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Sunday, February 18, 2024

" Snow " Japanese calligraphy

 



 " ( setsu, or yuki ). It is translated as snow.
This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.

The original character is "䨮"
Etymology :  雨 ( rain ) + 彗 ( broomstick )

The original meaning is sweeping the ground.

The person who devised a kanji is a poet, surely.


『 これがまあ つひの栖か 雪五尺 』
小林一茶  ( 1763 - 1828 )

『 This is, well my final home 1.5m of snow 』
Kobayashi Issa ( 1763 - 1828 )



『 馬をさえ ながむる雪の 朝哉(あしたかな) 』
松尾芭蕉  ( 1644 - 1694 ) 

『 Even that horse watching the snow early this morning 』
Matsuo Bashō ( 1644 - 1694 )




















Saturday, February 10, 2024

Drift ice From the Sea of Okhotsk


Now, my front 1 n.m (about 1.8 km) is Russian territorial waters.
The aim of the coast guardianship may be locked on my forehead.

I am at the Abashiri offing the place of about 2 n.m, Hokkaidō.

Drift ice flows through here every year from the Sea of Okhotsk.




The water which flowed from the Amur River lowers salinity of the seawater.
Salt was drained by the process when it was frozen.
It occurs in about the end from the middle of January.

It comes alongside the pier from the end of January to about the beginning of February.
The sea is completely covered with drift ice until about the end of March and cannot navigate the ship.



The seal does child care on drift ice with a few natural enemies.
Birds such as White-tailed Eagle or Ezo red fox are carried on drift ice, and come over from the Siberia to East Hokkaido.

Photo plankton sticks to drift ice.
When it is spring, the photo plankton multiplies at a stretch.
Animal plankton increases to bait in this and does the fishing ground of the Sea of Okhotsk wealthily.

It is the working of the west Pacific from the winter to the spring.









Saturday, February 3, 2024

" Flow " Japanese calligraphy , slight sorrow.

 


 " (ryū, or nagareru). It is translated as flow, circulate, drift, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.

Etymology : 
 (water) +  〔  (stream, river) +  (child, son, daughter) 〕

It looks like it exiles a child to the river.
The etymology of a cruel aspect may express ancient life.


The Oriental countries were very poor livings till World War II was over. 
The people did execute of the child whom they cannot bring up by oneself. 
It is to have gone unwillingly so that they live.

When " Kokeshi ( traditional wooden doll )" of Tohoku region of the Far East 
was made to condole with such children, 
it is said. Kokeshi slightly looks sorrowful.

Child (ko), extinction (keshi)







Monday, January 1, 2024

Thanks to you all and your works, sincerely

 



   This is the place to catch a beautiful sunset, at straight seashore.






   I thank to all friends who visited my pocket-size the Far East space.
   All your works are wonderful.

   I respect them heartily, and was always impressed by them.




I dedicate a lot of thanks to many Friends all over the world.
Heartwarming New Year greetings of all of you.

I am honored your encouragement.







Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur...
ichi  go  ichi  e




I pray for you and yours happiness.
And, Peace of the earth.


Happy New Year 2024 !!


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In Japan, it has been said since ancient times that seeing Mt. Fuji during New Year's Day brings good luck.
I wish you good luck.











From the Far East, Japan.
01.01.2024 00:00 JST   ruma


Saturday, December 9, 2023

" Autumn " Japanese Calligraphy

 



" " (shū,or aki). It is translated in autumn.

Ideogrammic compound    (“grain”) + (“fire”); 

after harvesting the grain, the fields are burned to kill locusts and their eggs.

This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script.


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Inside Japan's Stunningly Beautiful Shukuba (Post Towns)

 walk through Narai Juku, and Tsumago Juku, Nagano Prefecture