Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sweet Time

Now, i'm in the flow of gentle wind.
It seems to take all with it somewhere. . .

The ripples play tender sounds.

He comes home from wandering one day.
The loneliness will return in the noise.

Yes.   Slowly.   The movement calmly. . .

This time.   This space..   They will pass...
However, let's meet tomorrow again.

If lucky. . .

あかあかと  日はつれなくも  秋の風
松尾 芭蕉 (1644 – 1694)

In burning red  Unkindly sun  Autumn wind
Matsuo Bashō (1644 – 1694)

"Gentleness" Japanese calligraphy

"" (yū, yasashii). It is translated as gentleness, kind, superior, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
優 ⇒ 憂 (melancholy) + 人 (man)

This character is loved by Japanese.
The people may find the internal characteristic in this.

The sorrow may be gentle with people.
A human being is person that it is more vain than the Nature.

However, the depth seems to be infinite in the same way.

Monday, October 18, 2010

From dawn Until dusk

I may have lost sight of something.
Though there was always it in my very front.

I haven't watched the something. I have noticed nothing.

The sky.   The cloud.   The earth.
And the color...

What would I have watched?

The wonderful blessing has been immediately.
I have been always embraced in them,

with heartwarming gentleness like mother...

The view of the summer please watch this one.
"The summer-colored memory "

"Mother" Japanese calligraphy

"" (bo, haha). It is translated as mother.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Semi-cursive script.

Etymology : hieroglyph
The state of the woman with the nipple.

Mother earth.
It always accepted people.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The tradition of Imari porcelain

"Arita ware (porcelain)" was shipped to the foreign countries in the 17th century by the Imari port.
Therefore it came to be called
Japanese ceramics "Imari porcelain".

Here is a porcelain paint specialty store.
The manufacturing method is transmission from father to son.

"第十三代 今泉今衛門 Imaemon Imaizumi XIII (1926 - 2001)" was one of the best ceramists in Japan.
He was registered as "Living National Treasures of Japan" by nation.

In front of that paint specialty store, there is their studio.
Now, Imaemon Imaizumi XIV succeeds to traditional technique.

You may have watched their works in the art museum.
They are ultimately delicate and graceful.

Please look at their gallery, it is gorgeous.
The gallery of "
Imaemon Imaizumi XIII".  
The gallery of "
Imaemon Imaizumi XIV".
art museum of Imaemon Imaizumi

Here is
Arita, Saga Prefecture.

In a lucky thing, I have a plate of Imaemon Imaizumi.
There is the small universe in it.
The precious porcelain are displayed in the

"Imari porcelain" or "Arita ware"
They are still carefully handed down as the Japanese best of them.

"Precious" Japanese calligraphy

"" (ki, toutoi). It is translated as valuable, precious, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
臾 (moment, instant) + 貝 (sea shell, money, currency)

The shell was used for money in the ancient times.
The ceramic ware and pottery may have been precious articles in old days like that.

It has succeeded to the value as the work of art in the present age.

Anyway, this Etymology is significant...

Friday, October 8, 2010

The mixture of ray and silhouette

The morning sun individualizes figures of black pines in the quiet space.
I alone and millions of black pines.

The silence is more deeper. . .

The shadow becomes extinct every moment.
And the power of the light covers up this world.

The change is silently...

If the time passes, the darkness world comes over again.
From the depths of the forest.

The samsara continues eternally.

Here is
Karatsu-shi, Saga Prefecture.

This place was contributed before..

"Driving through the forest of black pine"

"Tree" Japanese calligraphy

"" (ki, or moku). It is translated as a tree.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Seal script, and hieroglyph.

Seal script is the origin of the kanji.  It shows the history of the kanji.

It is informed that it was created in China of
Western Zhou Dynasty (B.C. 1046 - B.C. 771) more than about 3000 years ago.

When I watch Seal script, I can understand that a kanji is an ideograph well.
It converts a natural agenda into the sign of the letter.
In the Far East of now, it is used as a letter of the seals.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

The stairs ... soar up from sea into firmament

As for the Tanada (Rice Terraces), already finished the harvest.
There is covered with grass.

The strong backlight reflects the sea before my eyes.

Time of several hundred years.  Innumerable people.   Nature. . .
The various elements created this huge sculpture.

The sea breeze always sharpened this valley.

The farmers have lived in this the narrow and remote land.  

 While they are hugging this Tanada.
 While they are embraced to this blue sky...

Here is
Genkai-chō, Saga Prefecture.

"Art" Japanese calligraphy

"芸 術" (gei-jutsu). It is translated as Art.
This character is written by Kanzi,
Regular script.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
芸 ⇒ 云 (cloud) + 艸 (grass)
The state that the clouds spreading through hazily over the grassy plain.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
術 ⇒ 朮 (stick) + 行 (go)
The state to carry through one's faith tenaciously.

The essence of the art is put in this phrase.
The character talks about the property of the art.

I can image them by this etymology.
It may be the eternal message from the people of the ancient times.