Saturday, February 19, 2011
"The arrival of delight times" Japanese calligraphy
Water is frozen over ice more thicker
By blessing of spring it has thawed and disappeared
This is written by Hiragana letter and Kanzi, Regular script.
The tanka was created by "Last Samurai" Kaishū Katsu (1823-1899).
He terminated the Samurai Age by himself, his hands.
The time (Edo era) that should be over.
He realized that it came.
Hardships continued in the process.
The new times opened a curtain thanks to his dedication.
This poetry is the life.
He was a revolutionist.
And he was true and great "SAMURAI".
His passion spirit had thawed the ice of the cold era.
Imperial rescript for him