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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The exploration of the four seasons with " Find " Japanese calligraphy






Of course the beauty of the Nature has been existed from the ancient times.
At the same time we Japanese have polished the our own aesthetics.

It may be unique thought.








To explore something to transcend mere existence.
Yes, There is infinite number of things i do not know.

It is fun to know.







The colored leaves are the special objects of cultural praise.
Many 31-syllable Japanese poems(waka) and haikus have been given to them.

When it is this season, Japanese are rediscovering the tradition in it.




      うらを見せ  おもてを見せて  散るもみぢ
         良寛  (1758–1831)

      showing the back  showing the face  maple is scattered
         Ryōkan (1758–1831)







   "見" (ken, or miru). It is translated as find, see, observe, behold, look, etc.

   This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script. 

   Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
    目 (eye) +  儿 (human)



    Something more than look is included in this words.
   We have been always trying to find the beauty in nature, even tiny.

   Pursuit of its inner beauty is a lofty consciousness.
   Something.




   奥山に 紅葉ふみわけ なく鹿の
       声きく時ぞ 秋はかなしき
          猿丸大夫 (birth uncertain about 877 - 885 ?)


   a deep mountain  through colored leaves  the deer crows
       hear the voice  sorrowful autumn day
          Sarumaru no Taifu (birth uncertain about 877 - 885 ?)





Kyoto is an ancient city.
The color seemed to have been protected in the long history, too.

Sophisticated colors exist in profound environment.




   白露の  色はひとつを  いかにして
       秋の木の葉を  ちぢに染むらむ
         藤原敏行   (birth uncertain about 901 - 907 ?)


   the white dew  despite one color  I wonder how
       autumn foliage   dyed in various
         Fujiwara no Toshiyuki  (birth uncertain about 901 - 907 ?)














84 comments:

  1. A beautiful post and the tree colours are fantastic. My compliments!

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  2. Have a nice Monday Ruma.
    It is wonderful to visit your space your pictures are lovely and your words, deep and precious, thank you.
    Cain regards.
    Ambar

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  3. Thanks, once again, from Spain.

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  4. Es toda una apología del otoño y del color. Excelente trabajo.
    Un abrazo.

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  5. Hi Ruma..

    what a great colors..
    beautyful

    grtz. Nieske

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  6. Ruma, I love Japan and its beautiful culture. Thank you so much for giving us from far away, a little bit of Nippon.

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  7. Ruma, thank you for giving those of us who are far away, a beautiful glimpse of Nippon and your beautiful culture.

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  8. Cudowne wytłumaczenie omawianego znaku. Zdjęcia i filmik wspaniały. Pozdrawiam.
    Wonderful explanation of this character. Photos and video gorgeous. Yours.

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  9. I love the red leaves, and those beautiful poems you gave us here for our reading pleasure, Ruma-San.
    Also, I think that the 'find' Kanzi is very fitting!

    Follow the Royal Peach

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  10. So lovely photoes! The colours are very beautiful. Kind regards, Marit

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  11. Wow, wunderschön mein Freund Ruma...

    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

    Hans-Peter

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  12. Qué bonito estar de nuevo aqui, Ruma, y observar esa bella naturaleza que tenéis,.

    Un abrazo,

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  13. Ciao Ruma,
    bellissime queste immagini, con dei colori veramente forti e caldi.
    Sono proprio degli scenari entusiasmanti.
    A presto e buona serata.
    ciao
    Paolo

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  14. · WoW! That is a big bang of colors!
    I'd like to enjoy those colors... in that place.

    · hugs

    ·CR· &·LMA·

    ·

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  15. Nice!!!!!!!! colours and flowerssssssss!!!! Haikus.... beatiful poems about nature... I´m calm with your photos!!!! They enjoy me. Kisses and Hugs from the Farrrrrrrr Spain!!!!

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  16. So lovely colours, warm (makes it easier to accept that winter is coming). And the letter is really beutiful also, did you do it?

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  17. Todas de uma beleza fantástica, mas destaco a de baixo !

    Parabéns !

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  18. Heips Ruma
    Your autumn is really super beautiful.
    Wish you a lovely week.
    orvokki

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  19. Autumn has so beautiful colors in Japan.
    I have seen these colors in Takayama.
    Sometimes the first snow falls when the leaves are still red or gold!
    Thanks,dear Ruma, for keeping alive the link with the Feeling of Japan!
    Rita.

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  20. I like very much colors of maple leaves. Shots and music are gorgeous.
    Have a nice life.A big hug.
    Erika from Italy.

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  21. It is a spectacular view! All seems on fire: Nature is transforming for the big silent Winter Season!
    Have a nice day, Renata (Ontanoverde) from Trieste, Italy!

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  22. Preciosas fotos otoñales, buenas tomas.
    Un saludo.

    Un Mundo por Descubrir

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  23. Qué colores tan bonitos y qué intensidad, nunca comprenderé por qué cuando era niño siempre me decían que las hojas de los árboles eran de color verde...

    Abrazos

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  24. Dear Ruma!

    Thank you so much for sharing photos from beautiful Japan! What an amazing explotion of colors! Not to mention the calligraphy - simply beautiful in itself! Also love the meaning of it :-)

    Warm greetings from Irén

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  25. Hola Ruma,
    Un maravilloso mensaje con los colores más bonitos de la naturaleza, los tonos del otoño son muy inspiradores y tus fotografías una iluminación y un punto de reflexión. Gracias por ello.
    Un abrazo.

    Hello Ruma,
    A wonderful post with the most beautiful colors of nature, autumn tones are very inspiring and your photos and lighting reflection point. Thanks.
    A hug.

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  26. I enjoyed reading your post and looking at the beautiful trees.
    Have a great day Ruma

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  27. いつもわくわくと、何かを見つけて感動する心を持ち続けたいです。「見」の語源、これも発見!でした。日本の四季、それぞれに美しいですが秋はまた格別ですね。冬に入る前だからでしょうか。

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  28. It's an interesting concept, refining nature. I'm trying to think how one would compare this to the English concept of gardening - where gardeners exert a lot of control over the land they tend while often trying, simultaneously, to give it an uncultivated look. A tension!
    * * *
    I'm gradually letting people know I've moved my blog 'Message in a Milk Bottle' to a new URL -

    http://messageinamilkbottle2.blogspot.co.uk/

    - where it is now known as M2.
    If you would like to - please do re-follow there!
    Lucy

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  29. Oui, bien sûr, la Nature existait dans les temps anciens. Mais ce qui est unique c'est ce que chaque être ressent aujourd'hui devant cette nature, car cette rencontre le rende meilleur. C'est pourquoi, tu as raison de nous la montrer.
    Peace ans d love.

    Roger

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  30. ...toda una belleza! Fotografías para recrear la vista; preciosas tonalidades.
    Siempre es un placer pasar por tu blog y aprender algo mas de la interesante Cultura y Caligrafía Japonesa.
    Un cordial saludo.
    Ramón

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  31. serenity in the beauty of the colors.

    peace and joy dear Ruma

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  32. Momijis are so very uniques, Ruma... Thank you so much for sharing all this beauty with us. I like the way you explain your traditions through calligraphy.

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  33. I wish I could look at autumn colours throughout the year. Oh well. I can come back to your post and look at your beautiful photos throughout the year! :)

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  34. What beautiful colors. And I completely agree that inner beauty is so much more important than outer fake beauty. Kyoto is so beautiful, it was a pleasure to be there :)
    Have a lovely weekend Ruma :)

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  35. 露のひとつひとつが葉の色を染め分けるという発想は新鮮で、表現は古典的ですが今も少しも古さを感じません。深まる秋の色、彩、ありがとうございます。

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  36. Hello Ruma, wonderful colours. Light and peace for you and your loved ones.
    Your post inspires me.

    If you want to discover love in your being,
    first observes the birth of flowers on the stones,
    the birth of the butterfly in its cocoon so limited ...
    Watch the sun rising and illuminating just what was only darkness ...

    If you want to know love,
    watch the graceful movement of winds
    among the flowers and see the seeds being released
    for other soils, turning them gently, unhurriedly ...
    Notes the generosity with which nature takes hold of you,
    showing their moves with the importance
    of you feel as you feel it.

    If you want to feel love,
    look at your brothers with the provision of, without trial, to see them as they are ...
    Look at yourself and accept what comes from your heart,
    Bathing your confidence and be light ...

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  37. La calidad de esas fotografias,junto con su colorido,nos muestra el amor de ese pueblo por la naturaleza.
    Unfuerte abrazo

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  38. Córka mi dzisiaj mówiła, że te czerwone klony zachowują swoją barwę do wiosny.
    Przepiękne zdjęcia.

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  39. i love how the Japanese culture honors nature so beautifully.

    thank you for these gorgeous photographs and thoughts.

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  40. Hola, que pases un lindo fin de semana, un gusto visitar tu lindo blog, te invito cordialmente a que visites el Blog de Boris Estebitan y leas un escrito mio titulado “El corazón extraviado”, saludos :)

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  41. Momiji is famous and this ethetic has been well polished. that is beautifull.

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  42. Lovely blog you have here. I saw you at Juan Fuentes "Fantasias"...
    I'm glad I found your blog!
    BlueShell

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  43. ♫♫° ·.

    Amiga, adorei a primeira foto... lindíssima!!!!!!
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    ✿ ¸.•°✿⊱╮

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  44. Very interesting this very emotional and always a pleasure to go through your blog happy weekend.
    Greetings from Spain

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  45. Wonderful, dar ruma! I am speechless after seeing the little video on your post! I was able to recognise so many places I have seen during sakura time in Kyoto, this year. Momiji is also a great time, it makes me want to see Kyoto again!

    Thank you for teaching us so many things about the beauty of this world!

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  46. 以来間、私はここにあった。
    あなたの作品は、より美しくなってきている!

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  47. 京都の秋は風情がありますね。特に今年の紅葉はきれいだとか。内にある美、真実の美がわかるように努力したいものです。

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  48. I so enjoy your images!

    Come celebrate December with my Countdown to Kitschmas

    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2012/12/countdown-to-kitschmas-day-1-let.html

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  49. RUMA, THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SERIES, i LOVE THIS. GREETINGS DIETMUT

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  50. What a wonderful post. The photos and poems are just beautiful, Ruma. Thank you so much for sharing all this with us.

    Happy December to you...

    Greetings from Germany,
    Gaby

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  51. やっぱり、いいね、日本の秋!
    素敵な写真です。

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  52. oi Ruma
    Uma explosão de cores maravilhosa!
    As mensagens incríveis! adorei seu post,
    Parabéns
    eixo meu abraço

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  53. 良寛さんの歌は、彼の「散る桜 残る桜も 散る桜」も同時に想い起こされます。四季を通じて日本っていいなぁと思います。特に去りゆく最後の時はひときわ美しい。いつも感動をありがとうございます。

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  54. Hello Ruma, a beautiful song :)

    Si lo deseas puedes pasarte por felicidadenlavida

    Regards,
    Francisco M.

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  55. Kaunista, kaunis Japani. Kiitos Ruma, terveisiä suomesta:)

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  56. Amigo Ruma.Observo que en tu pais aman a la naturaleza y los colores que ella nos ofrece.
    Quizas el estilo de hacer fotografia en Europa sea muy diferente a tu pais,pero si tu amas ese arte,siempre quedará satisfecho.
    Un fuerte abrazo
    Juan
    Te agradezco tus comentários a mi fotogtrafia.

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  57. ✿✿°•.¸

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

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  58. Hello again, ruma-san. 今年の紅葉は美しいでしたね。写真の紅葉もrumaさんの情熱、命の炎とシンクロしてひときわ妖艶で美しいです。遠出しなくてもこのような風景に恵まれていること、その感動を見ていない人にも伝えられること、日本に住んでいてよかったなと思います。いつも暖かい励ましのコメントありがとうございます。寒さも厳しい折、お体ご自愛くださいね。よい年をお迎えください。

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  59. Thank you for visiting . I appreciated.
    Love your blog!
    xoxo
    BShell

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  60. HOLA RUMA !!!!! EN CUANTO HE VISTO QUE ME HAS HECHO UNA VISITA,Y ME HAS DEJADO TU AMABLE COMENTARIO, NO HE PODIDO ESPERAR MAS..... ENSEGUIDA, HE VENIDO A TU BLOG. Y ES QUE SOY UNA ENAMORADA DE TU TIERRA, SIN CONOCERLA. ( QUE YA ME GUSTARIA....) ENAMORADA DEL PAISAJE, DE LA SERIE DE DIBUJOS ANIMADOS SAKURA, DEL SUMO ( CON ESO PIERDO EL SENTIDO.... ), Y KOKESHIS, Y DE TODO LO RELACIONADO CON TU PAIS....
    ASI, QUE AQUI TIENES A UNA SEGUIDORA FIEL....
    ME CONFORMARE CON VERLO A TRAVES DE TU PRECIOSO BLOG. Y SI ME LO PERMITES, TE MANDO MUCHOS BESOS DESDE CADIZ, ESPAÑA.

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  61. Córka mi wczoraj napisała, że było u Was trzęsienie ziemi. Mam nadzieję, że Tobie ani nikomu z Twojej rodziny nic się nie stało.
    Pozdrawiam.

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  62. Invitación
    Yo soy brasileño, y tengo un blog, muy simple.
    Estoy lhe invitando a visitar-me, y se posible, seguimos juntos por ellos.
    Fuerza, Alegría y Amizad.
    Ven acá, y deja un comentário, para YO, seguí en su blog con facilidad.

    Yo, estoy te seguyendo.
    Abrazos, del Brazil.

    www.josemariacosta.com



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  63. No matter the season, Japan is so filled with beauty - and you always capture it so well. I love that you share it with us.
    The video and the music are wonderful.

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  64. Sus imágenes y texto siempre extremadamente delicados, Sr. Ruma

    Afectuosamente

    Isis

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  65. Your blog has always wonderful pictures and inspirating delicate toughts on the beauty of nature, embracing and warming our soul.
    Have a nice week-end! Renata (ontanoverde) Trieste, Italy

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  66. I really liked your blog, can feel a great peace... Beautiful pictures!

    Cheers from Spain.)

    Carlos.A
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  67. Soooo...Beautiful. I am from India and I love Japanese calligraphy ....it is so flowing and fluid..., and I really appreciate the way you explain what the symbols means . I enjoy incorporating the Japanese symbols in some of my drawings in meaningful ways. At the links below are two such drawing where I have incorporated what I think are Japanese characters for "Hope" and "Love".

    http://xploreandxpress.blogspot.in/2011/10/zentangle-challenge-42-hope-is.html
    http://xploreandxpress.blogspot.in/2011/09/zentangle-challenge-39.html

    Thank for your inspiring blog

    K.N.Malathi

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  68. Olá Ruma!
    Que lindo Lugar meu Amigo, seu País é mesmo muito lindo, estou
    encantado com as cores das Plantas os Jardins são maravilhosos,
    Parabens pela Postagem!
    DEUS abençoe Voce e toda a sua Familia!

    Brasilclik.

    Ruma Hello!
    What a beautiful place my friend, your country is really beautiful, I'm
    enchanted with the colors of the gardens are wonderful plants,
    Congratulations for Posting!
    God Bless You and your whole Family!

    Brasilclik.

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  69. Absolutely beautiful fall foliage in your ancient city! I hold you all in my prayers Rumi. Happiest of Holidays to you and yours. From fields of ice in Massachusetts.

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  70. Bellisimas fotografías gracias por tu visita.Un abrazo.

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  71. Really nice photos!

    Thank you for your visit and your message!

    I wish you too a Happy New Year!

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  72. Deliciosa imagens de Outono!
    As cores estão fantásticas!
    M. Emília

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