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Monday, October 1, 2012

From dusk till dawn with " Sunset " Japanese calligraphy



  In morning of terraced rice fields, soft chills drift.
  And, Season pass at a gallop here.

  The crop was given to people.






  The deep love was granted to them.
  Every year in the long history.
 
  It was a holy ceremony for our country.






  The standing in line may be the molding beauty.
  Our Courtesy, Modest, Consideration, Wisdom, Dignity ・・・.

  All of them were born from here.



     山は暮て  野は黄昏の  薄哉
     与謝 蕪村  (1716 – 1784)

     mountain goes down  field is dusk  Japanese pampas grass 
     Yosa Buson  (1716 – 1784)






 
 
   "暮" (bo, or kureru). It is translated as evening, dusk, sunset, ending, etc.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script. 

   Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
    phonetic : 莫 (is not)  +   semantic : 日 (the sun)



   This form reminds me of the state that something ends in.
   The opening, and the end.

   Samsara. It never stops.










  
     はづかしや  おれが心と  秋の空
     小林 一茶 (1763 - 1827) 

     I am ashamed  my secret heart  and autumn sky
     Kobayashi Issa (1763 - 1827)




    The time goes by slowly.
    Here is Oniki-region, Hasami-chō, Nagasaki Prefecture.







111 comments:

  1. C'est vraiment magnifique, merci pour ces superbes vues.

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  2. I love terraces, like the ones in the first image, a lot!
    Beautiful photographs, dear Ruma-San! :)

    Follow the Royal Peach

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  3. Для меня ваши снимки - это сказка...

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  4. Very interesting sign. The explanation you give about its phono-origin was a strong revelation for me. Your pictures are gorgeous, as usual. Thanks for sharing all that ; I'm always so happy when I learn more about Japan.

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  5. Magnificent beauty!
    Thanks for sharing..

    Regina

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  6. Hello Ruma..
    Happy to see these wonderful colours..it's like a a painter's palette...autumn is coming back..i like this season , there is in the air a imperceptible sadness... like an ending story..
    Thank you to share your always beautiful photos..
    I send you all my best thoughts..:)

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  7. Hallo Ruma,
    the pictures are amazing beautiful!!!
    I like the calligraphie -
    " is not sun "
    is not light
    is not hope.

    greetings
    Megi

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  8. Grandiose Bilder ein wunderbares Video. Vielen Dank mein lieber Freund Ruma...

    Grüsse aus der Schweiz

    Hans-Peter

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  9. Wonderful series. I like especially the first photo and the landscape it represents.

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  10. The photos are so beautiful! Thanks!!

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  11. Hello Ruma

    Again a few great pictures from that lovely landscape.... my compliments !!

    Warm greetings from Holland, Joop

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  12. Dear Ruma, how beautiful images of rice fields ... and I have been so lucky to see the rice fields as you show them ... Every month theres a lovely appointment with this special land, Japan, thanks to you, and your sensitivity.
      Text and images are so precious to admire. Warm greeting from Italy.Rita.

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  13. Wspaniałe wytłumaczenie kolejnego znaku. Wspaniałe zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
    Great explanation of the next character. Great pictures. Yours.

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  14. Dear Ruma,

    these picture are poetry.


    Please have a good new month ahead.

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  15. Ruma, a really super series and a nice video too. Ik wish jou a goed week and warm greetings of Holland, Dietmut

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  16. Tão lindo!!!
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    彡♪♫°¸.•♫°`

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  17. Wwonderful landscape! I love the colours and the first photo!
    I wish you a nice week!: )
    Anita

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  18. I couldn't decide whether I wanted to smile or feel sad as I looked at the photos, the calligraphy and the poetry. Autumn - when things start ending - always makes me feel like that. Thank you for yet another stunning post.

    PS: I love the higanbana in the video, and ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 finally made me laugh and forget about my sadness. :)

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  19. Parabéns pela beleza das imagens.

    Abraços e uma feliz semana.

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  20. Kauniita kuvia. Mukavaa viikkoa sinulle:)

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  21. Wunderschöne Aufnahmen einer tollen Landschaft...

    Servus
    CL

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  22. Hello Ruma!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic, I´m nostalgic when I look these photos. The colours, the sun... uhmmmmmmm!!!! Really nice!!!! Kisses and hugs from Spain.

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  23. The golden stubble field gave me a feeling of great nostalgia. And the etymology of "kure" makes me rethink about the ending...Thank you very much for these thoughtful images.

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  24. Qué paisajes tan bonitos y qué luz tan maravillosa!!!

    Abrazos!!!!

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  25. ”暮”のイメージにぴったりの素晴らしい風景ですね。特に三番目の写真が好きです。
    Green Tomato

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  26. とてもきれいな棚田ですね。人々の努力が感じられます。蕪村の句が似合ってます。案山子達もユーモラスでよく考えられていて、おもしろいです。

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  27. There is a cycle spirally going forth in a day, a week, a year, and in our life. I’m always moved by the richness and ripeness before the onslaught of winter. Life continues repeating one end and another beginning. Thanks for this post, ruma, you expressed on behalf of us what many Japanese have in mind about rice farming.

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  28. So wonderful pictures and colours!
    Have a good time,
    hugs Crissi

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  29. Hi ruma,

    I loved the pictures and your thoughts!

    Have a great day!

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  30. Una maravilla de paisajes y unas fotos espectaculares. Enhorabuena.

    un abrazo

    fus

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  31. La belleza está en las imágenes, en las formas, los colores, las simetrías, todo reunido por el amor y el respeto hacia la naturaleza.
    Un regalo visual precioso, Ruma!
    Un abrazo.

    Beauty is in the images, shapes, colors, symmetry, all united by love and respect for nature.
    A lovely visual treat, Ruma!
    A hug.

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  32. una maravilla de imágenes, todas ellas espectaculares.
    Saludos Ruma

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  33. The Japanese landscapes are truly original and unique. Some views are realizable only in the Greatest Empire of the Rising Sun (大日本帝国)
    All the best!

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  34. Bellissimo video, complimenti!! buona giornata...ciao

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  35. I think almost everything in Japan is based on rice because rice is our soul food. Without rice, we would have been different. In the third photo, the paddy fields after harvest are shining in sunset. How divine they are! Ruma, I have never seen any photos which depict about rice more eloquently than these photos. Japan herself! Thanks a lot for showing these photos.
    keiko

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  36. Your pictures are so beautiful give me joy and peace. There's all the miracle of nature and of a new season. I wish you a nice time, Thank you Ruma

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  37. Salut Ruma,
    Aristote a dit : « Le spectacle de la nature est toujours beau. » vos photos le prouvent!!!!!
    Amitiés.Celeste

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  38. A wonderful video and shots. The change of season is always an opportunity for reflection.

    A big hug

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  39. R- I love how you have captured the golden and rust colour of the setting sun on the earth a rice stacks. The Kanzi script almost appears like a sun setting over a mountain. Thanks for sharing. B

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  40. Wonderful pictures and nice video: very funny dummies, think they are scarecrows!
    Have a nice day! Renata from Italy.

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  41. Your photos and comments are holy. Beautiful and holy.

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  42. 奈良にも「日本の棚田100選」に選ばれた場所があります。伝統の土地を守り、作物を育て、景観を引き継いでいく人々の努力と愛着の念を尊いと思い、感謝の気持ちを引き起こす光景です。

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  43. Wonderful wonderful my dear Friend!

    Your images! love!

    GOD bless you and your Family

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  44. Beautiful photos... I enjoy your site very much.

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  45. Pięknie u Ciebie na jesieni.
    Moja córka w dniu Twojego postu odleciała do Tokio. Przez rok będzie doskonaliła język japoński.
    Pozdrawiam.

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  46. Your timeless landscapes match your timeless words! Beautiful, as always!

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  47. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog and know about Japan! Beautiful images... inspired words...a charming view...
    Hugs!

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  48. ruma, sus fotografías y vídeos son una gran belleza para contemplar.
    Mire... mi blog cumple 3 años y mi libro se publica en España. Os dejo más noticias.
    Con ternura le dejo un beso
    Sor.Cecilia

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  49. Your photoes are so lovely! Japan is a beautiful place. Have a nice autumn! Regards, Marit

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  50. A show of photos! It is a pleasure to visit
    this wonderful space! Bela harvest. health

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  51. Wonderful pictures Runa with beautiful light!!!

    Greetings ,Essi

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  52. Your shots are very interesting I like landscapes and colors. Have a nice life.
    A big hug from Italy.
    Erika
    *-*

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  53. Through these wonderful photos I am able to hear the land soft voice speaking to me. Yes be greatful for what food the land gives us and to wake another day to see it's wonderful beauty.

    peace and good health to you Ruma

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  54. The last shot is stunning. Watching those 3 pictures, i wonder what the smell is, with so much greenery.

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  55. Estupendas las fotos que nos has dejado. Como siempre un placer pasar por tu casa.

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  56. Konnichiwa, Ruma!

    Stunning photos of a fantastic scenery! Love your shots!

    Kind regards,

    Irén

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  57. Truly poetic and beautiful. What a wonderful nature!
    Best regards from Norway

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  58. I love to see your pictures. They are so full of peace and joy and wisdom.

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  59. Hola Ruma, es todo un placer volver por tu rincón y contemplar estas preciosas fotografías y bellos lugares. Gracias por acercarnos esta Cultura y Caligrafía.
    Espero te vaya todo bien. Un cordial saludo.
    Ramón

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  60. Hello Ruma !
    Your first photo is really very beautiful. Thanks for the video.
    Japan is a nice country.

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  61. I like 3rd photo. I don't know what it is but I like it. :) Nice light.
    Magic!


    regards

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  62. Beautiful, beautiful photographs of a beautiful landscape.

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  63. Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil

    ♪♫°✿°`╮

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  64. Maravillosas fotografías !!!! Esos cultivos en terrazas, donde no se desperdicia ni un centímetro de tierra.
    Un beso desde Argentina

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  65. Panorami stupende, fotografie bellissime, complimenti...ciao

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  66. labai grazios nuotraukos! linkejimai is Lt

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  67. Muito lindo suas fotografias.
    sempre me comove.
    Depois de dias ausente vim ve-la.
    meu abraço

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  68. Wonderful words - Samsara. It never stops... The circle of life have no end...Wonderful photos!!!

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  69. Beautiful report! Fantastic shots!

    Warm hugs and love from Brasil.

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  70. ♪彡♪♫°¸.•♫°`

    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ♪♫♫°✿°`╮

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  71. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your wishes that I return you.

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  72. Ruma Very admirable these pictures is a pleasure going through your blog happy weekend
    Greetings from Creativity and imagination photos of José Ramón

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  73. Thanks for your kind message on my blog, your poem fell into my heart, blessing my soul with its light.

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  74. Muchas gracias ruma, por pasar por mi casa-
    Con ternura le dejo un beso
    Sor.Cecilia

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  75. Parfois, l'homme, dans sa folie des grandeurs perd son humanité. Souvent, l'homme cultive la terre et il exprime son humanité positive à son égard. Alors, le geste du paysan devient œuvre d'art, malgré lui. Porteur d'un trésor,l'inconscient collectif, il nous montre le chemin de la raison et prépare l'avenir. Saurons- nous préserver ces derniers paysans ? Je le souhaite car il nous préparent les paysages de l'avenir.
    Avec mon amitié et mon respect pour ton travail de photographe, exceptionnel.

    Roger

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  76. j'aime bien l'ambiance de ces paysages

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  77. Beautiful photos of the rice crop. Created to feed man. Thanks for sharing such beauty.
    I wish you a good Sunday.
    a hug

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  78. such a beautiful post
    your photography
    what you share with us
    the poetry
    the peace and beauty
    thank you ~

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  79. Splendid! I really like these photos.
    It is worth a visit too ... step by
    step ... Greetings

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  80. Nice blog and with many great pictures!

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  81. New follower here ^_^! Your blog make me dream!!!With it I can see fantastic places,learn about japanese culture and admire beautiful photos.I'm so glad I found you.I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  82. Beautiful shots and video. Greetings from Norway.

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  83. Ruma thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.
    I do not travel that I have the opportunity to see
    your country and its traditions.
    Happy new days.
    Ciao
    Loretta

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  84. It always makes me feel serene and at peace when I pay you a visit. Less than a month and my five month
    stay in Jaipur will be over. I fly home to San Francisco Nov 16th...probably home for six months this time
    to welcome my first grandchild...but I hope I can return to India. Love and peace, my friend.

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  85. · Amazing landscapes.

    · regards

    CR· & ·LMA
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  86. You certainly have an eye for catching the light, colours and shapes!
    Brilliant photography!
    Congratulations!

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  87. º°♪♫♫
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    °º♪ Brasil ♫♫♫

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  88. Hello dear Ruma, so peaceful landscape, it's moving me. Have a nice day, this scented bouquet is for you.

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  89. Bonjour Ruma, toujours de magnifiques photos pour enchanter notre regard et nous faire rêver de voyages . Merci !

    Une belle fin de semaine :)

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  90. your crast is wonderful! wishes as

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  91. Beautiful !!!
    Bizzz Laure
    http://ptitesphotosdelolo.blogspot.fr/

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  92. The mother land of Yamato is wonderfully magical! I'm in love with Japan. Your photographs are stunning and most beautiful!
    best regards
    karumina

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  93. Gorgeous colours, gorgeous shots! Thank you, this is so enjoyable!

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  94. The Japanese landscapes are truly unique and beautiful. It's a pleasure to see your photographs, Ruma. A wonderful visual treat...as always!

    Greetings from Germany,
    Gaby

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  95. Such wonderful sceneries!
    Thanks Ruma!

    ***
    Hugs****

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  96. ¡Qué preciosos paisajes! Felicitaciones Ruma, y gracias por regalarnos estas maravillas a través de las fotografías. Un abrazo cordial.

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  97. Kiva kuva, tuli mieleen suomalaiset kuhilaat..

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  98. Bonitas fotos, obrigado por nos fazer chegar!

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  99. ♡¸.•°
    Olá, amiga!
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil

    ✿ °•.¸♡¸.•°✿

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  100. I've never been in Japan. There is wonderfully :)
    Greetings from Poland, Ela

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