〜Season of the fruits 今年もいただきました〜

Around this time last year, my neighbors were picking citrus Junos fruits from a tree loaded with so many yellow fruits in their garden and they kindly gave me some. 

This photo shows the fruit they gave me yesterday again from their garden and my calligraphic work of an ancient Chinese poem by a famous poet, Du Fu, in which the character of this kind of fruit appears.

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If you have a favorite character or phrase that you would like me to write, please let me know by sending it (them) to my address, chio_art@yushokai.com

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昨年の今頃、ご近所さんが、お庭のたわわに実った木からたくさん収穫しておられた柚子をいくつか分けてくださいました。

この写真は今年いただいたものと、柚の字の出てくる古い杜甫の詩を書いたものです。

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さて、私の書で見てみたいと思われるお好きな字や、言葉などがありましたら、chio_art@yushokai.com宛にお教えください。

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〜Evening showers in old times このぐらいがいい〜

It is a brief extract from a poem by Su Shi in the Northern Song dynasty in ancient China, a major personality and poet.  Apparently, it is about a gusty evening shower that comes suddenly and then stops quickly.  Now I recall evening showers in summer were just like this when I was growing up.  Rains should fall in this manner.

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中国北宋の著名人であり詩人であった蘇軾の詩の抜粋です。ざあっと降ってすぐに止む夕立を詠んだものだそうです。昔の夕立は確かにこういう感じでした。雨もこんな具合ならいいのに。

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〜Difference in male and female 神社の境内に〜

It was just by a chance that I got to know there are peacocks in a nearby shrine.  Then, I searched for a haiku and a poem from ancient China with a “peacock” motif.  I soon found both but they both are poems on spring season, which means I was a little late to do this.

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ふとしたことから、近くのお宮さんに孔雀がいることを知りました。そこで、孔雀を題材にした俳句と漢詩を探したところ、両方ともすぐに見つかりましたが、両方とも春の詩で、少々遅かったです。

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