Viewing Cherry blossoms together.   Wonderful members have exceeded 2,000. July 15, 2012.  Thank you very much for joining us.  I love you.

Pages

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Breeze of autumn with " Wave " Japanese calligraphy



Soft season has come.
It is quiet and gentle.

Loneliness might be entertained.




Paddy and Lycoris radiata

Mark of harvest season approaching.
Color, and taste. It is the master of Japanese food.

The highest quality rice.



初秋や 海も青田も 一みどり 
松尾 芭蕉 (1644 – 1694)

early fall  sea and rice fields  filled with green  
Matsuo Bashō (1644 – 1694)




Water, Soil, Regulation, etc.
The farmers have been the best work.

These are the pride of our country.



稲葉吹く 風にまかせて 住む庵は   月ぞまことに もり明かしける
           皇太后宮大夫 俊成女 (1171 – 1252)      新古今和歌集

Wavering rice ear  Let the wind  My frugal hermitage   Indeed full moon  Keep it light
           Shunzei's Daughter  (1171 – 1252)      Shin Kokin Wakashū





   " 波 " (ha, or nami). It is translated as waves, breakers, undulations, etc.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script.

   Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
    semantic 氵 (water) + phonetic 皮 (skin).


   Rice is gently undulating.  Slowly and orderly.

We are flexible, and will continue to walk towards the future.
Japanese has created many traditions as unity populations from two thousand years ago.
Maybe in the tomorrow, too...






Expression of the rice terraces is so rich. Art of the four seasons.




Long history has been carved.  A lot of rice Terraces are extant in various places.
It seems to be like historical monuments. Farmers keep clean and cherish nature.

長崎県 波佐見町 鬼木郷
Here is Oniki-district Hasami-town Nagasaki Prefecture.


我が来つる 方も知られず くらぶ山  木々の木の葉の 散るとまがふに
藤原 敏行  (unknown – 907 ?)  古今和歌集

I have come  don't know direction  deep mountains   leaves of trees  scattered and disturbed
Fujiwara no Toshiyuki (unknown – 907 ?)  Kokin Wakashū



良き畑のため、実り豊かなぶどうの木のために胸を打て。
23.イザヤ書 第32章 第12節 

Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
23.Isaiah 32:12 


God bless you.





78 comments:

  1. Hermoso !!!! La naturaleza en todo su esplendor entregando armonía de colores : ondulaciones de las verdes colinas, terrazas donde duerme la semilla y brilla el sol para darle su calor, sutileza de un flor ; toda una muestra delicada de ese hermoso país Japón coronado con bellos pensamientos y líneas de escrituras que danzan en los marcos ...
    Enhorabuena Ruma
    Un muy fuerte abrazo
    Cristina

    ReplyDelete
  2. 波打つ稲穂は、少しづつ深まりゆく秋の訪れを思わせる日本の美しい風景ですね。トンボも波に乗って稲穂の上をスイスイ泳いでるかもしれません。私の自宅から10分ほど歩くと小さいですが田んぼがあり散歩コースです。農家の方々が一生懸命育てたお米はどの位の収穫になるのか、知りたくなって先日調べてみました。一穂あたりの米粒は70~100粒。10合で64827粒あるそうです。”むしやふな”と覚えるそう。もう彼岸花の季節なんですね。出かけやすい季節になりました!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. 2nd and 3rd shots are my favorite.
    Cluster amaryllises ( red licorices, 'Higanbana' ) in 2nd are beatiful.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Most beautiful post!Really love it:))Its not only beaut,y because of the photoes.But the wisdom and history you share..Thank you for this words today!

    Greetings Anita

    ReplyDelete
  5. je suis fascinée par ces cultures en terrasse où l'homme réinvente bellement la nature.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Дуже красиві яскраві фотографії підібрано!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your photos are very interesting. I like autum in my country, but, I see, that in Japan, this time of year is so beutifull, too. Greetings and thank you for visiting.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hello Ruma!

    Thank for visiting my blog!

    You have taken very beautiful photos! The rice terraces looks great.

    Best wishes,

    Marit

    ReplyDelete
  9. glorious expression through pictures capturing the beauty of nature's well dressed attire. your calligraphy is wonderful as always and the wisdom it imparts..

    gracias for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  10. ·..✿✿。°
    Simplesmente lindo!!!

    Ótimo sábado!!!
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.·..✿彡
    °。✿⊱。。

    ReplyDelete
  11. Really really wonderful the landscape and this special flower in red. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

    ReplyDelete
  12. Espectaculares terrazas de arroz!
    Un beso ruma.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Speechless! I have never seen a flower like this!
    Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Fantastic! Thank you for sharing these very beautiful photos. The red flower is breathtaking and the rice fields are magnificent. I also enjoyed the video.

    ReplyDelete
  15. such lovely glimpses of your country
    inspiring and beautiful words
    wishing you a lovely quiet season, but maybe not so lonely

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hello!:) Many thanks for your visit, and nice comment.:) I have been enthralled looking at your lovely photos of the various ways in which rice is grown in your beautiful country, which I had the pleasure of visiting many years ago.The terraces are not unlike the ones we have here in the Douro, where we grow grape vines. I so enjoyed the vídeo clip, and the peaceful sight of mist in the mountains where the rice is grown, in the most artistic way, and listening to the bird song. I would like to follow your blog and learn more about your traditions, and see more of your beautiful photography.
    Warm Regards.

    ReplyDelete
  17. La última me parece espectacular,la luz,las texturas de la tierra,los colores...El esfuerzo de las personas para domar a la tierra y poder sembrar... Fantasticas Ruma,te felicito... Un fuerte abrazo :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. gorgeous images. love the one with the field of rice.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Beautiful photos! I love the shape of the flower and the terraces are amazing. Hugs from Finland!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Os terraços de arroz são belíssimos.
    abraço

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wonderful landscapes and amazing pictures are telling us stories of lives and times.... Have a nice week-end Ruma!
    Greetings from Italy, Renata !

    ReplyDelete
  22. I enjoyed viewing the rice terraces of your beautiful country and hearing the birds as they sing their lovely songs.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wonderful landscapes and so amazing pictures !
    Have a nice Sunday :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Beautiful and magnificent photos along with words of wisdom...Farmer's cherishing land and nature...we all should...:)JP

    ReplyDelete
  25. swaying in the breeze
    the rice fields grow and mature
    onward to the bowl

    Beautiful photos, Ruma. The terraces are spectacular. Thank you for your visit. I'm honored.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Spectacular ruma !!
    The last picture looks like Jerte Valley where the cherry blossoms are.
    Good Sunday
    a hug.

    ReplyDelete
  27. どのような鮮やかなシリーズ

    ReplyDelete
  28. もう、はや彼岸花の頃なんですね。黄金色に波打つ稲の豊穣への勲章のように赤く輝いて見えます。刈り取られた棚田の整然とした美しさに見とれます。稲刈りが終われば、村祭りもあるのでしょうか。日頃の努力のたまものですね。
    Have a nice day!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thank you for visiting my site and leaving a message.
    Wonderfull pictures on youre site, especially I like the picture of WAVE, very nice.
    greetings, Truus/Truelyme

    ReplyDelete
  30. Enchanting images Ruma!
    All the best and God bless you!
    Crissi

    ReplyDelete
  31. La flor es preciosa y esos campos de arroz moviéndose con el viento como olas en un mar verde son impresionantes.

    Un saludo,

    ReplyDelete
  32. Ruma , la primavera se presenta en forma maravillosa en Japón. Me ha encantado ver esta entrada.
    Un saludo!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Una imagenes de gran calidad, color y poesía.
    Un abrazo desde Cataluña.

    ReplyDelete
  34. 一枚目のお写真の彼岸花、サンゴの細工のような色合い、質感と、一息にさっと描かれたような美しい曲線。しっとりした繊細な美しさの中に躍動感があります。
    ビデオクリップにある緩やかに流れ落ちるように続く棚田、最後のお写真の直線的な幾何学的な美しさがある棚田、長い年月をかけて育くまれ、実りを生み出し、歴史を刻んできたのですね。

    ReplyDelete
  35. Es un placer poder admirar los campos de arroz, las tierras labradas de generación en generación, el sustento de las familias, el color de tu país en esos hermosos paisajes.
    Un abrazo.
    It is a pleasure to admire the rice fields, cultivated land from generation to generation, the livelihood of families, the color of your country in these beautiful landscapes.
    A hug.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Beautiful images...I love these red flowers growing beside rice fields,the red looks so vibrant against the lush green.
    Sometime I'd like to taste Japanese rice!
    Your Zen post is very interesting - I've left a comment.

    Wishing you a happy week,
    Ruby

    ReplyDelete
  37. Entrar en tu espacio es como penetrar en el mundo mágico de la naturaleza, la poesía, el sonido del agua y el canto de los pájaros y añadido el detalle de la caligrafía.
    Son un espacio hermoso las terrazas donde se cultiva el arroz, semejantes a una obra de arte en sus formas. Te deseo paz y felicidad. Franziska

    ReplyDelete
  38. Ruma, muy bonitas fotos y también los poemas. Te felicito por tu sensibilidad de artista y agradezco que compartas con nosotros esta belleza.

    Saludos.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Интересны для меня рисовые террасы и цветок на первом снимке очень красив! Удачи вам, Рума!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Pure poetry...
    Have a lovely week !
    Anna

    ReplyDelete
  41. Bonjour!
    merci de rendre ma vie plus jolie en partageant ton talent et ce que la nature t'offre. Bravo!
    Lucie

    ReplyDelete
  42. Lovely post Ruma!! And that is the best terrace farming picture Ive ever seen. Have a great day!!!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Hi Ruma! I'm glad to see your beautiful photos! The color, composition and lighting are excellent! God bless you!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Ese paisaje trasmite sensación de serenidad y de paz.
    Son unas fotos muy hermosas.
    Saludos!

    ReplyDelete
  45. A beautiful red flower in the first image Ruma.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Hola Ruma,

    Muchas gracias por tu visita y por tu comentario. Me alegro muchísima ….

    It is always a pleasure to visit your blog. Great work!

    Have a nice week.

    Un saludo

    ReplyDelete
  47. Gorgeous. The flower in the first reminds me of flowing material the way it curves.

    ReplyDelete
  48. Merveilleux paysages de rizières.
    Magnifiques photos.
    Amitiés de France

    ReplyDelete
  49. Poesía en imágenes. Maravillosas!!!

    Un saludo, Ángel

    ReplyDelete
  50. Wow.. such beauty. The first and last make such stunning photos.

    ReplyDelete
  51. 棚田は朝から夕方までどの時間でも美しく風情がありますね。棚田は米つくりのためにお百姓さんたちに創られた芸術作品だと思います。田んぼの緑の波が黄金色の波に変わる季節です。

    ReplyDelete
  52. Oh my God!
    Your photos are excellent.
    It's a real poetry for the eyes.
    Greetings from Polish RUMA for you.
    Lucia

    ReplyDelete
  53. Just amazing. The photographs are amazing. I love how the light touches nature.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Ruma, I enjoyed your stunning photos on this report. Warm greetings Dietmut

    ReplyDelete
  55. Spectacular photos of your amazing world and wonderfully inspiring words to accompany them. Thank you for sharing.

    Poppy

    ReplyDelete
  56. Dear Ruma,
    Thanks for the beautiful glimpses of your country. Your photos are always amazing and I also enjoyed the video.

    Greetings from Germany,
    Gaby

    ReplyDelete
  57. Dear Ruma,
    i like visiting your blog and find your pictures of Japan both beautiful and interesting .
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving nice comment.
    Greetings from Munich
    Yours sincerely, Carmen

    ReplyDelete
  58. Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Beautiful tribute to the agriculture of your country !
    The amazing picture of the red flower seems a letter, a sign, a matter of calligraphy!

    ReplyDelete
  59. The flower from the first picture is really elegant.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Estupendas las cosillas que nos dejas. Siempre un placer pasar por tu blog.

    Saludos

    ReplyDelete
  61. Beautiful are the red flowers.
    The rice fields are food for many people.
    The tradition of 2000 years will continue to exist long.
    Beautiful pictures and beautiful images in the clip.

    Warm regards, Helma

    ReplyDelete
  62. Impresionante paisaje con una luz maravillosa!!!

    Abrazos!!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Hello dear Ruma. Thank you for share alway so nice things.
    Best wishes from France.

    ReplyDelete
  64. Ruma - stunning images - love the idea that the soft season can come quietly and gently - so true. Go well - peace. Barry

    ReplyDelete
  65. Ruma, amazing photos fowers and lanscape. Beautiful calligraphy. Best wishes to you from Poland

    ReplyDelete
  66. It is so beautiful, Ruma.
    Photos and video.
    Thank you !

    ReplyDelete

  67. As usual, your photos are lovely and very good.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·


    ReplyDelete
  68. Ruma, your photos are absolutely beautiful!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  69. ...que maravilla de fotografías!
    Preciosas tonalidades y luz. Enhorabuena Ruma por tus estupendos trabajos.
    Un abrazo.
    Ramón

    ReplyDelete
  70. Hello Ruma, the rice terraces are absolutely amazing!!! Thanks so much for sharing wonderful photos and warm words from your beautiful Japan!
    Hope you have a wonderful rest of week!
    Greetings from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  71. キスと抱擁!
    偉大な金曜日を持っている。

    ReplyDelete
  72. The rice fields are wonderful, ruma. I saw them in Bali this year and I loved the green shadows..So glad to see these kind of fields here too.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for following my blog,
and enjoying precious time with me.