Monday, October 8, 2018

Harvest festival  " Grass " Japanese calligraphy

About 2,600 years ago, paddy field remains in Japan.
The history of farming is old.

The Emperor has always cherished paddy rice.
It is the tradition of our country.

Rice cultivation requires cooperation and perseverance.

吹くからに 秋の草木のしをるれば  むべ山風を 嵐といふらん
文屋 康秀 (? - 885)  古今和歌集

" " (sō・kusa). It is translated as grass, weed, herb, etc.
  This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script.

    Etymology : It is phono-semantic compound. 
   semantic 艸 ( grass, plant )  +  phonetic 早 (first)
         Grass growing is certainly fast!

For, "All flesh is like grass, and all of man's glory like the flower in the grass. 
The grass withers, and its flower falls; but the Lord's word endures forever."  
1 Peter 1:24 - 25

ペテロの第一の手紙 第1章 第24 - 25節

Japanese Scenery Autumn Leaves in Naruko Gorge

But when the fruit is ripe, immediately he puts forth the sickle, because the harvest has come.
 Mark  4:29

マルコによる福音書  4:29 

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sincerely yours.