebration " Japanese calligraphy

This shop is the long-established store of Japanese sweets (Wagashi).
The salesclerk puts on a clean cowl.

Her traditional style treats the heart of the customer.

 The set of ornamental dolls "Hina-Ningyō" stood in line.
It is a thing to celebrate Hina-matsuri (Girls' Day March 3).

In a show case, I see the cakes which seem to be delicious and delicate.

This is the traditional decoration.
Each doll has various roles.

The season is going to come this year.

掌に 飾つて見るや 雛の市
小林 一茶 (1763 - 1828)

On the palm decorate and view Doll's market
Kobayashi Issa  (1763 - 1828)

Welcome to the classic world...
Here is Ginza, Tokyo.

   " 祝 " (shuku, or iwau). It is translated as celebrate, congratulate, blessing, etc.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script. 

   Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
    示 (show) +  兄 (elder)

白金も 黄金も珠も 何せむに  勝れる宝 子にしかめやも
山上 憶良(660 - 733)  万葉集

Platinum or Gold even if treasure no matter what  the great supreme it is children
Yamanoue no Okura(660 - 733)  Man'yōshū (about 759 AD, the oldest collection of Japanese poetry)

Delicate handmade confectionery.
It is a sublime work of art.

Craftsmen in the long history has been to improve the technique.

And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Old Testament Book of Genesis 1-27

旧約聖書 創世記 第1章-第27節

God bless you.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Photos only #07 " ZEN Japanese apricot in the snow "

Thank you for your visit, always. sincerely yours.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Thanks to you all and your works, sincerely

   "The Blue Planet Earth"

A lot of friends gave me many encounters last year, too.With a lot of wonderful works...

Those encounters presented deep emotion to me.

霧しぐれ  富士をみぬ日ぞ  面白き
     松尾 芭蕉 (1644 – 1694)

      fog  and drizzle  can't see  mt.Fuji  quite a good day
     Matsuo  Bashō (1644 – 1694)

   Here is over Mount Fuji, Yamanashi Prefecture.

I thank to all friends who visited my pocket-size the Far East space.

All your works are great.
I respect them heartily, and was always impressed by them.

Encounter with all of you is my pleasure.

   Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur...
" 一 期 一 会 "
   ichi  go  ichi  e

I dedicate a lot of thanks to many Friends all over the world.
Heartwarming New Year greetings of all of you.

I am honored your encouragement.

   マタイによる福音書  24章 27節

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; 
so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  

   I pray you and yours to peace.   And, Peace of the earth.

   Happy New Year !!

   from the Far East, Japan
01.01.2016  00:00 JST   ruma

Sunday, December 6, 2015

ZEN state of soul " Enlightenment " Japanese calligraphy

Quest of my own is mysterious. And, it is infinite.
I don't know the truth of my own.

Obsession. However, it might be incorrect.

 ZEN State

  It is no one knows, never known.

The truth is non-existent. If you say saw the truth, it is not true.
D. T. Suzuki(1870 - 1966)

鈴木 大拙(1870 - 1966)

Something feel in the five senses.
Destination of myself.

my mind swing between the conscious and the subconscious.

   " 悟 " (go, or satori). It is translated as apprehend, realize, become aware, etc.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.

   Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
    心 (mind) + 吾 (I)

I don't understand the real my mind.

Something it has been trying to hide.
In deep Shadow or unconscious.

I may have been aware of it, but had been ignored.


道元 (1200 - 1253)

- To throw away all the ego consciousness -
  To be free from the bondage of body and mind, enlightenment of the state, taken become a truly Muga.

Dōgen (1200 - 1253)