Monday, July 26, 2010

The summer night delight

This traditional festival (hamasaki-gionn-sai Festival) has been held in summer of every year for about 250 years.
It is 15m in height, 6t in weight.

The musical accompaniment consists of the flute, the samisen, the fire bell, the sum drum.

In this town along the seashore, the fisherman and the farmer are main residents.
They enjoy a short-lived festival...

Yes, it is so.   Pleasure is necessary for the life.

These float are completely dismantled until dawn.
In the tomorrow morning, nobody can watch this figure.

"Transiency"...  It is Japanese view of life and death itself.

大蛍  ゆらりゆらりと  通りけり 
  小林一茶 (1763 - 1828)

Big firefly  Swaying slowly, slowly...  Gone through
Kobayashi Issa (1763 - 1828) 

The one night dream.
Here is
Hamatama-chō, Saga Prefecture.

Hamasaki Gionn Sai Festival

This festival car is hardly known to it in spite of the greatest scale in Japan.

It may be a really secret festival...

I am honored in that I was able to introduce them to all of you, my friends.

Thank you for appreciation.

"Summer" Japanese calligraphy

"" (ka, natsu). It is translated as summer.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Hieroglyph

The figure which the man attaches a big mask, and dance.
Then it came to gradually express the size of the person.
It has the meaning of the state that force is prosperous.

"The summer"
It is the season when it is good for a festival.
Human sturdiness may be expressed there.

I seem to hear human heart beating. . .

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Japanese alphabet Island

    This place is the Japanese west end.
   The Scenery is characteristic.

   The quite surface of the sea calms the heart.

    The Japanese alphabet Island (iroha jima) is the general term of a lot of uninhabited islands floating in the sea area between Gulf of Imari eastern part, Hizencho, Karatsu-shi, Saga and Fukushima, Matsuura-shi, Nagasaki  Prefecture.

   The number of the island was considered to be 48, and it was named "the Japanese alphabet Island" from "Japanese alphabet 48 characters".

    If I sometimes come to here...
   This vista lets me forget various things.

   Possibly I may have a feeling that it seems to cause new hope...

"Hope" Japanese calligraphy

"" (bow, nozomu). It is translated as look at, hope, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
(minister) +   (Expand)
The state that a person stretches his/her neck.

(moon)  +  (lose)
It looks like "moon" sees the distance.  
It looks like "lose" looks for a few thing.

Compounds :
希望 (hope, wish), 望郷 (homesickness, nostalgia), 欲望 (greed, desire)

Yes. The man continues looking for a few something.
It may be human essence.

However, as for strong "Hope", there is a case to be realized sometime.
Of course there is often the case that is not so.

It may be often that there is the cause of the human failure in "greed".
Ironically, there is the example very a LOT.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Driving through the forest of black pine.

Now, I'm swimming in the green space.
Here, it is not necessary for me to think about anything.

Sunshine filtering through foliage is sometimes dazzling.

The forest of the black pine spreads out the arc shape about 5km (3.1Mile) length.
This forest is planted with trees all the time for about 400 years.

I posted this forest before.
First one, second.

Here is only the black pine.
There is nothing else.

So. Nothing is necessary for me here...

Here is Karatsu-shi, Saga Prefecture.

"Nirvana" Japanese calligraphy

"涅 槃" (ne - han). It is translated as Nirvana.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

The state that blew out the fire of worldly desires.
The ease of the heart.
The pleasant state to be provided by a heart's-ease.

The state of the Zen. . .