Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The season of " Okunchi " comes around.


  The opening night of the festival.


" Karatsu - Okunchi " festival since 1661 " Hikiyama "is made with lacquered. 
There are 14 of them in all
The red lion of the first " Hikiyama " was made in 1819.
It is held for three days. ( 11/2 ~ 4 ) 

Here is Karatsu-city. Karatsu citizens will be excited again this year,too.

If you are interested in this festival, these movies are recommended.

Thank you for your visit, always.  
I love you.
sincerely yours.

Monday, November 28, 2022

" Autumn " Japanese-Calligraphy


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

Thank you for your visit, always.  
I am grateful for your support.

I love you.
sincerely yours.
From Japan.

Gracias por tu visita, siempre. 
Estoy agradecido por su apoyo.

te quiero.
sinceramente tuyo.
De Japon.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Shichi - Go - San ( seven-five-three ) 


Shichi-Go-San is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Far east. 

For three and seven year-old girls and three and five year-old boys, held annually on November 15.

Shichi - Go - San is said to have originated in the Heian Period (794-1185) amongst court nobles, who would celebrate the passage of their children into middle childhood.

 The children wear the kimono which was various colors.

Chitose Ame, literally " thousand year candy ", is given to children on Shichi-Go-San. 

It is long, thin, red and white candy, which symbolizes healthy growth and longevity. 

A girl has it. The behind boy wears a white Tabi and Hakama.

Here is Tomioka Hachiman Shrine, downtown area of Tokyo. 

Please look at the whole " kimono ", click here.

Monday, November 14, 2022

" Peace " Japanese calligraphy


    "" (WA, yawaragu). It is translated as peace, harmony, Japanese, etc. 

   This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.    

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound   

 和 ⇒ 禾 (grain, rice) + 口 (mouth)    

禾 : The state that the ears of the foxtail millet lower in the shape of a circle    

The form of the circle suggests the peace.    

This kanji brought the meaning to show our nation from ancient times, too.    

You may have heard the Japanese heart. 

The heart of " 和 (WA) ".    

Our ancestor expressed both the peace and the national as one character.    

They prayed to the both for descendants. And left this kanji to us as property.    

 I pray you and yours to peace.

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


Tuesday, November 1, 2022