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Thursday, November 1, 2012

God blessings to you with " Celebration " Japanese calligraphy




The holy place, the Shinto shrine and ceremony.
   Since the mythical times, Japanese God, the Emperor protected the nation.

    Our veneration is dedicated. All is cleansed here.






"Seven-Five-Three (Shichi-Go-San) " is an annual event of the children.
In most cases, they wear a luxurious kimono.

The hair ornament is lovely.






The love is eternity.
Warmth of the hand, the smile are so, too.

Yes, anyone feels them close.




    名月を  取つてくれろと  泣く子かな
     小林一茶 (1763 - 1827)
   

    the beautiful moon  please take it  child have cried  
     Kobayashi Issa (1763 - 1827)








   "祝" (shuku, or iwau). It is translated as celebrate, congratulate, blessing, etc.

   This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script.

   Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
    示 (show) + 口 (mouth) + 儿 (kneel)

   The person who serve God.
   To tell joy to God.

   Children are holy.
   Or they may be messengers of God.









   This movie records processes from preparations to prayer.

   God bless you and yours.







93 comments:

  1. Magníficas las fotografías. Acervo cultural reflejado en ellas espléndido. Se agradece mucho la exquisita información dada.
    Abrazos.

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  2. Konnichiwa Ruma,
    The video has touched me very much! It's beautiful, children, kimonos, tradition ...
    Congratulations!
    karumina

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  3. Lovely children, looking so adroable in the kimono.
    Peace be upon you, too, ruma-san!

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  4. Beautiful pictures, Ruma! Japanese kimonos are so pretty. Hope you have a nice day!

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  5. Oh wie wunderschön mein lieber Freund Ruma. Treffende Worte und wunderbare Fotos. Danke...

    Herzlichst und alles Liebe aus der Schweiz

    Dein Freund Hans-Peter

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  6. Hi Ruma..another fine blog
    with beautyfull pictures...

    grtz Nieske

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  7. Wonderful photos and colors!
    Cinzia

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  8. Me encantó todo ese respeto y esa tranquilidad que irradian en su preparación. Maravillosas las fotografías y vídeo. Saludos y gracias por dar a conocer tu cultura.!~~

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  9. How much sweetness in the video!
    I had two Japanese children as playmates for my daughter many years ago, Haruki and Hana.
    Thank you for bring in my sweet memories of Japan!
    God bless you and yours , Dear Ruma!

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  10. Te pewno jest wielkie przeżycie dla dzieci. Wspaniałe zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
    This is certainly a great experience for the kids. Great pictures. Yours.

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  11. Maravillosas imágenes y una buena tradición que me imagino que tiene que ser todo un gran placer para estos niños.
    Un abrazo

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  12. Lovely photos, as always :-) I do love the kimonos the kids wear, they are so beutiful.

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  13. Magnifique reportage photo !!!
    Bizzz Laure
    http://ptitesphotosdelolo.blogspot.fr/

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  14. Wonderful where alike is possible, and happening.

    May time please treat these young lifes kind.

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  15. Beautiful clothes!
    Interesting pictures!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  16. Hello Ruma! Thank you for the beautiful post. The children are beautiful in their traditional clothes.

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  17. Hello from Montreal, Canada. You have a beautiful blog...great post!

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  18. I love Issa's haiku (maybe more than Basho's), and that video made me cry! Thanks for a lovely post!

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  19. Belíssimas fotos.
    Tenha um lindo dia!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    ¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮

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  20. Thanks for sharing this. Brings me quiet and nice memories.

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  21. this is marvellous Ruma !!! Warm greetings of the Netherlands, Dietmut

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  22. Ruma - thanks for the beautiful images of the celebration. I thought the kanzi script was almost like a couple of the children walking to the shrine. Go well. B

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  23. Children are holy. Nice word, I think so. I also took my children with lovely kimono to a shrine for Shichi-go-san long ago. I remember it quietly.

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  24. Beautiful photos as always.
    You captured the beauty of the children brilliantly.

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  25. You always bring the beauty of the youre world.The childrens are beautiful but when they prepare for the first pray they has something special in the eyes.

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  26. Ruma, your photos are great and the movie you added also. Thank you for sharing the beauties of your world!

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  27. Tank you very much, I respect you, your photos and your people :)

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  28. j'aime bien la tenue de la jeune fille

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  29. Bonitas fotografías llenas de detalles. Gracias Ruma por acercarnos estas tradiciones, es un placer conocerlas; así como tu bella caligrafía. Un cordial saludo.
    Ramón

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  30. Such happiness passed down through the generations. The joy on the parents and grandparent's faces. Beautiful.

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  31. Magnificent, peaceful photos!
    Have a nice week-end, dear Ruma!
    From Romania - Melly

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  32. Your views, Your aphorisms, Your views...
    Anything is a greatest lesson of life for all of us...

    Best wishes!

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  33. Noblesse des formes de ce temple qui invite au respect, à la méditation, à la prière, beauté des vêtement traditionnels portés par des enfants sur le chemin de la prière, tout porte à aimer ton pays.
    Ces photos sont tout à ton honneur, et remplis d’humanité.
    Amicalement.

    Roger

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  34. So beautiful and peaceful temple, and children are the all holy... Hugs.

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  35. 生まれてから、幾度と通過する儀式。子供たちの健やかな成長と幸せな未来を祈らずにはおられません。ビデオのハッピーなご兄妹に、何年か後にまた会いたいです。

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  36. · What a beautiful temple. Great photos too.

    · I wish you all the best.

    CR· & ·LMA
    ________________________________
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  37. Es bonito que los niños conozcan las tradiciones del lugar que les vio nacer...

    Abrazos

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  38. Many thanks for this post, Ruma.

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  39. what a amazing pictures!!
    all the best !!

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  40. Ruma-san, I always come with joy to your site, knowing I will leave filled with such happiness -
    and you never disappoint me. Your temples are beautiful - and the children, kimono-clad, even more
    so. The hope of the world is in our children. My prayer is that they do not repeat our mistakes.
    y
    My five months in India is at an India. I fly home at 1AM on the 16th...six months and, hopefully, I
    will come back to India then. It is a healing place for this senior citizen. My first grandchild arrives
    around the end of April!!!

    Love and peace to you, my friend.

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  41. Gorgeous shots. In 2005 I visited a Shinto shrine at Shibuya in Tokyo. I liked it very much.
    Cheers. Erika from Italy.

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  42. Tout cela est magnifique Ruma, merci :-)
    Bizzz, Lolo
    http://ptitesphotosdelolo.blogspot.fr/

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  43. RUMA, es una entrada preciosa, de tradición y respeto
    hacia valores que se interpretan universales

    un abrazo y feliz fin de semana
    gracias por tu huella

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  44. Hola Ruma!. Fantásticas fotografías. Muchas gracias por mostrarnos la cultura japonesa. Te sigo. Un saludo desde España :)

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  45. Hi Ruma, thanks for sharing those wonderful photos!
    Greetings from Tuscany, Italy
    Mila :)

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  46. Your photos always tell a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures.

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  47. thank you for sharing this lovely place
    these wonderful ways
    how you cherish the beauty of a child and the moon

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  48. Beautiful and amazaing place look awesomw!! gloria
    Blessing to you Ruma!!

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  49. Hi Ruma, this is a lovely post! Beautiful photos!

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  50. namaste, i am from india

    interesting post..

    beautiful photos....

    thanks

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  51. It's really nice, thank you!
    Cheers.
    HD

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  52. Hi Ruma!
    GREAT POST!!!!!!!!!
    hAVE A NICE WEEK!!!!!!!!!!

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  53. Those little girls are so cute in their formal kimono... Thanks for sharing so much beauty from your country

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  54. hey!! great blog and post!!
    thank you so much for your lovely comment in my blog!!
    http://citygirltoday.blogspot.com

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  55. Preciosas fotografias de un mundo maravilloso.

    Saludos.-

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  56. Un gran descubrimiento su blog. Preciosas fotos!!!
    Saludos y un placer.)

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  57. ¡Wow! Your blog is really beautiful! Thank you for your visit, and make me to know you so.
    Greetings!

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  58. Great post! :)
    Would you like to follow each other?!

    http://www.facebook.com/estilohedonico
    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  59. Todo un reportaje estupendo el que nos muestras con unas fotos preciosas, asi que bendiciones tambien para ti.
    Un Saludo.
    Un Mundo por Descubrir

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  60. Oi Ruma
    Muito bonita a preparação para a cerimonia com as crianças.
    Passo para reve-la e deixar um abraço

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  61. love knowing about Japanese Culture!
    From ancient times come values that grow in the heart of the children!
    They are like flowers and must receive water and soil in perfect ways... Beautiful... very beautiful...
    Love and friendship, my dear Ruma!

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  62. Fantastic!
    Tradition and spirituality, the treasures of the humanity.
    Have a good, blessed day!

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  63. Bonsoir Ruma,
    Comme tu les sais, j'ai l'habitude de rendre hommage aux personnes que j'estime ou que j'aime pour ce qu'elles sont, pour leurs qualités humaines, artistiques. Je t'ai ajoutée très amicalement à cette liste cette semaine en te dédicaçant une œuvre que tu découvriras sur LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS.
    Je te souhaite une belle soirée;
    Je te salue bien amicalement
    Roger

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  64. Good morning.

    Your blog is very nice.

    God bless you.

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  65. Hello Ruma!
    Your shots are fabulous as always and the information about your culture is very interesting as usual.
    Sorry for my long absence! Hope you are doing well.

    ***
    Have a wonderful weekend****

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  66. ¸.•°✿⊱╮

    Bom fim de semana, amiga!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil.
    ¸.•°✿⊱╮
    ✿ °•.¸

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  67. Love, as calligraphy, needs patience: one must stop before writing, so that the ideas are clear in our minds, and only when the idea is ready you can let it flow through your arm, just then the stroke grows full of meaning and emotion. Rituals are important in childhood not just because it teaches us how to behave, but also because it helps to understand the intimacy of the values which accompany us all our lives. Only with these values we'll be able to make a better world.

    In this rainy autumn morning I wish you have a happy weekend.

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  68. Hello Ruma,

    The video is beautiful. Children are a sweetheart.
    The tradition is wealth.
    Loved your posting.
    Great week.


    Olá Ruma,
    o vídeo é muito bonito. As crianças são encantadoras.
    A tradição é uma riqueza.
    Adorei sua postagem.

    Ótima semana.

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  69. Regards Ruma. First, I must say that you have a wonderful country. So much history and so much culture have a recognition of me as such. It was great visiting your space as I traveled across my screen for a wonderful world thanks to your great photographs. A hug and many thanks for your visit in my blog. With your permission, I will visit you more often.

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  70. La belleza habita en tus maravillosas fotografías, gracias a ellas y a tus comentarios voy conociendo bellos lugares, paisajes y costumbres de tu país.


    Un cálido abrazo

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  71. One of the things I love in this country’s custom is to celebrate the special passage of life starting with “omiyamairi” for about 30-days baby. On Shichi-go-san, to see childrens dressed in kimono or suit and tie is pleasant . The warmth of the holding hands will be ingrained in children’s heart all their life.

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  72. Le tue fotografie sono come sempre fantastiche, complimenti!! una felice giornata a te....ciao

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  73. Tu estilo de hacer fotografias gusta por el colorido y por ser de diferentes formas
    Saludos

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  74. Uma postagem divinal, maravilhosa, um encanto! Fotos e informação adicional excelente!

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  75. Ruma always gets interesting photos Greetings from Creativity and imagination photos of José Ramón

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  76. Te agradezco tus comentários a mis fantasias,espero verte otra vez por mi blog.
    Saludos

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  77. Excelentes fotografías!
    Abrazos miles desde Uruguay!

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  78. Great celebration. God bless you, dear Ruma.

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  79. Whenever I see the ceremony like this, I remember how deep and high the love of parents is. Even though Japan changes rapidly, I am sure the ceremonies to pray for health and happiness of the children will be past down from generation to generation for ever. Stunning photos!!

    keiko

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  80. LINDA CEREMONIA LINDAS FOTOS Y PRECIOSOS PAISAJES QUE NOS MARAVILLAN LA VISTA Y EL ALMA,ABRAZOS HUGS,HUGS.

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  81. Good evening Ruma.
    Once you visited my space, and I answered right there, I didn’t know about your blog.
    Now I’m here, I enjoy the photos and reading your profound words, thank you very much for this lovely space.
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Cain regards
    Ambar

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  82. Pourquoi le monsieur n'est-il pas en habit traditionnel ? car il existe n'est ce pas ?

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  83. The children are so beautifully dressed. I like those kimonos.

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