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Friday, October 30, 2009

"Morning" Japanese calligraphy



"朝" (chou, or asa). It is translated as morning.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The expression of the ocean, The farewell rock



The fisherman fishes in the vicinity of Korea border of about 100 miles front north from here.
This area where a wave is very loud, and fast flow of the tide.




It is called "The Genkai Nada (sea)" in particular.
Several fishermen can't come home every year.
If the sea is calm, we can watch like that ship.  However, when wind blows, a ship enters between waves and cannot watch the figure.




Some cuttlefish are drawn off like his decoration.
However, it is not proud of the achievements of his fishing.
Its may be the reward that he can standing here until his age.

Anyway he is perfectly happy, I know.  Why?
Now, he can see "The farewell rock", can't it?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Morning open market


He dries it while turning a cuttlefish. It is modernized a little.


Most people are made to buy something when they walk here.


The thing which is necessary for life is sold entirely here.


However, it is a very low price.

We can eat the world's best sashimi (sliced raw fish) in this port. Because most of its live and move. Probably the all of you may not believe my words. The sashimi is transparent. It moves when I pick it up with chopsticks.
I'm really sorry to a person disliking sashimi.
If you like it, please click here (this still lives). You will understand that I say the truth.

You who like sashimi. Please come here. To here the west edge of Far East, WELCOME!!

"Person" Japanese calligraphy (Seal script)



"人" (ninn, or hito). It is translated as a person, man, human being, people, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Seal script.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Far from the big city


It is the port of the Japanese west edge here, Yobuko-chō, Saga Prefecture.
It is a very inconvenient place here. It is only the sea that here is.


Because a good cuttlefish is unloaded, this port is very famous.
There is Korea in the 100 miles north from here, more than 600 miles to Tokyo (about the same distance to Shanghai).


She draws off the cuttlefish took in the vicinity of a border.
It eats as sashimi and a dried fish. It is about one piece of 2USD (1.3EUR).


When I go to the morning port, I get well. The reason is because energy of the life overflows from a strong woman. All of them seem to look so look happy to me.
A lot of people come by staying overnight at this port only to eat sashimi from far away.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Inkstone of the calligraphy


It is Inkstone that it is put centrally.
It is about 10kg : 350 ounces.
Length about 40cm : 16inch, Width about 15cm : 6inch


It is cut a big stone in half aside. When I do big calligraphy, I use it. 


It is small inkstone (Length about 20cm : 7.8inch) and Inkstick. I usually use this . 
This inkstone is Duanshi stone (Japanese: Tankei) from Duanxi.
It is one of Four Famous Varieties.

The far East culture is very fond of four word couplets, and the Four Treasures are another example: "文房四寶: The Brush 筆(fude)、The Ink stick 墨(sumi)、The Paper 紙(kami)、The Inkstone 硯石(suzuri isi),"
"The four jewels of the study: Brush, Inkstick, Paper, Inkstone."

Please watch my ink stick, click here.
Please watch my ink brush, click here.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The island of the illusion


A daredevil man do fishing without attaching a life jacket.
He does not know where himself is. It may be a human being.


There is the very dangerous and beautiful place where the angler of some lost their life. Now, his life may be lighter than one fish.
There are only him and me here.
We can look at the island of the illusion slightly on the horizon.


Birds · · · birds are freedom eternally.
And they may be safer than a human being.
Because they do only that themself can do it.
And they are satisfied with it.

Yes. I should know those man is necessary, shouldn't it ?

However, as for life being an illusion, both that man and the bird may be the same.

The monument of the cape had seen all.

" Fly " Japanese calligraphy





    "飛" (hi, or tobu). It is translated as fly.
   This character is written by Kanzi ,
regular script.



   This character has the form that a big bird flaps the wings.
   The movement is magnificent.

   These lines remind the audience of the Motion.
   The force of each line is stout, and sharp.


   Calligraphy is the art of the character.
   Everyone must be readable.

   Character which can't read is a mere line.
   Yes. The art of lines will be possible, too.

   However. The art of Japanese calligraphy must be beautiful form.
   Everyone can understand the meaning, reading of character.


   A sharp line, beautiful form.
   It is Japanese calligraphy.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The canvas of the Nature




Various pictures are drawn on here every day.

However, it is a just brief incident, sky, sea, mountain, everything.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The dedication tree to God


This is a state when dedicate a tree to Ise-jingu Grand Shrine.
They give thanks to God of the tree to cut down from now on.
This act of God is called "mitsuogiri".


The Shinto priest purifies the tree.


Only the woodcutter be chosen cuts a tree only with an axe surely.
Because it is a holy place, all of them wear white clothes and a white tabi.


It is a holy mountain and tree of special God.
There is in Kiso City, Nagano Prefecture.
The height has this tree more than 25 meters, more than 300 years old.
This mountain is called a misomayama. 御杣山(みそまやま)」


It make progress with 300km carefully from here Kiso City to Isesh City, Mie Prefecture.
The sacred tree takes four days by the way of the person.


Dedication tree to Ise-jingu Grand Shrine of Japanese God.


The carpenter purified processes a tree.
They are specialized carpenters making a Shinto shrine and a temple. They are called a "miya daiku".

All ceremony takes eight years from May, 2005.
It performs 30 festivals and events in the meantime.
Ise-jingu Grand Shrine is completed newly in October, 2013.
The rebuilding called "shikinenn sennguu".
式年遷宮(しきねんせんぐう)
It is performed every 20 years, and it is the 62nd by this time, from the ancient times 1240 years ago.

All photograph is cooperation of the
this site.

" Forever La Mancha " Haiku



I got a suggestion from comment of all of you and made an English haiku.

I wrote it by a inkbrush of the Japanese calligraphy with inkstick, inkstone. This character is written by , Semi-cursive_script(?).

I want to dedicate this haiku to Don Quixote.
I am sorry that I cannot understand Spanish.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ink brush of the calligraphy




    like a Ink brush






    My brushes.Chinese culture is very fond of four word couplets, and the Four Treasures are another example:
   "文房四寶:
、   墨、紙、硯," (fude, sumi, kami, suzuri)
   "The four jewels of the study: Brush, Ink, Paper, Inkstone."






    Length of the hair of the writing brush is 3 from 5 inch.






    It is very thin and soft. The writing brush which I bought in Shanghai.






    Ink brush differ greatly in terms of size, texture, material and cost.
   It's that can write the letter of various styles thereby.

   Please watch my ink stick,
click here.
   Please watch my ink stone,
click here.

   This post carried the thing which I contributed on September 18, today again.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

" Father " Japanese calligraphy






   "父" (fu, or chichi). It is translated as father.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

World oldest Tale, and Tanka in it




   A thin light lighting up the household Shinto altar is seen in the depths of the shrine.





   There will be a festival to thank God by a good harvest tomorrow in this Shinto shrine with today.
   A
flag(nobori) to tell about a festival stands.





   This Shinto shrine comes out to The Tale of Genji created by Murasaki Shikibu (973-1014).
   It is Chapter 22 Buddhist angel's hair decorations (tamakazura "Jeweled Chaplet").

   It is a tanka written to The Tale of Genji that it is carved here.
   It is that
Hikaru Genji (He is a chief character of this story) gave to a princess.
   This tanka is the content expressed the love.

   The meaning is the following thing.
   "If I do not love princesses, I accept any kind of punishment. I promise it to God of this mirror Shinto shrine (kagaminokami)."  

    君(きみ)にもし 心(こころ)たがはば 松浦(まつら)なる
    kiminimoshi  kokorotagawaba   matsuranaru

    鏡(かがみ)の神(かみ)に かけて誓(ちか)はむ
    kagaminokamini      kaketechikawamu

    It is not possible for me even to imagine the front more than 1000 years.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The building of the ancient times




   Because two God is worshiped here, there are two main shrines.
   This is the first it (ichino miya).

   The Shinto shrine is assembled without using the nail basically.
   Therefore a building is left from the times of the ancient times.






   Japanese carpentry specialized carpenter called (miya daiku) builds the Shinto shrine with a particular skill.  
   This is the second it (nino miya).

   The garden is swept every day.
   The footprint disappears on the day.






   It says a garden lantern(ishi tōrō) that there is on both sides in front of the main shrine. 
   A orange colored thing is a sacred lot (omikuji).

   The Shinto shrine has been protected from anyone carefully.
   So far and still in eternity.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Legendary Shinto shrine




   This Shinto shrine is named Mirror Shinto shrine(kagami jinnja).
   This is the legendary
Shinto shrine which there is from the ancient times about 1700 years ago.
   There is it in
Karatsu-shi, Saga Prefecture.

   God dedicated to by here is
Empress Jingū (170-269).
   She performed religious service at the time of war here and dedicated a mirror.
   This area of circumference is named mirror, too.
   Another one is fujiwara no hirotsugu(?-740).





   We rinse out a mouth and hands before entering the precincts of the Shinto shrine.
   This is called a
small pavilion with water and ladles (chouzuya, or temizuya).





   There is the normal in the one side of the approach to a shrine, but there is it on both sides here.
   It is very excellent structure.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

"Earth" Japanese calligraphy




   This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.
   "地" (chi, or tsuchi). It is translated as Earth, Soil, Land, Place, etc.

   Please look at next these how about some knowledge.
   It is one of the five elements (Japanese philosophy).
   The five elements are, in ascending order of power,
風 (fū or kaze) Wind, 水 (sui or mizu) Water , 地 (chi or tsuchi) Earth , 火 (ho, ka or hi) Fire and 空 (kū)"Void"or"Sky" or this one.

The calligraphy of the English haiku






  I challenged the calligraphy of an English haiku contributed to beautiful blog of JOO "Daily haiku".
  It is printed in Wednesday, October 14, 2009.
  I used this Ink brush of the Japanese calligraphy.

  I felt that this haiku expressed splendor of the freedom of the bird to the ultimate.
  The original of this haiku is the Japanese Zen priest DŌGEN.
  He is one of the best Zen priests in history.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Two pieces of the freedom







   Karatsu is the place that is very famous for ceramic ware(karatsu-yaki).


   The well bowl of tea(ido-chawann) created in Karatsu is very precious.
   It is a bowl used in Japanese tea ceremony(茶道, sadō or chadō).

Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Heart" Japanese calligraphy






   "心" (shinn, or kokoro). It is translated as heart, maind, spirit, etc.
   This character is written by Kanzi, regular script.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009