Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gentle gleam of the Nature Ⅰ

I stand in the east direction. Yes, it is an early morning now.

The brightness of the morning seems to wrap up the whole world softly.

Gentle gleam of the Nature Ⅱ

   Both the sun and the cloud change every moment.
   As for same time, there is never it. It is this for an instant only scene.

   The view, the color have already become extinct in the next moment.
   Probably it would be my misunderstanding.

   I may have watched a fantasy. It seems to be the life.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Seal cutting Ⅰ Japanese calligraphy

It is called "rakkann" to seal with a signature of the calligraphy.
It is called
"tennkoku" to make the seal (seal cutting).

Tennkoku is established as the world of the art which a calligraphy and a sculpture connected. I make it with oneself.

As for this stone, tennkoku is for exclusive use.
There are various kinds and scales.

As for the most famous seal, it was sealed calligraphy of Wang Xizhi.

Seal cutting Ⅱ Japanese calligraphy

There are two kinds of rakkann (seal).
The letter that the right side is red. The letter that the left is white.

A red letter is called "shu bun".
(shu bun in Japanese, lit. "red characters" seals imprint the Chinese characters in red ink.)

A white letter is called "haku bun".
(haku bun in Japanese, lit. "white characters" seals imprint the background in red, leaving white characters.)

I sculpt it such an appliance across the stone. The chisel has various kinds depending on the size of the character, the kind of the stone.

I sculpt a letter it while referring to a seal character dictionary.
A calligrapher is a sculptor, too.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Peace and tranquility of the inlet Ⅱ

"One piece" is a gull.
There is a rock appearing on the surface of the water a little.
A bird stops. Thank you for watching a photograph carefully.

In this peaceful view, may you find "one piece" on it?

The shadow signs stillness. The stillness fancies a shadow.

It is strange that a shadow thickens so that the sky shines if light glistens. And the expanse is the same scale, too.

As for me, see it in a mystery of the Nature.

" Wonder " Japanese calligraphy

   "" (fu, etc). It is a meaning no, not, etc. It is used as "un-" prefix.
   This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

   "不" originated as a pictographic character which depicted the calyx of a flower.

   It expresses various meanings with the phrase.
   "不変"(fu henn) is a meaning immutability, eternity, etc.
   "不思議"(fu shi gi) is a meaning wonder, strange, etc.

   I guess that it is suitable to express Nature.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Peace and tranquility of the inlet Ⅰ

   In this area, shorelines are complicated. Therefore we can watch interesting molding of the Nature.

   It is the very inconvenient sterile zone where most of the people do not live in. On that day, it was space without waves, sounds.

   Here is Genkai-chō, Saga Prefecture.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Shinto shrine of a village

   The camellia is a plant of the spring in the world of the haiku.
   However, I think that the elegant red of the camellia just matches a snow scene.

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   There are various Shinto shrines in the Far East.
   There is one built more than 1000 years ago, and appears in The Tale of Genji.

   On the other hand, there is such a Shinto shrine these which does not understand when it was built.  
   An autumn harvest festival was over here.

   It is the small Shinto shrine which villagers have protected jointly. Camellias bloom around, calmly.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Between the sky and the sea

There was not a cloud on that day.
However, only at this moment, I was able to watch the cloud which sprang out of the setting sun.

The cloud lengthened from the sun and passed it over my head.
It was the mysterious scenery which it came across accidentally.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The bridge of the history

The right side of that bridge is Hirado-shima Island.

The bridge is named Hirado Bridge. It was completed in 1977.

The morning sun reflects in the surface of the sea such as the ice.
This area has close relations with overseas.

A Soul of the Far West

    There is the monument of the Japanese patron saint in this island.
   His name is
Saint Francis Xavier (Francisco de Jaso y Azpilicueta).

    He stayed in the Far East for two years from 1549 to 1551.
   And he propagated Christianity for the first time in this country.

   He came to this island in 1549. Then this monument was built for 1949 that passed for 400 years.
   Many monuments were built in each place of
Ooita-shi, Kagoshima-shi, etc.

   He is one of the foreigners who are the most famous in this country.
   Because we learn it in the history of the junior high shool, the most of the nation know him.

    Nagasaki is area with many Christians.
   Because religion oppression was performed to in
Edo era (1603-1868), there are many martyrs.

   This island is one of those, too. It was a Christian from a feudal lord to a farmer.
   Therefore there was a lot of
"Hidden Christian".
   The tradition is still left.

In Nagasaki, the war suffered severe damage in the Showa era (1926-1989).
   Nagasaki got over the thorny history with a soul of Saint Francis Xavier.

" Faith " Japanese calligraphy

"" (shinn, or makoto). It is translated as trust, believe, faith, religious, sincerity, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.

This meaning keep one's words, a promise.
The left half of this kanji means a human being.
The right half means words.

This letter has many good meanings.
Therefore it is used a lot for the name of the man.

【Greetings to all of you】

I am honored this character being seen in a lot of people, all over the world.
This POST has the most reference number of times.

This calligraphy "FAITH (信)" have the good meanings.
Yes, it is so.
The meanings are the elements which are indispensable for our life.
And they will do the life wealthily...

I am happy that can share the wonderful property of the human with all of you.

Of course, "You become this blog's FOLLOWER"  It is our friend's joy, too.
i very welcome your join...

  God bless you all.
I wish for your peace and happiness.

Thank you for visit and support.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Shichi-Go-San pray in a Shinto shrine

Parent and child go and worship at a Shinto shrine or a temple.

It is the moon thanking for finishing gain in November of the old calendar to God by the crop. On 15th that was the day of the full moon of the month, we served as the thanks of the crop to the patron saint and thanked for the growth of the child and came to pray for protection.

" Congratulations " Japanese calligraphy

   "寿" (ju, or kotobuki).
   It is translated as congratulations, felicitation, celebration, greetings, etc.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script.

   This character is very famous as "寿司 (su-shi)".
   There are the words called "寿命 life (whole duration of a being) " elsewhere, too.

Friday, November 13, 2009

An impression in fog

In the fog, colors and shadows seem to show different expressions.

The reason may be because scenery of the country side becomes lighter. Even a reflection seems to be an illusion.

This whole world is felt like the fantasy of the moment.

The weather is clear, but it is mysterious time wrapped in a drop of water.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Town" Japanese-Calligraphy (Seal script)

"" (gai, or machi). It is translated as a town.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Seal script.

Please look at other form Regular script of the this calligraphy,
click here.

Monday, November 9, 2009

The forest of black pine Ⅱ

   It is a forest called "Matsubara (forest of "Japanese Black Pine") of the rainbow" here.
   It is said that it was named by the total arc form.  

   Here is
Karatsu-shi, Saga Prefecture.

   Beginning, Terazawa Hirotaka of the feudal lord of the Karatsu feudal clan of the 17th century planted trees as a windbreak forest, and to arrest shifting of the sand.

   The person who felled a tree of this forest became the death penalty.

   The collection of fallen leaves as the fuel was assigned to a severe limit.
   The felling is limited now.

   The black pine lengthens while falling down to the landside by the wind from the sea.

   Pine needles gatherd by the manual labor swells in the ground.

   The part of Genkai Seminational Park. The forest of the black pine spreads out in the shape of an arc for about 5km (3.1Mile) in length.
   Because it dies when grass grows on the land as for the pine, it is weeded and cleaning by the hand of the person.

   The forest of black pineⅠ, please
click here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

" Beauty " Japanese Calligraphy

   "美" (bi, or utsukushii). It is translated as the beauty.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.

   "A sheep" (top half) and composition of "the big" (bottom half) are "the beauty".
   "The sheep" has the meaning of "the animal of the sacrifice" with an animal used as a gift in religious service.

   Please look at other form Semi-cursive script of the this calligraphy,
click here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The autumn full moon "mei getsu"

The autumn moon lived in art as the representative thing which symbolized the autumn beauty of the Far East from the ancient times.

Man'yōshū tanka collection(oldest existing collection of Japanese poetry), The Tale of Genji, Waka(poetry), Haiku, etc.
The autumn chief character was always the moon.

"Autumn Haiku" Kobayashi Issa

This haiku is written by Hiragana and Kanzi letter, Semi-cursive script.
It was created by
Kobayashi Issa.
He is one of the most famous
haiku poets.

The reading of is as follows.
名月(めいげつ)を とってくれろと  泣(な)く子(こ)かな。  小林一茶
meigetsu wo   totte kurero to  nakuko kana    kobayash iissa
This haiku means a thing such as interesting next.
My child cries that I take the autumn splendid full moon to me.

This is one of the works which are the most famous in haiku.
I think that this haiku expresses two things.
The autumn moon is beautiful so that even a child praises the beauty.
And, though child is selfish, I love him. (He loses his child looked forward to.)

The next haiku is famous in his work, too.
It is a work of a profound meaning.
露(つゆ)の世は  露(つゆ)の世(よ)ながら さりながら
Tsuyu no yo wa  tsuyu no yo nagara  sari nagara

The world of dew --
A world of dew it is indeed,
And yet, and yet . . .

Expression beyond the common sense is possible by short words in the world of the haiku.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The preparations in the next season

Small Tanada reclamationed by the seashore side.
Here is Hirado-shi (Hirado-Island), Nagasaki Prefecture.

Hirado-shi is famous for the passing away Christian (Kakure Kirishitan) of the Edo era.  It is a place related to Francisco de Xavier deeply.

The rice after having harvested it is drawn off to keep it.
This is already threshed.

There are a lot of beautiful church and remains of the Christian such a mountainous district and isolated islands.

An original keeping way is still left in this area.

They Christian still does life to respect tradition.

This work to perform in an inconvenient area needs very severe labor. This straw becomes the manure of the next year.

Francisco de Xavier propagated Christianity for the first time in 1549 at the Far East. Nagasaki has a great many Christians.
Almost anyone knows him in this country, even if don't know the name of the prime minister and not a Christian. It may be his influence that Spain and Portugal are very popular in the Far East.