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Sunday, November 21, 2010

The ravine filled with fumes of wild incense





    The getting burnt sense seems to be a smell of the far-off memory.
   The absentminded shadow of a farmer may be a symbol of this season.

   I sometimes lose my eyesight of it.






    The cold air wraps up the slope.
   The smoke drifts aimlessly.

   It seems to be far... or near ...






    To the upper rice field.  To the sky. . .
   And to the next season. . .

   The memories are wandering all the time.



    
木枯に 岩吹きとがる 杉間かな
     松尾 芭蕉   (1644 – 1694)

    A cold wintry wind ...  Rock sharp keenly soars  From interval of cedars    
     Matsuo Bashō (1644 – 1694)


   Hare is Oniki District,
Hasami-chō, Nagasaki Prefecture.

54 comments:

  1. Very beautiful series! One of my favourites here!
    Have a nice weekend Ruma.

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  2. lovely, we can smell the colours

    cheers

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  3. Hello Ruma!!! Autumn, and winter in somewhere of the world, is the time when smoke smells like spring... everything smells as green... it´s the life which is dreaming to be born and born!!!!!! KISSES AND HUGS FROM SPAIN.

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  4. Why don't we have anything like that in Northern Kanto? You are so lucky! And your photos are wonderful. My husband is a fan of your blog and actually he directed me here. And I'm glad he did.
    I hope it's not too much to ask, but would you mind participating in our Show Me Japan photo weekend?

    Here is more info in English and Japanese:
    http://www.budgettrouble.com/p/show-me-japan-info.html
    And here's the link to the first issue:
    http://www.budgettrouble.com/2010/11/show-me-japan-vol1-issue-1.html

    Thank you so much and have a lovely Sunday!
    Anna (normally from Tochigi Daily Photo)

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  5. Hi, bellas imagenes.. pero tengo una duda, para que lo queman.. es mejor dejarlo y que se transforme en tierra nuevamente..

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  6. Thank you, Ruma! You are a master not only with photos, but with words too! :)

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  7. There is a fire on the steps...

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  8. What a bauty! I love these photos Ruma, they are adorable!
    Greetings.

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  9. hello ruma
    why are those fields burned?
    is it because it helps cultivation for the next year?

    best wishes and a nice weekend :)

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  10. Salut ruma, magnifique ces montagnes de riz et en feu encore plus impressionnant !

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  11. Beautiful photos and words, wonderful glimpse of another world so far from where I call 'home'. What a wonderful world we live in. Thank you.

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  12. You take us into distant worlds and dreams Ruma. Your poetry and breathtaking imagery reveal a moment . . . that may be simple . . . yet you capture it and transform it into art. You always stir the soul. Beautiful landscape and photography. Gorgeous farming terraces . . . one by one a burning ritual to give back to the earth. Thank you for this sharing! You are a gift!

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  13. BEAU et IMPRESSIONNANT !!!
    Mes amitiés mon cher !!!

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  14. Ce qui relie l'homme à la terre est de l'ordre de la mémoire. Il se déplace et travaille dans les saisons, guidé par un savoir ancestral dont il est porteur. Il y ajoute son propre savoir. Ainsi la vie paysanne va son court et nous charme autant par sa lenteur que par sa poésie. Alors une fumée s'élève vers le ciel et implore les dieux pour les prochaines récoltes.

    Belle journée à toi, Ruma,

    Amitiés.

    Roger

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  15. Quelle majesté Ruma
    un homme seul et son travail face à l'immensité
    notre présence sur cette terre est beauté
    je te remercie
    Brigitte

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  16. and our dreams blowing with the smoke - someone will find them ...

    wonderful, thank you dear Ruma!

    herzlichst
    isabella

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  17. Great pictures Ruma...
    beautyful colors and levels...

    gr. Nieske

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  18. Great and difficult snapshots to be taken. Regards and nice week!

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  19. Laboreos de la tierra...

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  20. Fire fertilizes the earth ... and smoke rises into the sky .. the man earns his bread by the sweat of his brow ...
    Great photo Ruma ,thank you for these pictures that fill us with humility and reminds us ,modern human that life follows the rhythms of nature ..
    It's good to remember that..
    thanks ,have a good week..:o)

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  21. Magníficos paisajes, contrastando la naturaleza y la actividad humana, fantástico. Saludos

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  22. A fantastic series of photographs, images that open infinite space as the poetic words ...
    :-)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  23. It's incredible, a very impressive landscape. Thank you Ruma,

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  24. Thanks so much for sharing these fantastic scenes! Your photos are so nice! I wish I could see them in person!!

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  25. This must be a ritual that has been repeated thousands of times. A step back in time.

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  26. Espectaculares imagenes de está quema controlada, un paraje maravilloso con un verde precioso, un excelente trabajo Ruma, un abrazo

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  27. Is this not called the shit farming, wherin the farmer burns hs field and moves to an alternate site. I loved the first snap

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  28. Fabulous series, the landscape is fantastic.
    Have a nice week, Ruma.
    Tereza

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  29. These are amazing shots and very interesting! I have never seen anything like it before. I like these photos very much.

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  30. Beautiful compositions . I love it.

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  31. Extraordinárias! Lindíssimas!
    bjs

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  32. Fiquei admirada com estas fotos, bastante cultura, mostrando o trabalho rural dos camponeses, gostei muito.

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  33. Very nice pictures.Beautiful compositions.

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  34. Thank you for giving me a peek at your world. Your images are so beautiful, I would love to visit there some day!

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  35. what a beautiful closure of the rural works of the year, before winter sets in.

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  36. · I enjoy your beautiful landscapes. They are stunning.

    · regards

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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  37. This action is not well considered in the European Union lately because of the environment. Some years ago it was normal in order to avoid disseases in the crops. There are different alternatives like producing biocompost, paper or isolation.
    But the images are wonderful, as you say it is like an spiritual smoke.
    Thanks for shraring your photos.

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  38. Thank you, Ruma, for all these beautiful pictures. All of them are amazing!!

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  39. Ruma,

    This is my first time here and I am so glad I've found your blog.

    These pictures are pure poetry for me.


    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com


    PS: If you can, please come take a look at my new blog, ok? Thank you!

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  40. Lots of fantastic pictures in your blog!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Have a beautiful day****

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  41. beautiful photos of one aspect of this farming.

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  42. Time consumes the memories and the smoke alike, and the wide sky remains.

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  43. This is a very beautiful series of photos. I really like them a lot. Nice! :-)

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  44. I can feel the smell of the burning. So lovely photos. Timeless, endless is the work of the farmer in your country and in mine......

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  45. Thank you for sharing
    This fabulous work with us
    Good creations

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  46. ✿ ܓOlá, amiga!
    ܓ ✿As suas fotos são sempre bonitas, independente do tema que você escolhe. ✿
    ✿✿Boa semana!
    Beijinhos. ✿
    Brasil✿✿
    ✿✿✿ ܓ

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  47. Fantastically beautiful pictures!

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  48. It is lovely, this eternal cycle of endings and beginnings, all of which you photograph with such astute detail and share with us in our various corners of the globe. How luckey we are!

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