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.
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.
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.