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12/16/2010

first snow

  
 

 


07 snow on our roofs



08 roof with powder snow




first snow -
the patterns of roof tiles
in black and white




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. First Snow - hatsuyuki
at GokuRakuAn .




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7/30/2010

summer matting

  
  



fighting
the summer heat -
no time for poetry




01 sunshades




Reed matting to shade the path in front of our home.
This keeps the inside about three degrees cooler than without.
But we have to sit in the semi-dark now
for more than a month.

This is the first time in 15 years living here.



02 sunshades GokuRakuAn




Seen from below

16 our valley




(The big house is our neighbour below.
The two peeking roofs is our GokuRakuAn.)


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3/02/2008

WKD - Tombi, tobi kite

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Tombi 01


signs of my spring -
the tombi high
above my roof




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He lives with his family in the nearby forest and when he starts cruising the valley, we know its time for nestbuilding ! The pronounciation of his hame is tobi or tombi.


The motto of my hermitage is:

To live whilst looking at the back of the tombi.
鳶の背中を見てくらす!

when he cruises the valley below us ...


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nest of the black kite, tobi no su 鳶の巣(とびのす)
kigo for all spring


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The name of the bird by itself is not used as a kigo, we observe the bird all year round.

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. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD .

- Matsuo Basho told his disciples:

鳶に乗て春を送るに白雲や
tobi ni notte haru o okuru ni shirakumo ya

Riding on a kite
to see the parting spring--
the white clouds



... alludes to the Xiaoyaoyou (carefree wandering) chapter of the Zhuangzi, in which the philosopher Liezi is depicted as soaring to the skies by rinding on the wind.
source : Peipei Qiu: Basho and the Dao


Liezi 列子 Resshi (れっし)
[Liezi] could ride the wind and go soaring around with cool and breezy skill, but after fifteen days he came back to earth.
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. Chinese background of Japanese kigo .


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The Black Kite, Milan noir

The Black Kite (Milvus migrans) is a medium-sized bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers.
Wikipedia has more !

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high autumn sky -
the soaring kite
takes my soul


© Gabi Greve, 2005



The days are getting warmer.
We have started cooking outside in the garden, enjoying the splendid view of the green mountains while food is simmering.
The big kite and his wife are circling slowly over our valley.

summer picknick -
a bird dropping right into
the cooking pot


© Gabi Greve, Summer 2007


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. tobishoku, tobi-shoku 鳶職 carpenters
who worked in the fire brigade in Edo .



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2/27/2008

pink morning

  
  




01 pink morning magic



pink morning -
what else can I say but
THANK YOU !




03 pink garden



pink morning
what else can I say but
NAMU AMIDA !




05 neighbours house in pink
my neighbour below




09 chestnut tree and pink




13 forest in pink mist





GokuRakuAn ... the Roof

16 shade and pink sunshine





wild fields in pink sunshine

25 field in pink sunshine






pink morning mist -
GokuRakuAn
at its best




26 mandala valley in pink mist



鴇色の朝を迎えて南無阿弥陀





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薄紅の大垪和の朝や言葉なし

pale pink morning in Ohaga
without words

rosaroter Morgen
in Ohaga ...
ohne Worte



Nakamura Sakuo

Thank you, Sakuo san!


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My Photo ALBUM of this morning
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1/25/2008

snow and icicles

  
  





03 one drop



midnight -
the icicles grow
steadily





01 foxes at night





ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo




06 early morning Buddha



early morning
meditation in snow
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Enjoy my snow !
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1/24/2008

Icicles

  
  







icicles -
the joy of catching
the right moment





06 tip of ice






with my foxes


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with my badger Tanuki


04 tanuki and mouse







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Winter in my garden
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1/23/2008

snowy evening

  
  




01 garden in snowclouds - till Nr. 07




winter evening -
the snowclouds hide
my mountains





03 birds landing branch






empty bird branch -
so cold and wet and
wintery



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1/16/2008

two demons

  
  





01 small demon




winter visitors -
two friendly demons
smile at me





03 hanya







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般若 ... Hanya . Hannya Masks of Japan
More ONLINE Photos


Hannya Masks / Wikipedia




Demons and Hungry Ghosts and Haiku

Daruma and Japanese Ghosts


and soon we have the DEMONS OUT .. Festival of Setsubun
February 3 !


. Men, omote 面 masks of Japan .



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1/07/2008

Frosty morning

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frosty morning -
sipping hot tea
sipping happiness




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12/21/2007

sunny morning

  
  



winter morning <>
I share a sunny moment
just with myself







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nashi

  
  




03 pear head




like the big head
of a small baby ...
what is this ? ??







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12/20/2007

cabbage smiling

  
  





02 smiling cabbage head




Mary Christmas ..
the cabbage smiles
at me





06 Christmas Krippe






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We got this charming little cabbage, a stand for toothpicks, from our local post office.





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12/15/2007

icecold morning

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icecold morning -
the wonderous warmth
of Mozart melodies



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12/14/2007

winter storm

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winter storm -
the shadow of my windwheel
turns faster




We are in the warm kitchen, with a spotlight outside to brighten our dinner table vista!
And tonight it was spectacular.
First the old badger waggled his way along his footpath on the hill.
Then gusts of wind worked their miracle on the shadows.



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10/09/2007

sleepless night

  
  








autumn downpoor -
the new roof drums
a new melody











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More haiku about my
ROOF !




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9/24/2007

Incense

  
  




burning incense -
the different smell
of the last puff





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show me the secret
of your smell -
last puff of incense









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Incense, a topic for haiku !



Before you start worrying, the above poem is not a haiku (no kigo) and not a senryu (no irony or humour).
It is simply a zappai 雑俳 in my Japanese classification sceme.



KIGO HOTLINE
Incense, a topic for haiku ??? A discussion begins ...




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8/31/2007

WKD - New Roof - Carpenter

  
  




autumn rain -
a new roof grows
under blue shadows











September first -
a new roof
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NEW ROOF !
PHOTOS start from HERE !


Our roof is originally a thatched one, like most of them in rural areas more than 80 years ago, with the thatch fastened with ropes on a bamboo grid. That was simply covered with tin plates maybe 40 years ago, when the thatch had too many holes and was not watertight any more. Covering it with tin plates is much cheaper than re-thatching ...

When we bought the house 12 years ago, they told us the roof needed repair, so we pondered it ... until two years ago, a typhoon took part of the ridge decoration off.
We asked a carpenter to do some repairs, but he never showed up, until this year, another typhoon got the bottom plates really welded up high in the air ... now this was time to act !

So we asked a different carpenter, who did it all with his crew of two, in the rain, within three days, to make sure the arriving typhoon number 9, already brewing, will not do more harm.

We were really lucky with the weather, forecast for a strong rainy week, but when the carpenters came, there were dry spells and only soft rain in our area, so they could work under their makeshift tents. And we spent two nights without a proper roof, crossing our fingers for the blue sheets to keep in place, with success, so not much rain found its way inside.

They took off all the old wooden grid and the rusty nails, put on a new thicker grid and added the long tin plates with a new method of screwing it tightly on the thick grid. They also re-screwed the ridge decorations and secured the top decoration, so we hope this will last for a while ... and still hope number nine will pass a different route ...

We have not had any strong wind since the repair started, .. thanks GOD ! .. but I have the feeling it has become more quiet in my bedroom, which is just below this roof and has been moaning and groaning in the slightest wind, when the tin plates started vibrating with their loosened rusty nails.


..... ..... 2007年の台風情報
..... Typhoon Season 2007 .



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daiku 大工 carpenter
tooryoo 棟梁  master carpenter


He is a most important person when building a new wooden home, temple or shrine.




Though there is a core practice shared by all Japanese carpenters, defined by a vocabulary of tools and joints and a methodology of working, a carpenter will typically identify with one of four distinct carpentry professions.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !



煤はきは 己が棚つる 大工かな
susuhaki wa ono ga tana tsuru daiku kana

year-end cleaning —
the carpenter builds a shelf
for his own home

Tr. Stephen Addiss


housecleaning day —
hanging a shelf at his own home
a carpenter

Tr. Makoto Ueda


Großreinemachen –
ein Bord ins eigene Heim hängt
sich der Zimmermann

Tr. Udo Wenzel


Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉
元禄6年冬 - winter of 1694


. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD .

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the master carpenter
loves the new potatoes best -
let's take a quick lunch

Yoshioka Yutaka 吉岡ゆたか , 2007


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Building my new home - Gabi Greve :
. Ground-breaking ceremony (jichinsai 鎮祭 ) .



An important tool of the carpenter:
. nokogiri 鋸 (のこぎり) saw .


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6/02/2007

WKD - Millipede Mukade

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signs of summer -
a centipede
in my bathtub
2007

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a centipede
takes its morning walk -
aah, my kitchen table
2009




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The messenger (retainer) of the deity
Bishamonten was thought of as a centipede!

Bishamon and the Centipede
Daruma Museum


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millipede, centipede
kigo for all summer


mukade 蜈蚣 むかで
"one hundred legs" mukade, hyakusoku 百足虫(むかで)

red centipede, aka mukade 赤蜈蚣(あかむかで)
red-headed centipede, akazu mukade赤頭蜈蚣(あかずむかで)
blue-green headed centipede, aozu mukade 青頭蜈蚣(あおずむかで)
centipede with a bird-head, tobizu mukade 鳶頭蜈蚣(とびずむかで)
"one hundred legs" mukade 百足虫(むかで)




yasude 馬陸 (やすで) millipede
yasude 馬蚰(やすで)
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aka yasude 赤馬陸(あかやすで)red millipede
shiro yasude 白馬陸(しろやすで)white millipede
tobi yasude 鳶馬陸(とびやすで)
tama yasude 球馬陸(たまやすで)round millipede
enzamushi 円座虫(えんざむし)
kusamushi 臭虫(くさむし)"stinking insect"
osamushi 筬虫(おさむし)
amabiko 雨彦(あまびこ)
zenimushi 銭虫(ぜにむし)


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.. .. ninehundred-nine times tock
.. .. one time tack -
.. .. centipede with a wooden leg


Gabi Greve, 2005


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Print by Tsukioka (Taiso) Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

Fujiwara no Hidesato - Tawara Tota Emaki
俵藤太絵巻
is shooting the centipede at the Dragon King’s Palace
近江国三上山の百足退治 Omi, Mount Mikawa


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Fujiwara no Hidesato (赤堀 藤原秀郷)
was a kuge (court bureaucrat) of tenth century Heian Japan. He is famous for his military exploits and courage, and is regarded as the common ancestor of the Ōshū branch of the Fujiwara clan, the Yūki, Oyama, and Shimokōbe families.

Hidesato served under Emperor Suzaku, and fought alongside Taira no Sadamori in 940 in suppressing the revolt of Taira no Masakado. His prayer for victory before this battle is commemorated in the Kachiya Festival. Hidesato was then appointed Chinjufu-shogun (Defender of the North) and Governor of Shimotsuke Province.

Hidesato, also called Tawara no Tota, is a popular figure in the Japanese legend, such as
"Tawara no Tota Conquering the Giant Centipede on Mount Mikami"
Mukadeyama むかで山 / 百足山 "Mount Centipede".
Since he drove away the mukade with his arrow, there are now no people in the village who can see clearly with both eyes.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


Mikami Jinja 御神神社 Mikami shrine at the foot of the mountain 三上山.



. Tawara Toota Hidesato 俵藤太秀郷 Tawara Tota .
Tawara Tōda, "Lord Bag of Rice"
Tawara Tota Emaki 俵藤太絵巻 scroll


. mukade 蜈蚣 と伝説 Legends about the centipede .


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Fukushima 福島県 Tabitomura 田人村

Once Sarumaru Daiyu was hunting a white deer and came down all the way to Nikko. The Huge Mukade 大ムカデ from Nikko eats the children of the white deer, this deer mother had called the famous arrow shooter Sarumaru to help.
He put some spittle on his arrow and shot the mukade dead.
Even now if people want to kill a mudake, they use spittle.


. Sarumaru Daiyu 猿丸大夫 waka poet .


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quoting from Zhunagzi - Chuang Tzu

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The unipede K'uei (Kui) envies the millipede, the millipede envies the snake, the snake envies the wind, the wind envies the eye, and the eye envies the mind.

The K'uei said to the millipede,
"I have this one leg that I hop along on, though I make little progress. Now how in the world do you manage to work all those ten thousand legs of yours?"

The millipede said,
"You don't understand. Haven't you ever watched a man spit? He just gives a hawk and out it comes, some drops as big as pearls, some as fine as mist, raining down in a jumble of countless particles. Now all I do is put in motion the heavenly mechanism in me - I'm not aware of how the thing works."

The millipede said to the snake,
"I have all these legs that I move along on, but I can't seem to keep up with you who have no legs. How is that?"

source : ramblingtaoist.blogspot.jp


. Chinese background of Japanese kigo .




KUI
Classic texts use this name for the legendary musician Kui who invented music and dancing; for the one-legged mountain demon or rain-god Kui variously said to resemble a Chinese dragon, a drum, or a monkey with a human face; and for the Kuiniu wild yak or buffalo.
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. ANIMALS in SUMMER - - - SAIJIKI


. Legends about animals 動物と伝説 - centipede .

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5/02/2007

Rain on Roof

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屋根に雨


spring rain -
the voices of ancestors
on my roof




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4/29/2007

30 years

  
  




thirty years

and not one day

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On April 28, 1977, we set foot to the earth of Japan at Narita Airport.
The stamp is still in the passport.


A friend had rented a preliminary home for us in Hayama, so the next morning we went to the beach and there, right in front on the other side of the bay, was Mt. Fuji in all its splendor, waving a welcome to us !


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