Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The season of the crop

The color seems to be the departure signal to harvest the paddy-rice.
The clothes changed from green to yellow with the season.

Gentle wind shakes them slowly.

The crops are protected by the bamboo forest.
It seems to be children embraced by mother.

The wavering may be a smile.

The colors to dye this space are born in sequence.
This world will shift from yellow to crimson sometime soon.

The expressions of the Nature are really various.

"Autumn" Japanese calligraphy

"" (shū, aki). It is translated as autumn, fall.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Cursive script.

Etymology : Semantic
秋 ⇒ 禾 (grain) + 束 (bind)
The meaning harvests the crops, and bundle it up.

Autumn is the season of the blessing.
The abundant leads people to the joy.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Calligraphy in the Landscape

Why do I continue blogging?
I seem to have arrived at the one of the answers.

There is my calligraphy in the autumn beautiful scenery.

Here is Poland. And I contributed the work "ZEN".
My Japanese calligraphy" 2010.09.08

Yes, it is so.  My calligraphy passed abroad for the first time.
There seems to be totally
the tokonoma of my house.

This scenery was photographed by joo.
"Urban stories" and "Daily haiku".  She is the author of those blogs.
This post is her and my collaboration.

I thank friends around the world that is interested in Japan, Japanese culture.

"禅 ZEN"   It may be a long journey of the Self-Awareness.
The calligraphy did a trip from the Far East to the far-off Europe.

The line.  The shape.  The placement...
The character expresses are myself, and ultimate technical expression.

The part of my soul will lie there eternally.
It is joy to become the part of the beautiful scene...

"Japanese Calligraphy in the polish landscape"
Thank you, joo.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Where come from, Where go to...

The slow curve modestly extended to here in the grass.
Possibly I maight not have noticed it.

The green was lighted up with daybreak sunlight.

The track disappeared again between the mountains over there.

I might have left from here long ago.  
And I may come back to here sometime.

so, someday...

Here is Ōchi-chō,
Saga Prefecture.

旅に病んで 夢は枯野を かけ廻る
松尾 芭蕉    (1644 - 1694)

Getting sick during trip  Dream blowing through  Wintry field
Matsuo Bashō (1644 - 1694)

This is his farewell poem haiku.

"Travel" Japanese calligraphy

"" (ryo, tabi). It is translated as trip, journey, travel, traveler, traveller.

This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Ideogrammic compound
旗 (flag, streamer)   +  从 (obey)

"旗" means that people line up.
"从" means that people obey an order.

The pair of this character expresses the movement of army corps.
"旅" occurred from that state.

Japanese loves the sound of this words called "TABI".
Haiku and Waka (the 31-syllable Japanese poem) comparing the life to a trip often.

Travel is admiration of the eternity...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The hill where the wind is seen

The island is linked to the land in the suspension bridge.
And the scenery from the observatory seems to be a panorama.

The other side of the island is the Sea of Japan.

The fisherman fishes in the vicinity of Korea border of about 100 miles front north from here.
This area where a wave is very loud, and fast flow of the tide.

It is called "The Genkai Nada (sea)" in particular.

Several fishermen can't come home every year.
Beauty and Strictness. . .

I have a feeling that the strong wind takes my body somewhere.

Here is Yobuko,
Saga Prefecture.

"Bridge" Japanese calligraphy

"" (kyō, hashi). It is translated as bridge.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
木 (tree, wood) + 喬 (The thing which made an arc and built over the high place)

The bridges often have beautiful shape.
Therefore it creates the human drama.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

The view from the shade of trees

Even if it is September, the intense heat of this year still continues.
Another world seems to spread out outside this

The quiet
Shinto shrine where nobody is.

There was the object of worship on steep stairs.
The cedar are set in the backside of the shrine.

Sunshine filtering through foliage of the morning poured into there.

The sculpture is called a pair of stone guardian dogs "Komainu".
There is it in the Shinto shrine by all means.

There is not the signs of life at all.
But, the colors seem to tell it about the autumn sign.

I got in the strong sunlight after having prayed for world peace.
Only Komainu continues watching the outside...

This MARUKUMA Shinto shrine was founded in 1030.
Here is Ōchi-chō,
Saga Prefecture.

"Pray" Japanese calligraphy

"" (ki, inori). It is translated as pray, entreat, beseech.

This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
斤 (ax)  +  示 (show)

"示" means that intention of God is shown.
"斤" means an ax used in the ceremony of the sacrifice.

"示" is used for "
神 (God)".
It is used in a holy kanji.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The scenery in the residence

Narrow the premises. How does the landscape gardening make it look wide?
The garden of
the old temple is similar, too.

If there is nothing, it's lonely.   However, we cannot put it a lot. . .

As possible little and small decoration.
The heart of the service.  It is to meet visitors by frugality.

A lot of contrast, consideration.  There are them in the small world.

Even if the gate closes, the scenery of the inside is seen a little.
Yes, it is so.    The still more beautiful scenery is sky.

There is not the gate there.  It is free, and has the various beauty.

This post is the
last continuance.

if you are interested in landscape gardening Please here, too.
first post. The second post.

My Japanese calligraphy

ZEN」 Please click it. The POST is displayed.

Thank you for watching my calligraphy, All of you.
Today, i gave glory to calligraphy
Tokonoma floor.

There is a big
Inkstone behind calligraphy.


Length is 26cm. Width is 24cm. I write it on the mount.
The mount is called "Colored paper".  It is used by calligraphy commonly.

However, there are not the colors at all.
The surroundings are bordered with thin golden paper.


hanging scroll is written the Chinese poetry.
Length is 200cm. Width is 80cm.

The post of the blog does calligraphy to a little thinner paper.
And the character is lighter than the real thing because of the photography.

The heart may more feel at ease if I do
Japanese tea ceremony with you in this quiet room. . .

Friday, September 3, 2010

The dream of the summer fades away fleetingly...

The eyes of various people watch the illusion of instant.
The space is ephemeral...

That is why. Anyone loves this brightness to waver.

The flower arrangement is golden decoration drawn in darkness.
The petals are scattered immediately.

And it completely becomes extinct.

The wind lets the branch of the brown willow hang over the universe.
Brightness is innumerable stars.

Even if the dream passes out of sight, they will be left in the heart...