Sei Gen Fu Sho - Twenty Eight -

RYU-HA If you regard RYU-HA as big tree for shelter, you will be safe. But you have to continue to stay by the tree throughout your lifetime. If you regard RYU-HA as pointer, you have to cont…

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - Twenty Six -

うすべにの みやびなるゆえ いわずとも さかしむさきは さえかこころか "I am not going to talk about the reason of the elegance of the light pink. But, I am wondering if the bloom point is on the twig or in the mind." …

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - Twenty Five -

If you want to eat thick and tasty soup, you need grace and patience. If you want to only fill up your stomach, you need nothing. I am not talking about dinner, I am talking about BUGEI. SD100…

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About Shibamata Town

Recently, when I guide my foreigner friend, I take them to Shibamata town. Shibamata is located the east end of Tokyo. Just next of Chiba pref. Asakusa is well known as historical town. But actually,…

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About Sessho

殺生:(Sessho:Taking of life) This is natural phenomenon in Japan, called "Kagiroi" By the dictionary, the meaning of sessho is "The taking of life". But I listened to very interesting lecture f…

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - Twenty Three -

Dress clothes to the body. Dress honesty to the mind. If you dress honesty to the body, it is shame. If you dress clothes to the mind, it is stupid. SD100309 Hekishusai

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About Zen disciples

For these several days, I made some remarks in the Zen group of facebook. To tell the truth, I am doubting about these my remarks by myself. Because, originally Zen is not built by the words. Even …

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About SHURIKEN

Shuriken is the one of the most famous Ninja weapon. But most of the known information is just fiction. Shuriken was not only designed for Ninja. I can say "Ninja used the shuriken, too." Therefore…

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - Twenty -

Last night, I talked to my son as below; "Is there really Oni?" "Yes, it is." "Have you ever seen it?" "Yes, many times." "Where?" "Anywhere, anytime." "I can't see it." "Whe…

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - Nineteen -

水(MIZU) Majority of our body is made of 水. 水 is same pronunciation of "no looking". When 水 is pure, it is invisible. When 水 is dirty, we can see it. The most of pure 水 is flowing. The mos…

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - Eighteen -

流派(RYUHA) The start point of the river is only small water spring. Then, all of natural activity change water spring to big river which head to ocean. If the water remained at one place...that …

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - Seventeen -

試合(SHIAI) :face for the contest 試:The original meaning came from addressed(言) ceremony(式). In short, any kind of sports contest, match and competition. We usually use this word for most of comp…

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - Sixteen -

Dad, what is the meaning of life and death? See, here is coin. The relationship of life and death is just like the back and the front of the coin. Dad, what is the meaning of the coin? You…

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National Foundation Day of Japan.

National Foundation Myth of Japan. Unlike U.S.A. or new countries, Japan doesn't have exact date of foundation. Nobody know when Japan was established. By the view of archeology, there were no b…

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - Fifteen -

門下生 ( MONKASEI ) The original means "The student under the gate". Today, we use this word to the person who is studying traditional arts of Japan. When you determined to study the traditional…

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - Fourteen -

When you move your foot, stay your mind. When you move your mind, stay your foot. Originally, in ancient Japanese, KOKORO(心, mind) came from the sound of rolling sphere. Therefore, when you ste…

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - Thirteen -

Originally, in ancient Japanese, the sound of MA(ま) means time and space. Also means rhythm and timing. 間:It's a time and space for feeling, not for measurement. 真:It's "the only" and "we own". …

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About "GI(義)"

GI(義):Justice, humanity, morality. Originally, the meaning of this Kanji means came from doing politeness beautifully. I think the "justice" deed in ancient is beautiful and polite deed. The …

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About DAN

These are just my little note about "DAN". Sho-dan sho(初:first) : sho(緒:begin, lead) Sho-dan : The dan for the beginning of Bugei and it is for the leading to Bugei. The egg. Nobody know wh…

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About Suneemon

TORII Suneemon (1540-1575) He was part-time soldier. Originally, maybe he was just common farmer. On 1575, he was in Nagashino castle for fighting against to Takeda army. They were invading to th…

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About Kannon

Recently, I watch the outside landscape from office when the closing time of office hour. It is very beautiful sunset glow when the weather is fine. The neighborhood of the horizon is orange, but…

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - Ten -

- 天(Ten) ・ 地(Chi) ・ 人(Jin) - 天之巻 - About Ten - 点(ten):dot, point, spot, mark 転(ten):change, roll, spin, drive 展(ten):expand, spread, extend, build, develop 天(ten):providence, fate, destiny …

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - nine -

- 天(Ten) ・ 地(Chi) ・ 人(Jin) - 地之巻 - About Chi - 智(Chi):wisdom 千(Chi):thousand, many 治(Chi):peace,safe 地(Chi):the earth, ground 智を以て千治を調す是即ち地也。 Harmonize with thousand of peace by wisdom, …

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Sei Gen Fu Sho - eight -

- 天(Ten) ・ 地(Chi) ・ 人(Jin) - 人之巻 - About Jin - 人(Jin):human 仁(Jin):benevolence 尽(Jin):strive 仁は人の基なり。仁を以て尽力す是即ち人也。 The base of human being is benevolence. striving to others by benevolen…

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"BUGEI" and "Martial arts" 2

To tell the truth, there are some other reasons why I always use the word "BUGEI" instead of "Martial arts". Generally, many martial artist said that the Kanji of "武" consist of "戈(spear)" and "止(…

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About Zen

I see many dictionary introduce Zen as "Zen meditation". But the purpose of Zen is not meditation. It seems many people misunderstand it. Zen is the part of Buddhism, but I can say Zen have more…

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"BUGEI" and "Martial arts"

I usually introduce my hobby as "BUGEI". There are many words like "Bujutsu", "Kobudo", "Koryu" and "Kakutogi" for the meaning of martial arts in Japanese. But I feel "BUGEI" is the best exact equ…

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