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Paradise Hermitage in the mountains of Japan

Okayama prefecture
(about 1000 km from the Fukushima plant)



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1/01/2013

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6/30/2012

WKD - Leap Second - Leap Day - Leap Year

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leap day -
the haiku frogs jump
to new heights



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leap day 閏日 uroobi, junjitsu (うるうび、じゅんじつ)
kigo for early spring


February 29
2012年2月29日

Schalttag, Schaltjahr


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A leap year (or intercalary year)
is a year containing one or more extra days (or, in the case of lunisolar calendars, an extra month) in order to keep the calendar year synchronised with the astronomical or seasonal year.

For example, in the Gregorian calendar, February would have 29 days in a leap year instead of the usual 28. Because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat at an exact number of full days, a calendar which had the same number of days in each year would, over time, drift with respect to the event it was supposed to track.

By occasionally inserting (or intercalating) an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected. A year which is not a leap year is called a common year.

Leap Day
February 29 is a date that occurs only every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the earth does not orbit around the sun in precisely 365.000 days.

A person born on February 29 may be called a "leapling" or "leaper". In common years they usually celebrate their birthdays on 28 February or 1 March.

Chinese calendar
The Chinese calendar is lunisolar, so a leap year has an extra month, often called an embolismic month after the Greek word for it. In the Chinese calendar the leap month is added according to a complicated rule, which ensures that month 11 is always the month that contains the northern winter solstice. The intercalary month takes the same number as the preceding month; for example, if it follows the second month (二月) then it is simply called "leap second month" (traditional Chinese: 閏二月).

Folk traditions
In the English speaking world, it is a tradition that women may propose marriage only on leap years. While it has been argued that the tradition was initiated by Saint Patrick or Brigid of Kildare in 5th century Ireland, it is dubious as the tradition has not been attested before the 19th century.

Supposedly, a 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland (then age five and living in Norway), required that fines be levied if a marriage proposal was refused by the man; compensation ranged from a kiss to £1 to a silk gown, in order to soften the blow. Because men felt that put them at too great a risk, the tradition was in some places tightened to restricting female proposals to the modern leap day, 29 February, or to the medieval leap day, 24 February.

According to Felten: "A play from the turn of the 17th century, 'The Maydes Metamorphosis,' has it that 'this is leape year/women wear breeches.' A few hundred years later, breeches wouldn't do at all: Women looking to take advantage of their opportunity to pitch woo were expected to wear a scarlet petticoat -- fair warning, if you will."



In Denmark, the tradition is that women may propose on leap day 24 February and that refusal must be compensated with 12 pairs of gloves.

In Greece, it is believed that getting married in a leap year is bad luck for the couple[citation needed]. Thus, mainly in the middle of the past century, couples avoided setting a marriage date in a leap year.
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2008 - a LEAP year ...

The 2008 Year of the Frog Global campaign will achieve its goal of helping keep threatened amphibians afloat through the amazing and dedicated efforts of individuals, institutions and regional zoo associations from all around the planet.
http://www.amphibianark.org/YOTFnews.htm



WKD : Basho and his Frog
Hundred Frogs and The Sound of Water
(Mizu no Oto)

.. READ : one hundred frogs


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leap year --
working one day longer
for my pay


Isabelle Prondzynski, 2008


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2012 - a LEAP year ...



. original at illust-library.com


Daruma jumps
to new hights -
this leap day


. Haiku and Daruma san .


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this leap day -
let's all jump
in the Haiku Pond




source : webclipart.about.com



leap year
an ol' frog
sleeps in  


Don Baird





Leap Day... I wonder if Bashou knew?! 

Dennis Chibi




leap year . . .
a last baby step
before march 


Elaine Andre




leap year day . . .
an immigrant asks directions
to his childhood home 


Sandip Sital Chauhan


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a rainbow leaps!
swatting yellow jackets
on Kern River


Jimmy ThePeach


Rainbow Trout - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

Kern River - More in the WIKIPEDIA !


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leap year ---
a Bronx Zoo tree kangaroo
doesn't know what all the fuss about 


a rain storm---
makes a leap day feel
much longer


Fred Masarani


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Vieillir... mais pas trop vite
son anniversaire
tous les quatre ans.



Aging... but not too fast
her birthday
every four years.


Patrick Fetu


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Uniqlo UK sent out a special advertisement on Leap Day,
with what I take to be a haiku :

take a leap
into our lucky dip --
only today

~Uniqlo ad

And another haiku of mine, same day :

leap day --
walking down the stairs
with an extra bounce


~ Isabelle Prondzynski

May we all have an extra bounce in our step this leap year!



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this leap year -
one day older
than last year 


the end of February
additional day for
salary


Gennady Nov


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I was inspired by the Leap Day Folk Traditions !



iThings -
the world grows
smaller each day


sunlight casts doubt...
will a warm february
leap into a cold march? 


Pat Geyer



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snow dances with limbs
turning fouettes and jétés
this leap year


Kit Nagamura






a cold leap day
it snows in Tokyo
rarely long boots


Hideo Suzuki



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nearly leap day--
the class teacher complains
about salary payment


Eric Mwange




Leap Day --
and where was I now
four years ago?


Catherine Njeri



drunken driver --
a young man was killed
this leap day


Isabelle Prondzynski


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haiku - leaping begins
first city
to see the light


Benita Kape




the old man takes
his first walk in months -
leap day


Bill Kenney


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another day
covered in snow -
my leap day


every day
is haiku day -
this leap day



leap day trouble -
my server looses
the connection







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A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied
to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to keep its time of day
close to the mean solar time.
The next leap second will be inserted on
June 30, 2012 at 23:59:60 UTC.

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leap second --
my shadow becomes
longer


Chen-ou Liu, Canada

Note:
At the earliest moment in the morning, a team of scientists at the Paris Observatory added a leap second "to make up for a gradual slowdown in the Earth's rotation."


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WKD Reference: Calendar Systems of the World


. ichinichi saijiki 一日歳時記 One Day Saijiki .


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1/23/2012

dragon and tiger

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dragon and tiger -
rain and wind and
Japanese art





Ozuma Kaname : Dragon and Tiger 小妻要「龍虎図」
at Rakuten online




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ryuugin koshoo 龍吟虎嘯 

龍吟雲起 虎嘯風生
りゅうぎんずれば くもおこり 
とらうそぶけば かぜしょうず

When the dragon sings, clouds are arising.
When the tiger roars, wind is coming.


. Dragon and Tiger .



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5/11/2011

first typhoon

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rainclouds racing
all over Japan -
first typhoon








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4/23/2011

First Swallow - MEMO

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First swallow record of many years ...



Swallow, Tsubame, a kigo
first swallow, hatsu tsubame 初燕



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hatsu tsubame ...
so early, so early,
why did you come ?







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First Typhoon of the Season 2007

Next, we have Frost in the Morning !

Worried about climate changes !



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hatsu tsubame, April 10, 2008



first swallow -
the cherries in full bloom
and chirping in the sky



first swallow -
the silcenc after
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hatsu tsubame, April 23, 2011


first swallow -
the rainy sky turns
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hatsu tsubame, April 4, 2012


first swallow -
trying to cruize
the spring storm


A typhoon-like weather pattern is over Japan since yesterday, this morning was ice on the water basin.


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hatsu tsubame, April 13, 2016

With the cherry blossoms just scattering . . .

. Ohaga Michi no Eki .

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4/20/2011

cherry shade

  
  




01 sakura light and shadow .. till Nr. 13



staying in the shade -
waiting for a haiku
to be born
 






07 one branch in light








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4/18/2011

cherry blossoms debris

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a hazy moon
on the cherry blossoms
on the debris






It has been raining the whole day,
keeping the temperatures
and the mood down.

painting source : matsuog gallery
With paintings of Daruma san.


. WKD : hazy moon 朧月 oborozuki .  

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4/16/2011

capital letters or not

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floating
in the white clouds -
shapes of haiku



. capitalization in ELH .
some theory ...


Floating
in the White Clouds -
Shapes of Haiku




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4/14/2011

land of sakura

  
  







this land of
sakura - this land of
tsunami









桜の国
なれど
津波の国










. Japan - after the BIG earthquake  
since March 11, 2011



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4/08/2011

plum petals

  
  



08 one detail





06 details




disaster in Japan -
plum petals scattered
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radioactive tears

  
  


10 anemone heart



spring rain -
thinking radioactivity
with each drop 








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Tear, tears (namida) Japan. Träne, Tränen


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4/04/2011

GOOGLE logo - INFO

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googling ...
the daily fight
with memory




"flame tree"
another googling spree
to keep me happy





the more I forget
the more I google -
winter solitude







the more I google
the more I forget -
winter solitude



ホリデーシーズン Holiday Season




the Amazon jungle---
people now find their way
using Google


Fred Masarani
Joys of Japan, FB, December 2012



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Google, googling, googeling ...
topic for haiku



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Google Directory - Arts > Literature > Poetry > Forms > Haiku and ...


click at your own risk ... :)
google groups : google.haiku



more:

source : Doodle 4 Google 2010



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gabi,
The world of Googling is great.
It has so many posibilities. A friend from a diferent state sent a picture of a bird in her back yard and asked if I knew the name of it. I didn't, but searched Google ... still didn't find the name. Then found an e- mail address on one of the web pages... sent him an e-mail request... and in an hour, half way around the world I got an answer...(Anhinga)
I love Googling, it connects people around the world...

tt, USA, July 2008


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The Weatherhuman was going to indulge his/her creativity in a pre-Thanksgiving haiku but forgot how many syllables go where.
Funny how Googling "haiku" gets erotic haiku in just a few clicks.
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google logo January 10, 2011



LOGO ... www.google.co.jp/... March 1, 2010


LOGO ... www.google.co.jp/... February 26, 2011
Birthday of Okamoto Taro


LOGO ... www.google.co.jp/... March 3, 2011 Hina Dolls


. LOGO ... Leap Day February 29, 2012 .

Yoshizawa Akira 吉澤章 and origami
March 14, 2012


aasu dii アースデイ earth day
April 22, 2012


kinkan nisshoku 金環日食 solar eclipse
May 21, 2012


Olympic Summer Games 2012
July-August 2012

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Google LOGO on April 1, 2011
They kept changeing every time I clicked ... I wonder how many they have altoghether.



April first -
time to google
with Daruma



Google Daruma
. Daruma Museum Japan


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. Momotaro ( 桃太郎 ) The Peach Boy  


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. All about SUSHI .  





. Udon noodles うどん  


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. Miyajima 宮島 and Itsukushima Shrine  





. Mount Fuji (富士山, Fuji-san, or Fujiyama)  


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GOOGLE art inspired by . my facebook friends .


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. January 18: (万籟鳴・万古蟾) .
featuring the famous Monkey Son Goku 孫悟空, who travelled to China to obtain Buddhist sutras.
saiyuuki 西遊記 Saiyuki


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sailing
the internet seas -
a boat called google


Shared by Stella Pierides ‎.
Joys of Japan, February 2012

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May 4, 2012
Keith Haring キース ヘリング
May 4, 1958 - February 16, 1990
Keith Haring died of AIDS-related illnesses in 1990 at the age of 31.
Keith Haring Foundation
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June 15, 2013



This is in memory of Kobayashi Issa Birthday 小林 一茶、
宝暦13年5月5日(1763年6月15日)- 文政10年11月19日(1828年1月5日))

. Kobayashi Issa in Edo ! .

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June 23, 2013




Mt. Fuji will likely become heritage site
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee is likely to recognize Japan's Mt. Fuji as a World Heritage site.

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3/31/2011

colors of spring

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04 narcissus sunshine


colors of my spring -
one yellow narcissus
one yellow butterfly


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Friends sharing their spring colors

colors of my spring
one last purple,3 new peach
flags at the gate


Brenda Roberts


colours of my spring
one yellow daffodill
one purple crocus


Geoff Sanderson



red cheek child
gray haired granny
blue day dawnning


Barbara Beene


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