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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gone in the Wind



One lady left this world in 1600, 38 years old.
She was a wife of the samurai.




The drama "Stouthearted lady" is a story of her last moments.
This opera was given the first public performance of in Holy Roman Empire on July 31, 1698.





Her name is "Hosokawa Gracia"
This is a phrase of the farewell poem.





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)



Thank you for admiring a lot of cherry blossoms...

59 comments:

  1. Beautiful words. Once the wind has blown away the blossoms, you walk on a pink world.

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  2. this is the beauty of nature. thanks for showing to us

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  3. Beautiful words Ruma, I have come back from your country and I loved it, the people are very very friendly and the blossom was absolutely wonderful. I will be back:))

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  4. qué maravilla, bellísimas palabras,qué grato es visitarte, Ruma!
    gracias, un abrazo!

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  5. Beautiful! I love the white flowers against the blue sky. You could link this to my Midweek Blues meme today.

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  6. Fantástico bosque primaveral, Ruma. Un espectáculo para los sentidos.

    Y admirables palabras, las tuyas.

    Un abrazo.

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  7. Ces images sont pleines de beauté et les informations qui les accompagnent sont généreuses, la dernière photo est surprenante de générosité et de beauté !

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  8. Preciosas imagenes estos arboles estan fantasticos en esta época...un abrazo

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  9. Thanks again Ruma for sharing these nice poetry and the beauties of your country..
    Costas

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  10. Ruma, tu espacio es relajo y belleza, cada vez que lo visito quedo extasiada. Bellas palabras y esas fotos impresionantes.
    Mis cariños.

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  11. Es sind so wunderschöne Bilder
    Besten Dank
    Ein Gruss Hanspi

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  12. Such is the ephemeral nature of nature. :) Thanks for posting all those wonderful trees while they were at their most beautiful and also reminding us to stop and smell the blossoms before they blow away.

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  13. Bonitas y relajantes tomas fotográficas. Tu blog es todo un remanso de tranquilidad. Felicitaciones. Saludos.

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  14. These are wonderful landscapes and a very nice worlds, thank you very much,

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  15. Discovering the wisdom .......wonderful!

    Nature does teach us wisdom; we just have to open our eyes and our heart.
    Wonderful Photography of sublime cherry trees!
    I wish you a sunny week!
    ciao ciao elvira

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  16. Todo tiene su propio ritmo en la naturaleza.

    Una hermosa entrada, como siempre.

    Un abrazo
    Elsa

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  17. Todo los cerezos son preciosos ahora en tu pais....Pero hoy escuche en un documental en la radio de aqui , que estos cerezos tan bonitos no tienen frutos?.....

    Fotos preciosas

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  18. Wow..super wow..and so gorgeous..in image and in words..a beautiful read! Very meaningful..and so cool..my birthday is July 31! Beautiful sceneries!!
    Kiki~

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  19. what a beautiful post
    stunning photos
    and lovely words and history

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  20. I like the last photo with the bright sky over the mountains.

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  21. Beautiful! Those cherry blossoms are simply awesome. Thanks for sharing ruma.

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  22. Beautiful words and beautiful photos. I'm happy!

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  23. The petals make a lovely pink carpet wherever they fall, Ruma...still beautiful as they lay on the ground.

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  24. Fantástico. Los cerezos están totalmente integrados en el paisaje y en la cultura japonesa. Parece como si hubiera comunicación entre ellos y el ser humano.

    Un cordial saludo.

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  25. Hermosa entrada, me gusto la frase del poema de despedida y las fotos, sorprendentes.

    Saludos cordiales!

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  26. Saku kara ni miru kara ni hana no chiru kara ni
    Onitsura

    Arigato -.-

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  27. Ruma:
    No sé si los cerezos son tan bellos, pero lo que si sé es que sabes captarles el alma y nos las mostras en cada paisaje.

    Muy bellas imágenes.

    Un abrazo.

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  28. More and more pretty cherry blossoms

    regards

    CristalRasgado & LaMiradaAusente
    ________________________________

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  29. Awesome pics! :) Thanks for sharing. :)

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  30. Now, our contries look like yours...

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  31. The most wonderfull cherry blossoms we ever seen!!!thank you very much!!!

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  32. Hi Ruma. You have a beautiful blog with a great shots! Congratulations from Portugal. Jorge Sousa www.ibernatur.blogspot.com

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  33. Hello Ruma..
    Thank you for the lovely post .. for your words of wisdom and great pictures ..
    ..Nature is a miracle ..
    I love trees!
    ..I send cordial greetings :)

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  34. Olá, amiga!
    Passei para mais uma visitinha...
    Belas cerejeiras! Belas flores! Belas fotos!
    Muita poesia...
    Seu cantinho continua lindo e agradável!
    Um ótimo fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Itabira - Brasil

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  35. A carpet of blossoms on the ground.

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  36. Tes photographies sont vraiment superbes...
    De véritables poésies qui ressemblent à la nature...:)

    A bientôt !

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  37. Wonderful blossom tree!
    Thanks for sharing these pictures and the quotation.

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  38. Que lugar lindo! Voltarei inumeras vezes...
    Parabéns!
    =)
    Luna

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  39. Thans for following my blog. I like your pictures.

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  40. these are fantastic wide shots of these amazing trees!

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  41. Its been a pleasure Ruma. Over in the UK they are starting to record where and when the first cherry blossoms appear and they will be doing it for the next 3 years.

    I don't know alot about the Samurai warriors but I do grow the Neofinetia falcata orchid and I know that they held it in very high esteem.

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  42. On se croirait dans la Drôme provençale en Provence en France !!! Le Japon détient des trésors de beauté et de sérénité, à moins que ce soit votre regard rempli d'amour qui nous fait découvrir ce qu'il y a de plus beau dans votre pays, peu importe, ici c'est comme un peu se balader au paradis !!!
    Merci pour votre joli commentaire sur mon blog, j'ai toujours un immense plaisir à vous lire et de savoir qu'à des kilomètres et des kilomètres l'un de l'autre nous arrivons parfaitement à communiquer et nous émerveiller des mêmes choses !!!

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  43. It looks like the Drome in Provence in France ! Japan holds the treasures of beauty and serenity, unless it is your eyes filled with love that we discover what is best in your country, whatever, here is a little stroll Paradise !
    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog I always a pleasure to read and know as miles and miles from each other we come to fully communicate and we wonder the same things !!!

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  44. Indeed, a flower is a flower.


    and beautiful is beautiful is wonderful!

    Renaat

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  45. Hola:
    Muy interesantes tus fotografías
    enhorabuena
    http://www.arte-bejar.com

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  46. SALUDOS !!!PRECIOSAS FOTOS Y BELLAS PALABRAS¡¡

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