Friday, May 28, 2010

Zen Colors Fusion

The peach blossom have various kinds.
The expressions are very individual.

In the Far East, they are cultivated as admiration or edible.

The sweet fragrance attracts insects.
I understand their gorgeous clothes clearly from far away.

The pure white seems to be the snow drew on the canvas of sky.

The colors are signs of the bright season.

This poetry was created by Zen priest Ryōkan.

花、無心にして 蝶を招き。
蝶、無心にして 花を尋ぬ。

良寛   (1758 - 1831)

The flower,    no-mindedness...  charms the butterfly.
The butterfly,  no-mindedness...  visits the flower.

Ryōkan (1758 - 1831)

"Flower" Japanese calligraphy

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

Etymology : Ideogrammic compound

(grass) + (change)

This letter resembles the state of a petal dances and gone.

Beauty of Leave...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Faint time and space

Endless ripples...
The traces of the boat some other time will become extinct.

The world such as the illusion.

Something I feel.    Something I look.  
As if nothing happened...   All will be flowing.

A pacific day.

Here is Karatsu, Saga Prefecture.

"Calm spring sea" Japanese calligraphy

春の海  ひねもす 
              与謝 蕪村  (1716-1784)

The spring sea..  all day long
     waves are undulating calmly..  calmly...
Yosa Buson (1716-1784)

His India-ink picture has ultimate artistry.

Yes, the undulation of the sea is the incessant change world itself.
Nobody knows where to arrive at...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Good old memories


   There are parents, brothers, family...
   The place that anyone always returns.

   This house is cultural assets stored in a state about 50 years ago.

   Childhood, I played with friends around my house.
   The long way.   The high wall...

   At the time, I felt so.

   The building becomes old.
   However, the nostalgia...

   They are vivid, still now.

"Home" Japanese calligraphy

"" (ka, or ie). It is translated as house, home.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Semi-cursive script.

Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
(roof)  +  (Pig)

"Home", it is heartwarming word.
There is the place accepting all people.

We can go to there anytime.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

"Spring" Japanese calligraphy

"" (shun, or haru). It is translated as spring.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Seal script.
Regular script please look this one.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
「萅」simplified form.

(grass) + (sun) +  phonetic (village)

Weather piles up in the underground.
And the state that the trees and plants grow from there is expressed.

The beautiful season when throbbing pulse of the life is felt most.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Children's Day, May 5

The Nature is eternity.  However, the human is so ? ...
As far as there are children.

I want to think so...

I will have gone in the wind soon.
I can have nothing then.

However, I may have the smile of children, in my heart...

World children are hope of the human.
Their dreams...

Children is ...  Yes, the our future.

"Dream" Japanese calligraphy

"" (mu, or yume). It is translated as dream.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : change of the source
Word derivation   
(sleep) + (eyes)
The pronunciation   (i)   +   (me)

It changed in "yume" in the Heian era about 1000 years ago.

Various dreams...
There will be the dream to come true in the future by all means.

We believe it. Of course as for the children.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The carp streamers bless children

In the Far East, the carp is an auspicious fish.
They had continued swimming the festival history more than 1000 years.

Many wishes to the happiness are displayed here.

Now, I am seeing wind.
The carp streamers (
Koinobori) are swimming in the deep blue firmament.

Time, Space, Existence,   Eternally..  Stream of Universe...

Oriental spirit had carefully treated all element of the universe for several thousand years.
We might know it in subconscious awareness.

Till now, and for everlasting...

"Wind" Japanese calligraphy

"" (fū, or kaze). It is translated as wind.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Seal script.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
(all)  +  semantic   (insect)

The ancient people thought that all living entities appeared with wind.

Eternal fate.
Born in the wind, Gone in the wind...