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Saturday, March 23, 2013

The cherry blossoms are starting to bloom with " Birth " Japanese calligraphy






Flowering cherry is very early this year.
Severe cold was already forgotten.

Four Seasons always come around.







SAKURA is Japanese view of life and death itself.
Short life. Ephemeral fate.

We are reminded them every year from the ancient times.






Joy to born. Sorrow to gone.
Both are tied.

Ironically they will create comedy and tragedy, mixing or even reversing.



    今年より  春知りそむる  桜花
      散ると言ふことは  ならはざらなむ

        紀貫之 (872 – 945)   古今和歌集 (醍醐天皇 編)


    in this year known spring for the first time  Cherry Blossoms SAKURA
       I want to say   that NOT learning to fall

        Ki no Tsurayuki (872 – 945)   Kokin Wakashū (compiled by Emperor Daigo)






    "生" (shō, or sei). It is translated as life, living, lifetime, birth, etc.

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

    Etymology : hieroglyph
    Form that grows out of the grass


     いま桜  咲きぬと見えて  うす曇り
        春にかすめる  世の気色かな

          読人知らず   新古今和歌集 (後鳥羽上皇 編)


     Now Cherry Blossoms  signs as blooming    slightly overcast sky
        Spring is hazy  views of the world     

          unknown     Shin Kokin Wakashū (compiled by the retired emperor Go-Toba)





  Kyoto has a lot of noted places of the cherry tree.
  The history might polish them.

  Taking more than 1,000 years.


      ゆかん人 来ん人しのべ 春がすみ
         立田の山の  はつ桜花

            西行法師 (1118 – 1190)   新古今和歌集 (後鳥羽上皇 編)
   
      Those who have gone  or coming, please remember  Spring haze
         Tatsuta mountains  first cherry blossoms

            Saigyō (1118 – 1190)  Shin Kokin Wakashū (compiled by the retired emperor Go-Toba)



65 comments:

  1. Dear friend.What magic life is.It is so big my mind is not enough to think about itAll i can do is enjoy every breath of it..Like your beautiful Cherry flowers that now springs out in Japan.That is a promise.Spring is here once again.Good or bad.Life continues agree?nature always do.
    Thanx for nice post.Wish you a great holiday.
    Yours sincerly blog friend Anita

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  2. Wonderful cherries, I'm longing for such flowers. In us for a long time is winter, frost and snow, unlike with you, I greet warmly, waiting for spring with longing

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  3. Precioso trabajo sobre la primavera japonesa. Una hermosura.
    Como siempre, un trabajo maravilloso.
    Un abrazo.

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  4. Magnifique, merci de partager ce miracle de la nature avec ces arbres en fleur , et félicitations pour cette présentation spectaculaire !

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  5. Cherry Blossom so beautiful! We have to wait!
    Best regards, have a nice weekend
    Crissi

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  6. Thanks again! Always beauty!

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  7. Lovely! And here in Sweden vinter seems to stay forever. Still snow, still cold weather. Extremely cold to be in the end of march. Your pictures are a comfort! :-)

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  8. Dziękuję za cudowny spacer wśród kwitnących drzew, tym bardziej, ze u nas jeszcze zima. Pozdrawiam.
    Thank you for a lovely walk among the blooming trees, especially with winter still with us. Yours.

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  9. Beautiful flowers! Your cherry flowers are amazing. Here it is still winter, and it is freezing cold every night. Your flowers comfort me.

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  10. Everything so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Warm hugs!

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  11. Ruma the blossom is soooo beautiful. We are waiting of the spring and the blossom in Holland. It's to cold for this time in Holland. I enjoy your blossom. Warm greetings en pretty weekend, Dietmut

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  12. QUE MARAVILHOSA CALIGRAFIA A DA NATUREZA !

    ABRAÇO.

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  13. Por aquí también andamos atrasados con la naturaleza, pero en dos días todo florece y se pone maravillosamente bonito, un abrazo

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  14. Absolutely fascinating cherry blossom, moving me!

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  15. The blossoms are beautiful this year. Love the calligraphy. Good to see you.

    Greetings from New York City,
    Barbara

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  16. HOLA !!!! PASO POR AQUI, PARA DARLE A USTED UN SALUDO, Y PARA DECIRLE, QUE ESTOS ARBOLES SON UNA PRECIOSIDAD.... O NO SE SI SERA, QUE ME ENCANTA TODO LO RELACIONADO CON SU PAIS. ME ALEGRO DE SALUDARLE.

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  17. Hello Ruma.
    Beautiful images of cherry blossoms, the life circle come with the spring.
    The coming to this world, bring happiness, no so much the time to go.
    Flowers here are blooming slow the weather still very could and rains a lot, wonderful video.
    Thank you.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Love Ambar

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  18. Florile de cires fac ca lumea sa fie impartita in voi si noi.:)
    Puritatea lorva caracterizeaza ca popor!
    Ma inclin in fata acestor flori,in fata acestui popor!

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  19. Thanks again ruma, for sharing all this beauty.
    Each year the miracle of life is renewed in the spring.
    Have a good weekend.
    a hug.

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  20. Bellas imágenes las que nos regalas de los cerezos en flor, son fascinantes.
    Precioso vídeo. Me encanta la cultura de tu país.
    Gracias Ruma.

    Un cálido abrazo desde España.

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  21. Your blog is always a feast for the eye, Ruma! I remember the sakura from last year, in Kyoto!

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  22. Beautifull sakura blossom time. I hope it lasts until may.

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  23. It is realli "Spring" only when Roma-san shows to us the magical sakura! :-)

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  24. Cherry trees are amazing.
    (we have yet snow :(

    Have a wonderful springtime.
    orvokki

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  25. いいなぁ~、仙台は、まだです!

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  26. Fotografías llenas de belleza y "Vida". Feliz Primavera Ruma, que todo te vaya bien.
    Cordial saludo desde España.
    Ramón

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  27. C'est beau... et ça fait du bien, là, juste au fond du coeur...
    Tout ce printemps qui palpite...
    Merci...
    Belle journée...

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  28. Dear Ruma, Thank you for sharing this beautiful time of year from your world. I should love to visit Kyoto someday and this would have to be the time of year to do so. The seasons do come and go as they please . . . I would have to hope for the right timing. I hope the cold will not return for you and these ephemeral blossoms until the next winter. Peace Carol

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  29. These are fabulous captures! I wish I had come to Japan during the cherry blossom. Maybe next time I will be lucky to witness such scenes where nature is showing off its beauty! Your posts are always written with so much love and care. Have a lovely weekend Ruma :)

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  30. Olá Ruma,
    mais uma vez vejo a beleza e sinto a paz em seu blog! As fotos são lindas e muito técnicas.
    Um ótimo fim de semana para você!

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  31. Thanks, this cherry blossom are the essence of spring.
    I wish you a very warm and pleasure times beside these beatiful trees.
    A big huge

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  32. If I write something - there will be only dulling superlatives. So I say - thank you for the moments!

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  33. R - the blossoms fill one with such life and hope - nature is such a nurturing parent. Go well. B

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  34. La auténtica renovación de la vida, cada año, cada primavera hay que nacer con los cerezos en flor.
    Preciosas imágenes, Ruma, tienen alegría y mucha paz.
    Un abrazo.

    The authentic renewal of life each year, each spring must be born with the cherry blossoms.
    Beautiful images, Ruma, have joy and peace.
    A hug.

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  35. Quelle joie de voir ce merveilleux printemps. Merci Ruma c'est vraiment très beau :)

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  36. Jak pięknie. W Polsce niestety leży tylko biały śnieg.

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  37. wonderfull! I like cherry!
    I wish to you a verry god saint!

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  38. As usual, that season is the best. Your landscape is full of beauty.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·


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  39. இڿڰۣ-ڰۣ—Feliz Semana.

    ♥ B E S O S ♥

    ─═☆MaRiBeL☆═─

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  40. i love that you share your blossoms each year, they are so beautiful.
    thank you~

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  41. Such beauty Ruma. Loved the film. Gave me tears of happiness.

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  42. Beautiful post, very nice pictures... spring in coming... all the best to your from Italia.
    Happy Easter !

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  43. Enjoyed your cherry blossom video and beautiful photo's. Very nice.

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  44. another season done, another season comes.... just like the tide washing up on shore and then going back out to the open seas.

    Wonderful to see the trees are in bloom.

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  45. Heart-stoppingly beautiful. I dream of being under cherry blossoms! :)

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  46. 青空から桜が咲いている様です。生命力あふれる桜のお写真だと思います。

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  47. Great photos an Calligraphy of cherry blossoms!!!!
    Your aountry is so nice!!!
    Many greetings and kisses

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  48. Dear Ruma, here is the feast of Easter. But the spring with its beautiful blooms is very late for heavy snow and heavy rains.
    How much will be expected, after much waiting, see the first flowers!

    The spring will come sooner or later. As always I admire your beautiful post and I thank you for offering, to us who live far away from Japan, so much beauty!
    Warm greetings from Italy
    Rita

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  49. Wau. Kauniita kirsikankukkia ja kiitos Ruma kaunis video :)

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  50. They are magnificent!
    In Romania we still wait the spring!
    Pleasant Sunday!

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  51. 生命力と躍動感に溢れながらも、優雅さと達観を感じる見事な桜描写ですね。感動します。生の字もいつもながら素晴らしいです!

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  52. Hello Ruma!!!!! There is a place near my town where the cherry blossoms are wonderful and it´s a touristic place. Congrtulations for your photos, they´re wonderful. Sweet kisses from the Far Spain.

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  53. I love Sakura!
    One End is another Beginning, which is another End to follow... :)

    Follow the Royal Peach

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  54. Hi Ruma!! Beautifully captured the cherry blossom and Happy Spring Season :)
    Many Greetings

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  55. Ruma,que Fotos tan lindas ,los árboles parece que hablan .Saludos

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  56. Ruma,que Fotos tan lindas ,los árboles parece que hablan .Saludos

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  57. Witaj,piękni,ciekawie i kolorowo tu u Ciebie.Jeśli pozwolisz zostanę i rozgoszczę się na dłużej,Ciebie zapraszam w wolnej chwili w odwiedziny do Dobrych Czasów.Pozdrawiam wiosennie.Jola,dodam tylko,że Twoje fotografie są fantastyczne

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  58. Ruma,is a wonderful present for all that visiting your lovely blog.

    A warm and a big hug.

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  59. Hi Ruma! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday! And guess what, I just made a blog post about cherry blossoms that started to bloom here in Finland!

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