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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The day of Sakura March 27, with " Spring " Japanese calligraphy



Japanese people to feel specially cheerful when it comes to this time of the year.
However, it is a period of about one week.

Cherry blossoms will bloom on this day approximately on average.




From south to north the Japanese archipelago.
That period will continue to move for one month.

We look forward to this season.




しき島の やまとごころを 人とはば  朝日ににほふ 山ざくら花
本居宣長 (1730 – 1801)

Country of the Emperor  Japanese traditional heart  if asked   shining in morning sun  wild cherry tree
Motoori Norinaga (1730 – 1801)




 "春" (shun, or haru). It is translated as spring.   
This character is written by Kanzi, Seal Sript. 

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound 
「萅」simplified form. 
semantic 艸 (grass) +  日 (sun) + phonetic 屯 (village) 


Weather piles up in the underground. 
And the state that the trees and plants grow from there is expressed. 


   此心  天つ虚にも  花そなほ  三世の仏に  たてまつらなん
道元 (1200 – 1253)

This faithfulness  Clear far-off sky  Beautiful flowers Past, present, future Buddha  I want to present it.
Dōgen  (1200 – 1253)







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 Japanese three major giants of cherry trees.
These three of them are registered as the first natural monument of the country on October 12, 1922.  

yamataka jinndai "God days" sakura  (Age over 2000 years old)   
Hokuto-shi,
Yamanashi Prefecture  Height of the tree 13.6m, trunk lap 10.6m.  
A giant tree of the maximum grade oldest in Japan.  

neodani awasumi "light sumi" sakura  (Age over 1500 years old)   
Motosu-shi,
Gifu Prefecture  Height of the tree 17.2m, trunk lap 9.1m, the spread are East-West 24m, north and south 21m  

miharu taki "Cascade" sakura  (Age over 1000 years old)   
Miharu-town,
Fukushima Prefecture  Height of the tree 19m, trunk lap 9.5m, spread east and west 22m, north and south 17m

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75 comments:

  1. The beauty is here, always !
    Many thanks.
    All the best to you, Ruma

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  2. Paz y belleza en tu post.
    Me alegran el día.
    Gracias.

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  3. So beautiful Ruma!
    Have a good time!
    Dear greetings from afar sends you
    Crissi

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  4. Wonderful!
    Very interesting the calligraphy when explained
    Have a very nice spring!

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  5. Hello Ruma !
    Magnificent photos and thank you for the beautiful video.
    Enjoy your spring !

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  6. Espectacular imagen del colorido de la primavera. Excelente macro.
    Saludos desde Andalucía.

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  7. I like this period too. Your pictures are beautiful. With greeting.

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  8. Ruma - I understand why the people get excited - these fragile blossoms are such an indicator of the end of the hardship of winter and the light and life of spring. And to be able to celebrate it over a month prolongs the sense of wonder and life. Peace. B

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  9. Es un encanto poder admirar esas preciosas flores. Muchas gracias. Besetes.

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  10. Todas son encantadoras, con unos desenfoques preciosos y con una luz explendida, un abrazo desde España.

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  11. Very nice photos of the cherry blossom, which are very specific with the arrival of spring. I like the light as cut flowers as contour.
    Very interesting what you say about spring in Japanese, etymology, etc. ...
    Thank you very much!
    A hug from Spain :)

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  12. HOLA AMIGO RUMA !!!! PRIMERO, MUCHAS GRACIAS POR SU VISITA Y SUS PALABRAS TAN CARIÑOSAS....
    PRECIOSAS FOTOS LAS QUE NOS ENSEÑAS.... LA PRIMAVERA TIENE QUE SER TAN ESPECIAL EN SU PAIS .... ME ALEGRO DE SALUDARLE, MUCHOS BESOS.

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    1. Deliciosa composición, gran calidad de imagen,
      Y una luz maravillosa. Excelente!!!
      Un saludo Ruma.
      Ángel

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  14. Hermosas flores estas dan alegrías, otras tristeza de alma.
    Buenas fotos.

    Dijo Don Antonio Machado:La primavera ha venido, nadie sabe como ha sido.

    Mil gracias Ruma por su grata huella y comentario en El blog de MA ,su casa de letras.

    Saludos blogueros desde Granada.

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  15. This Han character resembles deer horns, don't you think? Looks fascinating!
    Greetings from Russia, Ruma! :) Always a pleasure to hear from you

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  16. Wow, beautiful, simply awesome !
    Finally a wonderful post from you once again, Ruma, thanks :)
    Viewing such cute images instill peace in mind. These pictures radiate nature's refreshing scent. Great captures, you are simply awesome.
    Thanks for this fantastic post, Ruma :) Please post similar images again asap :)

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  17. Una maravilla las flores de los cerezos.
    Es una entrada muy primaveral.
    Un abrazo.

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  18. Dear Ruma,
    your photos are a dream - the cherry blossoms are so beautiful - such a delicate color -

    I wish you a wonderful springtime -

    all the best wishes for you - stay healthy

    Ruth

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  19. Blossoms bless the spring. What marvelous thrill when we see this pictures!

    Greetings and a big hug.

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  20. Your images are always a pleasure to see Ruma. The video was a special treat :)

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  21. Preciosas palabras que dibujan perfectamente esas bellas imágenes.

    Un gusto pasar por tu espacio.

    Saludos.

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  22. ... The whole beautiful entry concerning the Spring. Precious photographies and excellent the video that you us expose. I hope and wish that everything you is OK.
    An embrace from Merida - Spain-.
    Ramon

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  23. Los japoneses tienen un gran amor por las flores y por los colores
    Un fuerte abrazo desde Andalucia
    Juan

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  24. Quelle merveille ce printemps en images et la vidéo des branches fleuries sous la neige !
    Merci !!!

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  25. La belleza de las flores es efímera, pero vienen cada primavera para decirnos que todo renace, en un idioma universal.
    Preciosas imágenes y video, es un placer visitarte Ruma.
    Feliz primavera.
    The beauty of flowers is fleeting, but come every spring to tell us that everything is reborn in a universal language.
    Beautiful images and video, is a pleasure to visit you Ruma.
    Happy spring.

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  26. The Cherrie trees are also blosoming here in Atlanta; they bring the spring to all other trees.

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  27. Muitas vezes só necessitamos de uma palavra de conforto, de ânimo,
    de alguém que dedique um pouco do seu tempo para nós.
    E são nessas muitas vezes que encontramos nossos amigos virtuais!
    Hoje venho te abraçar pelo dia do amigo virtual.
    Você é benção na minha vida.
    Quero estar em sintonia contigo
    por muitos anos .
    Como muito carinho deixei um mimo na postagem,
    simples mais de todo coração.
    beijos te agradeço pela nossa amizade.
    Evanir.

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  28. Impressively gorgeous!

    Hugs and love.

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  29. ようやく春の温かい天気に恵まれて、桜の開花予報もあちらこちらで聞かれます。九州の桜は一足早そうですね。山桜の透き通るような花びらはため息でそうなほど可憐です。
    良い週末を!

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  30. Hello Ruma,

    I wonder the magnificent scenery that time in Japan I've seen countless pictures and was amazed. Too bad it lasts so little.
    The pictures are gorgeous, so with the video.
    Beautiful post.

    Hug.

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  31. I always look forward to Spring and the advent of your spectacular cherry blossom photography! I would so love to be in Japan at this time of year.

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  32. I am so lucky to be able to admire the cherry blossoms with you and enjoy the poetry of spring in Japan!
    Thanks, dear Ruma!

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  33. Ruma, we all together enjoy the blossom and your images very well. Warm greetings from Holland, Dietmut

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  34. Αγαπημένη μου Ruma
    Τι υπέροχα πράγματα μας μαθαίνεις!!! Γίγαντες κερασιές, καλλιγραφία και υπέροχες ανοιξιάτικες εικόνες!!!
    Σ΄ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ!
    Με αγάπη

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  35. Boa tarde,
    Lindas imagens de enorme beleza adequadas à primavera.
    Abraço
    ag

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  36. minunată perioadă, Ruma !
    mulţumesc frumos pentru informaţiile privind cei trei magnifici: ''god days'' sakura, ''light sumi'' sakura, ''cascade'' sakura !
    îţi doresc o primăvară minunată!

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  37. Cudne. U nas jeszcze nic nie kwitnie poza forsycją.
    Pozdrówki.

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  38. I'd like to be there ! and make thousand of photos :-) ....
    really magic Ruma, un caro saluto dall'Italia ! Buon week end.

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  39. Wonderfull flowers foto+calligraphie, greeting from Belgium

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  40. Estupendas imágenes... Muy bonitas... Un abrazo desde Murcia.

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  41. Your pictures are fantastic. There are also many cherry trees in Spain, in the Valley of Jerte.
    Happy week end.

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  42. Estupendas las fotos que nos has dejado amigo. Como siempre un placer.

    Saludos.

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  43. Traumhaft schöne Bilder der Kirsdhblüte in deinem Land.
    Ich wohne in einem Dorf mit vielen Kirschbäumen und hier wird bald alles weiß mit Blüten überzogen sein.
    Gruß, Anette

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  44. I love your shots and video. Cherry blossoms are very very nice. I saw your Spring in Italian TV. Wish you a nice life. A big hug from Italy.
    Erika

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  45. Minha querida

    Quanta doçura e paz nestas fotos que adorei.

    Um beijinho com carinho e agradeço a visita
    Sonhadora

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  46. Wonderful pictures!! Spring is finally running and is amazing our souls ! Have a nice week-end.
    From Italy, Renata (ontanoverde)

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  47. Magnifiques photos de magnifiques fleurs !
    Bon weekend !
    Anna

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  48. Le goût et le parfum du printemps.
    Merci Ruma pour ce partage

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  49. www, i love sakura flowers! Erika suggested me your post! In Rome We have a little "hanami" :) http://bloginmostra.blogspot.it/2014/03/un-po-di-giappone-roma.html

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  50. Not enough words to describe the beauty of sakura!

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  51. Aivan ihania kuvia. Kiitos Ruma ♥

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  52. Là où je vis (Finistère Nord - France), les arbres à petits noyaux ne fleurissent jamais hélas...

    Merci pour toute cette beauté.

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  53. Excelentes fotografias de belas flores....
    Cumprimentos

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  54. comme c'est beau

    bises du soir

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  55. Hello dear, always fascinating your presentation. have a good time :)

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  56. ♪✿✿º°。

    Bom fim de semana, amiga!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ♪✿✿¸.•°♪

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  57. Excellent pictures and documentation. I really enjoyed the old sakura tree pictures.

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  58. Um lindo final de semana pra você, recheado de coisas boas...

    Beijos

    Ani

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  59. 私も桜がなぜか好きです。日本人のDNAに刻み込まれてるのでしょうか。本居宣長は、うまい事よんだなと初めて知りました。岐阜の淡墨桜が、三大ビッグ桜とはしらなかったです。今回見に行く予定です。楽しみです。情報ありがとうございました。
    Have a nice weekend!

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  60. Ruma, your photos are gorgeous ! Such amazing colors of spring !
    Have a nice Sunday :)

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  61. Preciosa entrada Ruma, llena de colorido y de bellas tradiciones.
    Gracias por pasarte por mi blog.

    Un saludo desde España.

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  62. Helo Ruma.Thank you for this beautiful publication.
    Greetings from France.

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  63. Hi Ruma, beautiful photos. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  64. Marvelous pictures full of light and fascinating music for the cherry blossom. I wish I could see them at least once!

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  65. Dear Ruma,
    Thank you for the wonderful photos.
    I am very excited about it!
    Greetings from the Saarland
    Renate

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  66. Hola Ruma,Feliz día.
    Mil gracias de corazón, por tu huella amiga en El blog de MA.
    Es hermoso compartir belleza y arte por el mundo.

    Abrazos fraternos de MA.

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  67. Los japoneses aman a la naturaleza,sobretodo aman a los colores que de producen en primavera
    <un fuerte abrazo

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  68. La primavera de los cerezos en flor en el Japón es realmente espectacular!
    Un abrazo.

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  69. Uwielbiam kwitnące wiśnie w Twoim kraju . Pozdrawiam.
    I love the flowering cherries in your country. Yours.

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