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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

" Tokyo " Japanese calligraphy

 



" 東京 " ( tō - kyō ). It is translated as Tokyo (capital of Japan).    

This character is written by KanziRegular script.    

Etymology :  ( east ) +  ( capital city )   


  Tokyo was renamed in September 1868 from the city of Edo, the seat of the Edo Shogunate.

Tenno emperor emigrated from Kyoto at that time.

Of course, the Emperor's family home is still in Kyoto.

It is the Imperial Palace.



Saturday, January 28, 2023

The legendary Old - District movie

 




Here is Shirakawa-gō ("White River Old-District"), Gifu Prefecture.


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Dream or fantasy

 



People chase their dreams. And, want the world to be a fantasy.

Here is Sounkyo, Hokkaido.

 Tourist information


If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. 

If we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Anne Dudley Bradstreet ( 1612 - 1672 )




Thank you for your visit, always.  
I am grateful for your support.

I love you.
sincerely yours.

From Japan.



Sunday, January 22, 2023

" Winter " Japanese calligraphy

 



 " (tō, or fuyu). It is translated as winter.    

This character is written by KanziRegular script.    

Etymology :  (go) +  (ice)   


 Ice is passing away.

The creator of this kanji has a very poetic sense.


Please be careful.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The legendary Old - District

 



These houses say a gasshō-zukuri ( joining hands structure ). 

It resembles manual form when a man joined his hands. 

The structure is this local characteristic, and the roof where snow is easy to fall. 

Of course people still live in there. 

Nobles and concerned people made this village about 800 years ago. 

It is the legend that they lose to fight (1180–1185), and sheltered here. 





It takes several hours from the town nearby to here, and surrounded the circumference in the high mountains. 

Snow shut in people in old days.

 It will be the one of the places that are the most inconvenient in this small country. 

And it may be a good place of the scenery most.





The ancestral one of them is called "Heike". 

They were defeated by Yoritomo Minamoto of "Genji". 

The Heian period was over at the time, and the Kamakura period began. 

Yoritomo Minamoto is the first Shōgun. It is the leader of the samurai. 

Yes. When this village was born, the Samurai's area whom you knew was born, too. 


Here is Shirakawa-gō ("White River Old-District"), Gifu Prefecture.




Thank you for your visit, always.  
I am grateful for your support.

I love you.
sincerely yours.

From Japan.