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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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. Japan after the BIG earthquake .

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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



Photo by plusmin.doorblog.jp


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. Sakura walk PHOTO ALBUM .   


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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.
source : www.dailynexus.com

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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 .


Elaine Andre :









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Pat Geyer :




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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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1/19/2011

Professor Seckel

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Lieber Herr Professor !
is it too late to write
this letter now?




For my unforgettable teacher of East-Asian Art at Heidelberg University.
Professor für Ostasiatische Kunstsgeschichte,
Universität Heidelberg 1965 - 1976


. Prof. Dr. Dietrich Seckel



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12/26/2010

Happy Planet Index

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Happy Planet Index





A site that measures the well-being of people in the nations of the world while taking into account their environmental impact.

http://www.happyplanetindex.org/



The Happy Planet Index
reveals the ecological efficiency with which human well-being is delivered

The index combines environmental impact with human well-being to measure the environmental efficiency with which, country by country, people live long and happy lives. Learn about the ideas behind the HPI, how it is calculated, why we need it and what it can teach us.


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New Economics Foundadion nef

Economics as if people and the planet mattered.
nef is an independent think-and- do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being.

http://www.neweconomics.org/


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Bhutan - Gross National Happiness



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12/24/2010

pipi leaks

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pipi leaks -
an old man wonders
about his health









Thanks for the inspiration to a friend on facebook !



. . . some real wiki leaks


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Christmas Eve

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Christmas eve -
I dream about Germany
in Japanese



. Haiku by Immigrants  






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12/08/2010

little spider

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cleaning the gutters -
a little green spider
runs out of hiding









. SPIDER - a summer kigo  


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11/28/2010

forget and google

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the more I forget
the more I google -
winter solitude








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Dear Gabi san,

This gave me a great smile -- thank you!

Sadly, the reverse is also true :

the more I google
the more I forget -
autumn leaves

Isabelle.


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. The Google Logo in Japan .


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11/13/2010

shiawase happiness

  
  



幸せは足元にあり俳句みち

shiawase wa ashimoto ni aru
Haiku michi




09 mantis looking



happiness
is right at our footsteps -
haiku walk




11 red leaves




06 autumn rose




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02 one yellow





06 cosmos middle





sunshine
grows into shadows -
symphony in yellow




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幸せは青空にある俳句みち

shiawase wa aozora ni aru
haiku michi



22 more gingko momiji





18 momiji beginning




31 vines detail





happiness
is right up in the sky -
haiku walk




28 Hiroshige and red leaves





34 Hiroshige and sunshine









. START the walk from HERE  



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. happiness, bliss (shiawase) and HAIKU   


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11/10/2010

winter morning

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winter morning -
an old witch brews
her magic tea








My husband is away on business,
so I am home alone, for better or worse.



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Some oldies from 2003


A Millionairs Morning

ruby red tail
bird on a branch
in white snow

melting snow
dripping diamonds
from each branch

early sunrays
mere molehills turn
golden mountains

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Morgen eines Millionaers

Rubinroter Schwanz
Vogel auf einem Ast
In weissem Schnee

Schmelzender Schnee
Tropfende Diamanten
Von jedem Ast

Fruehe Sonnenstrahlen
Ein Maulwurfshuegel wird
Zum Goldenen Berg.

And all of this within 30 minutes.
We are all SOOO rich!


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. HOT DRINKS
Winter SAIJIKI
 


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11/09/2010

winter storm

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whatever happens
I take as "the best" --
winter storm



Two large low-pressure systems with cold air over the Sea of Japan, heading down ...
with whipping wind and all ...
a typhoon by any other name ...
and maybe 24 more hours to go ...





what a scene -
colored leaves are blown
before they fall




Outside the window, colored leaves are blown by.
They might have made it on their trees for a bit longer,
if it was not for these bursts of super-strong wind.





In Utsunomiya town they had the first frost of this year on the morning of November 6. About eight days later than usual.


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11/07/2010

salt spilled

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salt spilled
on a black tray -
chrystal galaxies









. WASHOKU
Salt in Japanese Culture
 


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11/04/2010

dokuraku

  
  



独楽


dokuraku
hitori de tanoshimu




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熊谷守一 Kumagai Morikazu
(1880―1977)




to enjoy his garden
all by himself -
to enjoy life





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Kumagai Morikazu
is mostly recognized as a representa-tive painter of the Japanese modern age. Kimura Teizo (1913-2003), a Nagoya art collector, first discovered Kumagai's talents and assisted him in various ways throughout his life. When they first met, Kumagai was 25 and Kimura, 59 but they formed a bond that lasted a lifetime. Many of Kumagai's works are simple and offer the viewer a calm and nostalgic feeling.

Although Kumagai is known generally as a western-style painter, he left behind various styles of artwork, including Japan-ese paintings and calligraphies. Kimura bought more than 100 pieces of his work and his ability to identify authentic talent was amazing. Even after Kumagai's death, Kimura's collection of Kumagai's paint-ings grew year by year.

Kimura and his wife donated the collection to the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art. This collection consists of about 50 oil paintings, 100 Japanese-style paintings, 40 calligraphies, and 20 sculptures and paintings on pottery, which gives the entire picture of Kumagai's artistic output, offering an interesting insight into the diversity of Kumagai's world.


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For the last thirty years of his life, after loosing two children to disease, he lived in a home in Tokyo, with a small garden, that turned out to become his paradise. He put up tree stumps in six locations to enjoy the view, spending hours to observe the animals, from the smallest ants to the bigger birds and the cats in the neighbourhood.



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He could stare at a puddle
until he had grasped
the essence of raindrops.



He could lie on his back on the earth, watching the sun pass through the trees and observe the changes of shadows, the bees and the butterflies, the little flowers and the weeds.


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11/03/2010

Birthday

  
  



a chorus of raven
in the dark morning sky -
happy birthday to me










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birthday kisses -
the lingering taste
of honey










. November 3 -
Culture Day in Japan
was
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Happy birthday, dear Gabi!
お誕生日おめでとうございます。Tanjoubi Omedetou!
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag!
С Днём рождения!!!
СРЕЋАН РОЂЕНДАН, ДРАГА ГАБИ!

Wishes from facebook WKD


  恵

may your birthday be filled with joy
...every day be blessed with poetry
grave or light hearted you could be
unto the last moment of your life!
may your brush be busy
in composing and writing haiku!

Wishes from facebook : Gabi



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10/27/2010

first cold spell clouds

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sudden cold spell -
waiting for a friend
at the station



The weather has suddenly changed, over night, so to say.
Rain and cold wind from Siberia pound this side of Japan, while typhoon 14 is brewing in the south.

Hokkaido is expecting the first snow of the season.


And we plan to have dinner outside . . . ? !



Well, it was too cold for anything outside.
And now, on the morning of 27, it was just five degrees centigrade ... brrr ... and we will be shivering through a cold day.

Our friend is sketching the landscape.

We had some splendid sky formations over the mountains and tanada rice fields ... and a splendid sunset pink storm clouds raging in straight from Siberia ...


next morning


sudden cold spell -
I need another thick
blanket




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 . . . 遊べ 世界の雲たちよ 


89 dynamic sky and tree



. Clouds playing in the sky
PHOTO ALBUM
 



. Sakuo san visiting
Photo album - backwards
 



09 Ohaga sunset clouds


秋日暮れ棚田に雲と遊びたり


autumn sunset
having played with clouds
in terraced rice fields

Sakuo




Thank you so much for your visit, Sakuo san !

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9/23/2010

one day at a time

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one day at a time -
we all have to cope
with life




For a Haiku Friend.




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9/04/2010

Menopause

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menopause -
she even quarrels with
the autumn moon


Menopause -
sie streitet sogar
mit dem Herbstmond



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Visitors, visitors ...
and all bring their problems




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8/17/2010

iceberg

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ice - - berg


Eis - - Berg




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ice

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berg




An island of ice more than four times the size of Manhattan is drifting across the Arctic Ocean after breaking off from a glacier in Greenland. Potentially in the path of this unstoppable giant are oil platforms and . . .
source : www.bestbe.com


A massive iceberg in Greenland has sparked a scientific debate over its threat to shipping and possible links to global warming.

The largest iceberg in almost five decades split from Greenland's Petermann Glacier last Friday and is drifting towards the Arctic Ocean.

A University of Delaware researcher said the ice island, about 30 kms long and 10 kms wide, is four times the size of Manhattan. The last time the Arctic lost such a large chunk of ice was in 1962.

While it is drifting slowly, it is now a constant reminder of the massive maritime tragedy which sank the once-thought unsinkable Titanic passenger liner in 1912.

Some experts worry the iceberg, which is too huge to be stopped, will pose a danger to oil platforms and shipping lanes, while others think the danger is not that immediate.

Researchers are trying to draw up the trajectory of the floating iceberg. They say it is drifting toward the Nares Strait which separates Greenland's northwestern coast and Canada's Ellsemere Island.
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Greenland (Kalaallisut: Kalaallit Nunaat)
is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


Greenland-
icebergs and seals hulks
bark of dogs


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Haiku Culture Magazine, 2013



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8/16/2010

siesta

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siesta time -
the gentle humming
of my fan










. ventilator (senpuuki 扇風機)



It is another hot afternoon here
in the mountains of Okayama ...


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