Friday, March 31, 2023

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

" Cherry " Japanese calligraphy


 " ( ō, or sakura ). It is translated as cherry blossom, cherry tree.
This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
semantic  ( tree )  +  phonetic  ( baby, infant )

The cherry blossom is one of the flowers loved most in the Far East.
It has a short period of the flowering with about 1 week.
The transiency is a characteristic.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Today is Cherry Blossom's Day " 27 March " , blessing.

The cherry blossoms bloom basically from the last week of March to the beginning week of April.
It is about 1 week from flowering to falling.

The opening changes by the climate of the year.

Southland blooms a little earlier from the middle of March. North has a place to bloom until the beginning of May.

It is only several days in the chance of the photograph.

Short flowering periods think me to be the cause why cherry blossoms are loved.
The human being is born and must do pass away immediately.

The people of my country may superimpose it on one's fate.
It is also the spirit of Zen, "void (Kū)".

This "one" week is covered in the Far East most happily in year.
We are waiting for the day with you all.

世の中に絶えて桜のなかりせば 春の心はのどけからまし
If there are not cherry blossoms at all in the world, the heart of the spring will be quiet leisurely.
(The feeling that cherry blossoms are impatient for is expressed ironically.)

Japanese three major giants of cherry trees
These three of them are registered as the first natural monument of the country on October 12, 1922.

 (Age over 2000 years old)
 Height of the tree 13.6m, trunk lap 10.6m.
 A giant tree of the maximum grade oldest in Japan.

 (Age over 1500 years old)
 Height of the tree 17.2m, trunk lap 9.1m, the spread are East-West 24m, north and south 21m

 (Age over 1000 years old)
 Height of the tree 19m, trunk lap 9.5m, spread east and west 22m, north and south 17m

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Coming soon, snow white pieces

The case called merely "flower" means cherry blossoms (sakura) in the Far East.
It has been used in waka or haiku from the ancient times.

Here is Kiba park, Tokyo.

Flower viewing ( Hanami ) is a meaning of the sight of the cherry tree in the case of most.
The one of the places most famous abroad is the Potomac river of the U.S.A.

The cherry blossoms are symbols of the spirit of the Far East.
The people spend remaining 51 weeks of one year for only one week to flower.

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

I love you.
sincerely yours.

From Japan.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

" Ume " Japanese calligraphy


 " ( bai, or ume ). It is translated as plum, prune.
This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script.

Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
semantic  (tree, wood)  +  phonetic  (every)

The tree to tell about spring of every year.
The Ume blossoms may be the roles.

" When we are in the midst of enduring fate, the truth is revealed. "
 Vincent van Gogh ( 1853-1890 )

梅の花 匂ふ春べは くらぶ山  闇に越ゆれど しるくぞありける

In springtime when the plum blossoms smell so sweet

even beyond Kurabu Mountain shrouded in darkness they stand out clearly

            紀 貫之 ( 872 - 945 )   古今和歌集

梅の花 なににほふらん 見る人の  色をも香をも 忘れぬる世に

In a world where people who see plum blossoms forget both color and scent

            大弐 三位 ( 999 - 1082 )   新古今和歌集

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Adonis ramosa


The Japanese name is Fukujuso.

Early spring glow

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Japanese apricot


Japanese apricot is the earliest messenger of spring.

 weeping plum

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Alright, let's go a hidden hot spring town


A hidden hot spring town in Japan's unexplored region. 

Ginzan Onsen, Yamagata Prefecture.

Model of Spirited Away ( ghibli animation )

List of hot springs in Japan

My recommendation is Nyuto Onsen, Akita Prefecture, in winter.