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Saturday, June 30, 2018

At dusk harbor Yokohama " Nightfall " Japanese calligraphy





ぬばたまの 夜渡る月を おもしろみ 吾が居る袖に 露ぞ置きにける

     作者未詳 『万葉集』 巻7-1081


The English translation of this Waka is as follows.
" Where I saw the moon crossing the night in the darkness as a wind stream
Unnoticature on my sleeve glittering glowing balls appeared. "







夏の夜の 臥すかとすれば ほととぎす  鳴くひとこゑに 明くる東雲

   古今和歌集  紀貫之

The English translation of this Waka is as follows.
" Despite having finally fallen asleep on the summer evening, sun rises along with the crying voice of the crowd. "






有明の つれなくみえし 月はいでぬ  山郭公 まつ夜ながらに

     新古今和歌集 巻第三 夏歌  藤原良経 (1169-1206)

The English translation of this Waka is as follows.
" A ruthless moon came out, but Lesser cuckoo did not show up even if I waited all night. " 







"" (bo, or kure). It is translated as get dark, sunset, nightfall, dusk, etc.
This character is written by Kanji, Regular script.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
 phonetic   (“end”) + semantic (“sun”)











"For the Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who was the master of a household, who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.
   Matthew 20:1

天国は、ある家の主人が、自分のぶどう園に労働者を雇うために、夜が明けると同時に、出かけて行くようなものである。
   マタイによる福音書 20:1 





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Monday, June 4, 2018

Photos only #13 Hydrangea " Water vessel "
















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Friday, May 4, 2018

Inner and natural forces " Flower " Japanese calligraphy




花見れば 心さへにぞ うつりける  色にはいでじ 人もこそ知れ

            凡河内 躬恒 ( 859 – 925 )   古今和歌集


















"" (ka, or hana). It is translated as flower, blossom.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.
Regular script look at this, please.

Etymology : Ideogrammic compound

  (grass) + (change)







My previous post " Flowery " Japanese calligraphy. ( Friday, March 19, 2010 )




that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man;
The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians   3:16

どうか父が、その栄光の富にしたがい、御霊により、力をもってあなたがたの内なる人を強くして下さるように、
エペソ人への手紙 3:16 
















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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Cherry blossom day.  March 27, every year in JAPAN




Cherry blossom began to bloom.






Japan is the brightest " ONE " week.






I want to show you real cherry blossoms.

















Previously  " SAKURA " post.   










世の中に絶えて桜のなかりせば 春の心はのどけからまし
If there are not cherry blossoms at all in the world, the heart of the spring will be quiet leisurely.
(The feeling that cherry blossoms are impatient for is expressed ironically.)










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.

(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.


 (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 "waterfall" zakura
(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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Friday, March 9, 2018

Photos only #12 Plum blossom One scented day


















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