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Friday, March 19, 2010

Encounter and Branch

The "Ume (Japanese apricot)" is related with Japanese culture deeply.

There is the pickled ume (
Umeboshi) in the everyday eating habits.
seal of the ume is a venerable family crest.
The ume was one of the important subjects of the 31-syllable
Japanese poem (waka) from the ancient times.

As admiration. As practical use.
In the Far East, the ume has been used in various purposes.

The sound of this "UME" words symbolizes Japan.

I am honored that I was able to introduce ume blossom and tree to all of you.

You can look at the pentagon in the center of this flower.
It is the farewell sign of the ume blossom to you.

Until the next year...

吹く風をなにいとひけむ梅の花 散りくる時ぞ香はまさりける
 凡河内躬恒 (859-925) : 拾遺集

Why will you mind wind to blow?
Because the Ume blossom is most fragrant elegantly at the time to be scattered.
 Ōshikōchi Mitsune (859-925) : Shūi Wakashū


  1. I like the ume blossom, so beautiful. I like the far east and I like Ruma-sensei, because she always teaches me many things.

    Arigatou gozaimashita! :)

  2. Que preciosos contrarstes de color...:)

  3. bellísima flor para simbolizar un bellísimo país!
    gracias Ruma por las imágenes preciosas que ofreces!
    un abrazo.

  4. Fantastic post. The photos are wonderful especially the top one and it was a pleasure to learn about the ume blossom and to learn from your photography.

    Ruma you have become one of the best photo bloggers in a very short time.

  5. How adorable! Love the blooms and its colors.

  6. Esas flores son muy hermosas. Una belleza :)


  7. ... un avant-goût du printemps en France! Merci

  8. Hermosa flor, Ruma, con su simbolismo, y el paisaje de la primera imagen me encanta, respira quietud y grandeza natural.

    UN abrazo.

  9. Que bellas experiencias las que vives en esos lugares tan paradisiacos.
    Preciosas fotografías.
    Un abrazo y gracias por enseñarnos ese otro lado del mundo.

  10. Preciosas fotografías. Felicitaciones por estas bonitas exposiciones. Un cordial saludo.

  11. Ruma, de nuevo me impresionas. Preciosas fotos y preciosa flor!

  12. So incredibly enchanting....!!
    The first picture is SUBLIME....I would use it for the bookcover of an enchanting fairytale...!

    Wonderful and truly magic pictures....!!!
    All my best compliments!!!!
    have a happy and sunny weekend!

    ciao ciao elvira

  13. The photos here are sheer beauty! I love all of them.
    Thank you for sharing:)

  14. Unos colores maravillosos, Ruma.
    Preciosas imágenes.
    Gracias por compartir.

  15. The second Picture is so majestic, I love it! :)

  16. Cette fleur est majestueuse et j'imagine son parfum qui doit être d'une délicatesse, merci Ruma de nous la présenter , Bonne journée Ruma !

  17. Beatiful and charming! I am really impressed. Greetings from Gorlice in Poland!

  18. Bello de verdad. Simplemente sin palabras.

    Saludos y un abrazo enorme.

  19. Very nice this series of photos!
    I like very much the compo of the first one..!


  20. Very good job... Your photos are wonderful!!! I really liked all that!!!

  21. So beautiful, as always, Ruma. I have been at a conference this week on the central California coast where the fruit trees are blooming beautifully. I wish I had gotten pictures!!

  22. Merci Ruma pour vos superbes photos!!!
    Belle journée de printemps....

  23. ces photos sont tout simplement merveilleuses !!
    la fleur, que de beauté !

    merci d'être passé sur mon blog :)


  24. Hello Ruma !
    The flower of the last photo is so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing !
    Friendly from France !

  25. Unas imágenes como las tuyas dan ánimos, además son espectaculares, esa primavera que aquí esta a punto de llegar. buenas capturas, un saludo José luis.

  26. I like how the trees, the hills in the foreground, and the mountains in the background all have a similar shape in the first photo. It's very beautiful.

  27. The beauty of these flowers is stunning. Thank you for sharing beautiful photos.

  28. The trees and blossoms are beautiful and your photographs are gorgeous. Thank you for telling us about the ume and sharing these pictures.
    Thank you, too, for visiting my site.

  29. Heisann!

    Godt du minner meg på at du fins langt borte i Østen. Da har vi begge opplevd en strålende mandelblostblomstring denne våren!
    Men du har flere spennende vekster å by på.
    Jeg har alltid vært fascinert og tiltrukket av landene der sola står opp.
    Japan mangler ennå på "der har jeg vært"-lista - dessverre! Forhåpentligvis er det mange år igjen å reise på ;:OD)
    Ha en fin søndag!

  30. Thank you very much for your friendly comm on my blog.

    There is LIFE through all your pictures and I like this idea.

  31. La primavera ya esta llegando al Far East. Que bien!

  32. Como sempre um grande trabalho. lindissimas fotos.

  33. These are so wonderful flowers! Thank you Ruma! Greetings from Luzia.

  34. I have added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit my blog and become a follower also.


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