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Friday, December 23, 2011

" Sincere " Japanese calligraphy




    』 (sei, or makoto). It is translated as sincere, honest, true, real.
   This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

   Etymology : 
(words, or speak) + (completed, or fixed)
   It is honest to take responsibility for words.

   Etymology : 言 ⇒ upper half part (sharp knife) +
(mouth)
   It is the same as having a knife to speak, sometimes.




   This word is good for the New Year.
   The spirit will cultivate the life.

   I believe all.. sincerely...
   I pray for your crop.

   So Good year for you and yours.



   とき遅き  たがひはあれど  つらぬかぬ
     ことなきものは  誠なりけり
       明治天皇御製  (1852 – 1912)

   early or late   may be difference   but stick to the will
      at any time   my sincere heart
       Emperor Meiji  (1852 – 1912)

95 comments:

  1. Jeden znak kaligraficzny, a tyle tłumaczeń. Interesujące. Pozdrawiam

    One character calligraphic, and many translations. Interesting. Yours

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  2. Muchas gracias ruma, me ha encantado visitar su maravilloso BLOG.me quedo a su lado, le espero en mi casa
    Con ternura le deseo una feliz Navidad

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  3. Amazing, so many different ranslations into one character. Beautiful Ruma!
    I've been away for a while and have been neglecting all my dear followers but I'm back. I have been watching your photographs and I think you are a talented person. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and the beautiful nature of Japan.
    Hugs Yolanda

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  4. It is so good to see you and your beautiful calligraphy. Many parts to "sincere".

    Wishing you the most joyous New Year, from NYC!

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  5. Un augurio davvero speciale! Molte persone dovrebbero approfondire di più il significato di questa parola.Grazie di cuore....

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  6. Bonia palabra en todos los idiomas.
    Un Saludo desde España

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  7. It's a precious and beautiful image!
    I wish you wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Thank you for your precious calligraphy lessons:)

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  8. 平成24年 (2012年)

    明けましておめでとう。

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  9. Hello Ruma !
    I find Japanese calligraphy is very artistic.
    Thanls for the explanations.
    I wish a very MERRY CHIRSTMANS, Ruma, and a HAPPY 2012.
    With all my kind regards.

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  10. thank you dear and the same for you . I am so happy to see your blog this morning good days

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  11. It is in our hands that possibility.
    We are the actors in that play.
    A GOOD NEW YEAR FULL OF LOVE.
    Un abrazo
    Cristina

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  12. What a beautiful calligraphy, and a very good explanation. The japanese characters look so enigmatic and fascinating to us Europeans... Magic!

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  13. Hello Ruma

    Nice work!!
    We wish you and your family a fine Cristmas and a lot of health and love in 2012!!

    Grtz Nieske

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  14. This is a beautiful sign full of noble content, it is very adequate for celebrating the truce of Christmas!
    I send you all my best wishes for this end of the year 2011 and hope to enjoy more of your talented work in 2012. Keep well, DeeBee

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  15. R- thank you for the wishes and energy you give. I think of you and the people of Japan often in the aftermath of the tsunami. I wish that 2012 will be a year of healing and growth. Thanks for sharing the beauty of the script and the landscape. B

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  16. É so trabalhos lindos cada vez k venho aqui fico encantada com tanta criatividade e perfeição.
    Você realmente é uma artista nota 1000!
    Parabéns!
    Aproveito para agradecer seu carinho e desejar a você um Natal cheio de paz, saúde e muitas alegrias!
    Bjus
    Vani Helena

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  17. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

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  18. Hola Ruma.
    La caligrafía japonesa es muy valorada.
    Sinceramente no se que es lo que pone, ni su significado, pero es creatividad.
    Felices Fiestas Navideñas para tod@s y un prospero años 2012 para tod@s.
    Gracias.
    Saludos cordiales ruma.

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  19. Hello,

    Merry Christmas !!!!

    I like your blog it's fantastic .....

    Flo

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  20. Hello Ruma!!!! I think the meaning of the picture is the best feeling and behaviour... all people must be honest... it´s the best for sleeping well!!!! Xristmas kisses and hugs from Spain!!!!

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  21. Ruma Interesante entrada Feliz navidad desde España.

    Saludos desde Abstracción textos y Reflexión.

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  22. With all my sincerity, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a good year 2012!
    A hug from Spain. Laura

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  23. Hi Ruma, I wish you a merry Christmas and all the best for the coming year! un abbraccio

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  24. Dear Ruma,
    Intriguing and beautiful. I love " the spirit will cultivate the life."
    Very good for life and the New Year.
    I continue to your island and peoples in my heart and prayers.
    Peace.
    Carol

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  25. Merci et Bonne Année chez toi aussi.

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  26. Quiero desearte que el nuevo año traiga paz, amor para ti y todo el pueblo japonés.
    SE feliz Ruma.

    Un cálido abrazo desde España

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  27. Me ha gustado mucho!
    Feliz Navidad!

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  28. Since I've just published my last post for 2011 i wanted to stop by here to wish everyone and their families a merry Christmas and a healthy and happy new years. Your friend Richard

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  29. Merry Christmas, Ruma. A hug and very greetings

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  30. Oi me chamo stefanny e vi seu blog e resolvi fazer uma visita e achei interessante seu artigo...
    gostei muito...
    Estou te seguindo no blog ok bjosss espero que me visite também...

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  31. The same for you and yours, Ruma!

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  32. That's a nice callygraphy, i'd like to learn japanese, it seems like a beatiful language, complex and unique.
    Grettings from México :)

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  33. Merry Christmas

    平成24年

    Feliz Navidad Ruma
    Muchas gracias por tus palabras.
    Un fuerte abrazo desde Spain


    ★˛˚˛*˛°.˛*.˛°˛.*★˚˛*˛°.˛*.˛°˛.*★Merry*★* 。*˛.
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    .°( . • . ) ˛°./• '♫ ' •\.˛*./______/~\*. ˛*.。˛* ˛.*。
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  34. Hoje vim pra lhe desejar um Natal abençoado, com amor, carinho, alegria e saúde para você e família. Girassóis sempre! Beijo.

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  35. Hello, Ruma.
    人と人の心を結ぶのも"誠"ですね。

    The spirit will cultivate the life.
    I am touched by this writing.

    RedRose.

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  36. I wish you and yours a lovely holiday seasons as well.
    wishing you joy, health, love each and every day.

    warmly,
    Elena

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  37. ♫♫♫ Feliz Natal!!!


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    …………*./ | \ .*
    …………..*♫*.
    ………, • '*♥* ' • ,
    ……. '*• ♫♫♫•*'
    ….. ' *, • '♫ ' • ,* '
    ….' * • ♫*♥*♫• * '
    … * , • Feliz' • , * '
    …* ' •♫♫*♥*♫♫ • ' * '
    ' ' • . Navidad . • ' ' '
    ' ' • ♫♫♫*♥*♫♫♫• * ' '
    …………..x♥x
    …………….♥
    Que o Natal não seja apenas uma data, mas um estado de espírito a nos orientar a vida.

    FELIZ NATAL!!!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil

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  38. "Com minha musica em forma de poesia, tentarei tocar os corações mais endurecidos e fazer com que renasça dentro deles o mais puro amor de Cristo!"
    FELIZ NATAL E PROSPERO ANO NOVO! COM MUITA PAZ, SAÚDE E AMOR...MUITO AMOR!"

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  39. It's interesting to recognize that words and completed mean makoto( truth). Have a calm and happy winter holiday, ruma.

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  40. Thanks for very nice quotes, dear friend! Wish you an Happy New Year!

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  41. Hello dear Ruma,

    Thank you for your beautiful wishes.

    Also for you and your loved ones the best wishes for the new year.

    Warm regards,
    Karina

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  42. Feliz navidad y felices fiestas. Mis mejores deseos para ti y los tuyos.

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  43. I wish the Happiest of Holidays, and the most Prosperous and Rewarding of New Years with Cheers without tears or fears for years...!!!

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  44. May peace, harmony and sunshine be always in your home, mind and heart

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  45. Craciun Fericit si La Multi Ani!
    Joueux Noël et Bonne Nouvelle Année!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    Buon Natale e Buone Feste!
    Feliz Navidad e Felices Fiestas!
    Życzę Wesołych Świąt!
    Frohe Weihnachten und sin gutes neues Jahr!
    Καλά Χριστούγεννα σε όλους!
    Feliz Natal e Feliz Ano Novo!

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  46. Las palabras y la caligrafía también arropa el alma. Gracias por tan hermosos mensajes.
    ¡Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo!

    Muchos besos.

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  47. I believe in people who have “誠” as his/her backbone even when his/her ideas and beliefs are different from mine. It’s sad for us to have few politicians who have “誠". I hope the next year become a nice revolutionary year for the wellbeing of our country.

    Yoko

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  48. To be sincere, we need to have strenght and courage. And sadly, not many of us are like that... I really hope that the next year will help us discover all these features if we want thinghs to change for better!

    I liked the ethimology of this word very much, because I believe that used with gentleness and compassion, the knife of sincerety can bleed out the false in our lives and let the truth heal us and put us back on the right path again.

    I'm happy to read you again, dear ruma, and I wish you a good new year in which the spirit will finally cultivate the life, as you beautifully said...!

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  49. Meiji Emperor thought 誠shoud be sticked. 明治は遠くなりにけり。I remembered TVdrama 坂の上の雲。I think they run up on the hill with 誠.
    I wish you a happy new year.

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  50. I wish you, your family and all visitors to your blog a Happy New Year. Take this opportunity to announce that January 02 Urbanascidades debut in 2012, the same ... but different.
    Paul Bettanin.

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    ¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮FELIZ 2012!!!

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  52. Abbiamo creato un nuovo blog dove e' possibile pubblicare le proprie foto. Facendone richiesta potete diventare autori e pubblicare le vostre foto..Vi aspettiamo..!!!
    http://taketheclick.blogspot.com/

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  53. Hay bellezas que no entienden de significado, pero conocen de formas...

    Un fuerte abrazo,
    Db.

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  54. Hola Ruma tus imágenes son espectaculares,
    que pases unas felices fiestas
    feliz año 2012.
    un abrazo.

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  55. Happy Christmas and New Year!!

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  56. Ruma,
    What the Japanese government and some companies must practice is this word, 誠.
    Beautiful virtue and great 漢字!
    Have wonderful holidays and Happy New Year!
    keiko

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  57. Querida Ruma!

    Beijo,
    Beijo,
    Beijo.

    Feliz Ano Novo!
    Que 2012, seja repleto de felicidades.

    Guímel

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  58. RUMA!


    Viver!
    É estar com o outro lado a lado e sentir-se feliz por ele estar feliz...
    E na tristeza, levar uma mensagem de amor, fé e esperança.
    Porque na vida o fim não existe.
    Na verdade quando pensamos que estamos no fim,
    Estamos novamente recomeçando ...
    Porque a eternidade simplesmente é: não tem início nem fim.

    Viva a vida! Mas não se esqueça que para se viver ,
    É preciso sentir.

    Então sinta a vida, em toda sua plenitude,
    Através do pulsar do seu coração.

    Feliz Ano Novo !Feliz 2012! Cheio de muita PAZ!SAÚDE!E AMOR né amiga o restante a gente com a graça a Deus corre atrás e consegue!

    Beijinhos!a gente se encontra em 2012!

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  59. I wish for you, a new year full of ... Health, happiness, love, peace ... and we continue to share good times!
    A hug
    Laura

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  60. Dear Ruma ,
    Thank you for your beautiful wishes.
    I wish you and your family a Happy New Year too.
    Essi

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  61. Beautiful...

    Thank you for visiting my humble House and fly with the gull in search of peace and freedom.The world needs love and hands clasped.Forgive the delay in answering you, but I have broken the pc.
    Happy New Year, grettings.

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  62. Dear Friend,
    I wish you and your family a new year full of peace,health and happiness.

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  63. Dziękuję za życzenia i wzajemnie szczęśliwego Nowego Roku dla Ciebie i Rodziny.Pozdrawiam z kraju o innej kulturze, ale to powinno dzielić ludzi :-).

    Thank you for your wishes and another a Happy New Year to you and Family. Yours from a country with a different culture, but it should be and can not divide people.
    :-).

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  64. 2012 oportunidades de teres o que precisas e seres o que mereces,
    dentro e fora da blogosfera
    para ti e quem conheces.
    É o que deseja, Barbaridades,
    torcendo por ti nesta nova era
    De uma forma amiga e sincera
    o teu colega do Urbanascidades.

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  65. I come to your blog by chance, leaping from one another. I like a lot, has beauty, harmony, sensitivity ...
    I wish you a good 2012.
    Greetings to you.

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  66. Dear Ruma

    You are so right: We are far distantly each other, but this human interchange has cultural significance.
    And we all are poeple who need love, peace, friends and health.
    I wish you and your family all the best for the year 2012.

    Warm regards from Switzerland
    Angela

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  67. Amigo deseo que tu país tenga una nueva luz y a usted le deseo lo mejor para toda su vida

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  68. Thank you, ruma, for the nice and heartfelt message on my blog. It’s me who has to say thank you for inspiring and encouraging us/me throughout the year. I love the incorporation of the photos in your meaningful poetic words. Wish you good health, love, and peace for 2012.

    Yoko

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  69. Merci Ruma, la dynamique de la calligraphie orientale m'inspire énormément dans mon travail.

    Meilleurs voeux pour 2012.

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  70. Dear Ruma
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful shots, calligraphy and words!
    I hope you find happiness everyday in 2012. :)

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  72. A beautiful character that means honesty and sincerity ........ beautiful! Wish you all the best in the new year 2012. Greeting Torunn.

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  73. Thank you very much for your wonderful images that i never seem to tire of, and wishing you and your family a very healthy and happy new years. Richard

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  74. Ruma Feliz año 2012 que esté lleno de Caritativas Emociones.
    Saludos desde España

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  75. ..all the best in 2012 ...


    ..Happy New Year for You and Yours ..!

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  76. Hi
    Thanks for your visits on my blog too. Let's keep on visiting each other in 2012.

    よいお年を!

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  77. Es una belleza
    Aprovecho para desearte un feliz 2012
    Saludos

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  78. Wonderful caligraphy. I wish you a very successful and happy new year. Thank you very much!

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  79. Que 2012 traga novos sonhos, novas alegrias e muita inspiração para belas fotografias!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil

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    ¨¨¨¸.•°` BOAS FESTAS!!!
    ¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮FELIZ 2012!!!

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  80. Mu querida ruma, gracias por su amable visita, le deseo un venturoso año 2012 y siga haciendo esas fotografías tan hermosas.
    Con ternura
    Sor.Cecilia

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  81. R-thanks for being the window on Japan for me this year. Thanks also for your wishes for 2012. May it be a better year for Japan; and may it be a year of happiness and peace for you. Go well. B

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  82. Dearest Ruma...
    I send you my best thoughts and my best wishes for this New Year 2012...
    I'm really happy and honored to have met you..
    Thank you for your kind words , i really appreciate your visit..
    And thanks to have shared this year all these wonderful photos of your wonderful country..
    Peace and love for you and your family Ruma ♥

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  83. Hello, Runa, no tengo ni idea de japonés ni de inglés, pero, si quieres, podemos entendernos en gallego.

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  84. Bonjour Ruma,
    Très sincères aussi mes voeux de nouvel année.

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    ೋ ~~* FELIZ ANO NOVO *~~ ೋ
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    ♫♫.•*¨`*•..¸☼ 2012☼ ¸.•*¨`*•.♫♫

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  86. Que tengas una muy buena entrada de año.
    Saludos.

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  87. Blessings, dear Ruma-san..knowing you, if only this blog, has, indeed, been a pleasure. Hopefully, one day, we will meet face to face...till then, may all good things come your way.

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