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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Time to advance me with " Lead " Japanese calligraphy


 " Far East Amur adonis " in Japanese 福寿草 (Grass of happy life) 
 This flower is a representative coming spring.

 I will feel the sun shining in the cold wind.




 How far sharp skyline?
 It will disappear all too soon.

 And all will never return, just go ahead.






梅が枝に きゐるうぐひす 春かけて  鳴けども今だ 雪は降りつつ
読人知らず   古今和歌集


branch of plum warbler is hidden spring premonition  although singing snow is falling
unknown author  Kokin Wakashū






   "導" (dō, or michibiku). It is translated as direct, guide, lead, conduct.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script. 

   Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
     道 (path) + 寸 (hand) 

This character reminds me a parent hold the child by the hand.
I feel that would have been led to something at all times.





尋 故 隠 君   

渡 水 復 渡 水  
看 花 還 看 花  
春 風 江 上 路  
不 覚 到 君 家  

高啓 (1336 - 1374)


" visit old friends "

across the water, and also across the water.
look at the flowers, and also see the flowers.
spring wind will continue through the road on the river.
I had arrived at the house before I knew

Gao Qi (1336 - 1374)


This is a hanging scroll that I wrote.
It has been calligraphy in watermark Japanese paper.





" Song of time "   sing Aoi Teshima  theme song of " Tales from Earthsea "   
Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Studio Ghibli in 2006


Her voice feel the flow of time.
Gentle sense of Japanese is expressed.





 Warmth may be riding in the palm.
 Will I notice it?

 All may not have been recognized.



結ぶうへに いやはりつめし厚氷 春のめぐみに 解けてあとなき
勝 海舟 (1823-1899)

More firmly  thick ice  spring grace  melts and without marks      
Katsu Kaishū (1823-1899)


This Tanka is the metaphor that is settled no matter how difficult.
He is the great samurai. Sublime patience is expressed.




Great difficulty might be waiting for us Japanese.
However, we will not be able to get away from it, must accept it. 

Absolutely.

56 comments:

  1. Hi, I am honored by your visit to my blogs and the beautiful comment that you wrote. Please feel free to visit again and scribble comments.
    Beautiful pictures ! I visit your blog often and enjoy the awesome pics that you post. Wonder how you capture such amazing images, thumbs up !
    Looking forward to such beautiful posts !
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  2. Gracias por tu amable visita y gentil comentario dejado en mi sitio.
    Visitar este blog , tu sitio, es pasear por un gran trozo de primavera ...bellas fotografías, macrofotografías, de bellas flores, en todo su esplendor, preludios primaverales..
    También coronado con hermoso video y bella canción de Aoi
    Escritos enmarcados preciosos que deben traducir bellos mensajes ....
    Gracias Ruma por compartir esta bella cultura de tu entorno
    Afectuoso abrazo
    Cristina

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  3. I find beauty everytime by you, thanks

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  4. De la pure poésie...
    Bon mois de février !
    Thanks for your kind visit !
    Anna

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  5. Hello!
    Your photos are great.
    I admire your artistry shooting.
    Thank you very much for your visit and always a nice comment.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings from a long, cold Polish.
    Lucia

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  6. These photos just gave me chills...thank you. Thank you for all these bright colours.

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  7. These are amazing!

    Happy weekend.

    Regina

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  8. minunate fotografii!
    o melodie ce mă face să visez frumos - deşi nu înţeleg vorbele!
    multă sănătate!
    cu drag, de la o prietenă atât de departe!

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  9. Es una entrada magnífica, muy hermosa!
    Abrazos.

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  10. Wonderful pictures and poems ! Have a nice week-end, Renata (ontanoverde) from Italy!

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  11. Oby już nadeszła wiosna, tęsknię za nią. Pięknie pokazałeś opis dzisiejszego znaku. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.
    I hope spring has arrived, I miss her. Beautifully showed a description of today's character. Yours sincerely.

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  12. Mi querida ruma, me hace feliz su visita.
    Siempre nos deja tantas cosas que admirar de su país y de su cultura, que mis letras no son nada para agradecerlo.
    Quizás algún día pueda visitar su país.
    Con ternura le dejo un beso
    Sor.Cecilia

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  13. Very, very beautiful images... I want it to be Spring again! :)

    Follow the Royal Peach

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  14. Thank you to visit in my blog Ruma. I like your comment.
    Yours pictures always are beautiful. I long for spring, but in Poland is cold and freezly.
    Ania

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  15. Flores delicadas de belleza como tu pagina, un abrazo y gracias por tu paseo.

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  16. Hello Ruma.
    Beautiful photos and very harmonious voice and that video, lovely letters of calligraphy, and thank you for your tray, of that Spanish comment.
    Have a nice weekend .
    Ambar

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  17. Maravillosas fotografías, llenas de belleza y sensibilidad,
    me encantan, la primera (la flor amarilla) es espléndida.

    Ángel

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  18. °♪♬♫º°
    Passei para uma visita.
    Essas flores são belíssimas!!!!

    °º✿♫ Bom fim de semana!
    °º✿ Beijinhos.
    º° ✿✿ ♫° ·.

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  19. HOLA AMIGO RUMA.... COMO SIEMPRE, NOS ENSEÑAS PRECIOSIDADES DE TU BELLISIMO PAIS.
    SOY UNA INCONDICIONAL DE LAS MARAVILLAS QUE TENEIS ALLI. ME ALEGRO DE SALUDARTE, SALUDOS.

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  20. Beautiful photos and wonderful symbols of spring. Viewing your photos is a great joy and an amazing experience of watching your beautiful country.
    Greetings from a cold Poland

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  21. Hi ruma. Wonderful entry. The flowers are beautiful!!
    I wish you a good weekend v.
    a hug.

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  22. Gorgeous post. I liked too much!
    Thanks for your visit in Sedimentos.

    Kisses and love.

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  23. Hi, Ruma! Everyone seems to praise the pics, They are great, no doubt, but I love the haiku - amazing! Thank you for a stop by with Book Lovers! Whenever you read something, come back to share! Happy February!

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  24. Hei Ruma. Kuvasi on uskomattoman kauniita. Ihana video ja kaunis ääni laulajalla :) Hyvää viikonloppua.

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  25. Bonjour,
    De l'île Maurice où je séjourne en ce moment je vous envoie plein de soleil et de bonnes pensées. Une très jolie publication avec ces merveilleuses photos accompagnées de jolis mots.
    Bisosu

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  26. Thank you Ruma for these precious photographies full of details and hope.
    I have liked very much your entry, very intimate friend.
    That you is OK.
    An embrace.
    Ramon

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  27. The plum flowers are beautifu! I like the expression "road on the river" from that poem.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  28. Bonjour de France
    Tes fleurs nous font espérer le printemps
    Amitiés

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  29. I love this blog report, your flowers are sunshine and spring, beautiful the prunus. Warm greetings and nice weekend, Dietmut

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  30. Nice and warm your photos and your messages. Kisses and hugs from the rainny Spain.

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  31. Com muito carinho
    e imensa saudades venho
    desejar um abençoado e feliz Domingo.
    Que a paz e a esperança habite no seu coração.
    Com muito carinho deixei um presente
    para recordar sempre de mim
    que um dia fiz parte de um cantinho no seu
    coração.
    Dentro do meu coração guardo você com
    muito amor.
    Beijos com afeto e infinita ternura.

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  32. It is always a wonderful dream when you post Ruma. Takes me to a beautiful place far away - like a visual poem/story. Thank you so much for the journey. I think of you so far away in such a beautiful land; so different from where my home is. Love it. Can't wait for the spring to come. I am tired of the cold and snow.

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  33. Beaucoup de sensibilité et de chaleur dans les images et dans les mots. Merci de ce partage.

    Bon dimanche.
    :) d'Ep'

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  34. 日差しが一日一日長くなり、私も春を感じるようになってきました。フクジュソウの黄色は、何かこじんまりとですが、暖かさを感じます。ご自分で書かれたお軸はすばらしいです。早春にピタリだと思います。おとつい、庭の紅梅が、たくさん蕾をつけてるのに、気付きました。今年の春の訪れは早いかもと、期待しています。

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  35. It is nice to be reminded that Spring will come. As always, your blog is lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Kat

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  36. Ruma Excellent images congratulations for these fabulous works Regards

    http://creatividadeimaginacinfotosdejosramn.blogspot.com.es/

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  37. Beautiful photos and beautiful calligraphy.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·


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  38. Hi Ruma - yellow is such a healing and uplifting colour - a great offering to end the winter with - full of promise. And yes there is really only the now and what is to be. Peace. B

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  39. Hermosas fotografías donde se aprecia la naciente primavera acompañada de una refrescante brisa.
    Un acierto!!

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  40. Αγαπημένη μου Ruma,
    Πολύ ωραίο αφιέρωμα στην Ιαπωνική καλλιγραφία, με εξαιρετικές εικόνες και ένα θαυμάσιο βίντεο!!!!
    Ευχαριστώ πολύ που μας μαθαίνεις τον Ιαπωνικό πολιτισμό!
    Με αγάπη

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  41. You have a lovely blog!!!

    Exellent photografi flower are our best company!!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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  42. いよいよ春の足音が遠くから聞こえてきそうですね。冷たい凛とした空気の中でポツポツと開いていく梅が好きです。

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  43. Thanks for your gorgeous flowers and for your visits to my blog.
    A big hug from Italy to Asia.
    Erika

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  44. Sorprendente entrada... Muy bonita... Un abrazo desde Murcia

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  45. Siempre nos enseñas cosas lindas de tu paìs las flores son maravillosas ,el color amarillo parece de terciopelo,bendiciones para tì Ruma,saludos y abrazos.

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  46. Your pictures are stunningly well taken, I think color is therapy, you feel so good after looking at them for a while.
    I live here too! ^_^ What a coincidence.
    Much love and light!

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  47. i feel great sadness over this deep difficulty.
    i wish humans on earth made better choices.
    choosing how to be with the outcome of our choices ends up being our choice.
    this is a beautiful post Ruma.

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  48. Siempre nos muestras imágenes con mucho color y vida

    Abrazos

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  49. As always, I adore your lovely photographs!
    And the ideogrammic compound for "lead"... so up front! You gotta love languages...

    Follow the royal Peach!

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  50. The difficulties are moments that may relate to a person, a family or an entire people.
    Difficult times are happening here in Italy.
    Accepting what happens, doing the best, as a person alone, as a family, as a whole people. Praying for the peace of all.
    With thoughts of love, Rita.

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  51. Hello Ruma ! Thanks for this beautiful flowers ! It's a pleasure to see your blog because we all need beauty and fantasy !

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  52. 珍しく雪の積もった寒い奈良でも春が近いことを感じます。花と同様に人もまた終わりがあるので美しく生きれるのだと思います。何か崇高なものに導かれて。味わい深い詩のご紹介ありがとうございます。

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  53. Beautiful flowers Ruma☺ ♥ ☺ ♥ ☺ ♥

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