Saturday, December 11, 2021

" God " Japanese calligraphy ; Tabira Lord of Heaven temple @ Nagasaki


  " ( shinn, or kami ).  
It is translated as God.  This character is written by Kanzi, Seal script

Phono-semantic compound ; semantic   “ show ” + phonetic   “ lightning ” .

Yes. God shows us everything.
 Everything will get to it as God leads it.

This Church was built in 1918 by settlers from the other places. 
Father French propagator " Lage " and " Doro " let believers emigrate at own expense.

It is registered with the important cultural property of the country.

On January 23, 2007, addition to the world heritage provisional list was decided 
as one of " the church group and Christianity of Nagasaki-related inheritances ".

It is a hill facing the sea in the distance, and the remote place that left the town far away.
Because this area was the home of ' Kakure Kirishitan ' .

The gravestone is south direction in the custom of the Far East.

However, all these gravestones are west directions.
Yes, there are Spain and Portugal, Europe in the direction.

They always look at the west, and sleep.

It is the Far West...

Merry Christmas, and, Happy New Year !!

God bless you all.

From the Far East , JAPAN. ruma

Thursday, November 25, 2021

" Nature " Japanese calligraphy ; The ravine filled with fumes of wild incense.

   自然 " ( shi-zen ). 

It is translated as Nature. 
This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.
  ( self, personal )   +     ( yes, certainly )  

The Nature may affirm all. 
 It is tender very much. And.. severe...

The getting burnt sense seems to be a smell of the far-off memory.    
The absentminded shadow of a farmer may be a symbol of this season.    
I sometimes lose my eyesight of it.

The cold air wraps up the slope.    
The smoke drifts aimlessly.    
It seems to be far... or near ...

    To the upper rice field.  To the sky. . .    
And to the next season. . .    
The memories are wandering all the time. 

木枯に 岩吹きとがる 杉間かな
       松尾 芭蕉   (1644 – 1694)     

A cold wintry wind ... 
 Rock sharp keenly soars 
         From interval of cedars          
       Matsuo Bashō (1644 – 1694)    

Hare is Oniki District, Hasami-chō, Nagasaki Prefecture.

Thank you for your visit, always.  
bless you.
sincerely yours.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

" Autumn " Japanese calligraphy , and Ink brush of my calligraphy tools 

  " (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.

 like a Ink brush

  My brushes.Chinese culture is very fond of four word couplets, 
and the Four Treasures are another example:  
"文房四寶: 、紙、," ( fude,  sumi,  kami,  suzuri )    
"The four jewels of the study: Brush, Ink, Paper, Inkstone."

    Length of the hair of the writing brush is 3 from 5 inch.

 It is very thin and soft. The writing brush which I bought in Shanghai.
   Ink brush differ greatly in terms of size, texture, material and cost.    
It's that can write the letter of various styles thereby. 


This post is a re-edited version of the October 18, 2009 article.

  Thank you for your visit, always.  
bless you.
sincerely yours.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Shining shallow

  Thank you for your visit, always.  
bless you.
sincerely yours.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Photos only #20 Color in the middle of spring


Thank you for your visit, always.  
bless you.
sincerely yours.