〜Comparison to nature 拘りのない心〜

I chose this phrase as a motif for my calligraphy work from a website about Zen words.  I learned the passage says that falling flowers, flowing water, moving clouds and sound of flutes don’t adhere to anything; they just come and disappear without leaving any traces.

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禅語を紹介するサイトから選びました。散る花も水も雲も笛の音も、拘りの心は持っていない。ただ現れては流れ去り、跡を残さない、というようなことらしいです。

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〜This calls for a celebration. 雀始巣〜

The seasonal phrase for the latter half of March is this, “sparrows start building nests”.  Because I live quite near Tadasunomori, every morning I hear lots of birds chirping and singing.  Birds have always been familiar to me.  And suddenly I had this idea that this deserves to be celebrated.  That is why I took the photo of my work with a glass with some Japanese saké.

3月後半の七十二候の名称です。私の家は糺の森のすぐ近くなので、毎朝鳥たちの囀りが聞こえます。鳥というのは、ずっと身近な存在でした。それでふと、きっとこれはめでたいのだと思って、お酒を入れたグラスと一緒に写真を撮りました。

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〜Sailing to the island 巨いなる湖〜

Today marks the vernal equinox day, and I read somewhere that visiting Chikubushima Island on this day would bring you lots of good fortune.  And so, I paid a formal visit to the island and the shrines located there.

今日は春分の日ですが、今日竹生島に行くと縁起がいいと何かで読みましたので、その島のいくつもの神社にお詣りして来ました。

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Great lake in springtime/

Little waves/

Come near the gigantic boat/

Calligraphy and translation by Chio

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Balmy day of spring.

Pleasant spring wind.

Spring color.

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〜Chinese name  最終形〜

These are the fifty gerbera daisies that came to my house a few weeks ago.  And the photo shows how they are arranged at the moment.  They have been giving me a lot of delight for long.  I checked the Chinese name for the flower(大丁草)and the flower languages.  There seem to be several different flower languages to each color and the ones I wrote here are general ones, “Filled with light”, “mystery”, “hope” and “advancement”.

数週間前に届いたたくさんのガーベラ。今は写真のように飾っています。長い間楽しませてもらいました。ガーベラの中国名(大丁草)といくつかの花言葉を書きました。色によって、いくつもの花言葉があるようですが、ここに書いた『光に満ちた』『神秘』『希望』『前進』は一般的なもののようです。
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Tiny, little pleasures

I would like to propose these small items be used to decorate your living room, kitchen, entrance and other places in your house or apartment.

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These are “gracious rain” and “pleasant, refreshing”.

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If you get interested in these, please come visit the venue of the next month’s art marché at the art gallery Hakuhou-doh from Friday.

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