The silhouette of Samurai

Minegaoka-hachiman Jinja, Shinto shrine(峯ヶ岡八幡神社) was established on about 940 AD by Tsunemoto Minamoto(源経基), the origin of Minamoto family(Genji). This shinto shrine is built on the top of h…

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A art...

一芸は万芸に通ず "The philosophy of one artistic skill is applicable to all of artistic skill." To entirely complete a artistic skill makes valuable philosophy for you. In other words, the tho…

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Dancing

口開く 者は眼を 昏くして 眼拓かば 心あれかし "The person who open the mouth has ignorant eyes, the person who opened the enlightened eyes has true mind." The language is illusion. The language is…

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The wind and dew

風に揺れ 露を垂らしむ 草木をば 眼映ゆるも 心留めず "About the grass which is rustled by wind and dripping the dew, we can see it, but we can't keep it in mind." By Hekishusai The all of the thing i…

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HEAVY LOAD

登る程 背負ふ重荷の 嵩増すは 高みに在りて 我鎮ましむ "The reason why load gets heavy on your back so as to climb the high place is to stabilize yourself even if in the high place." By Fudoan Hekishusai …

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A Pine Tree

歳寒くして松柏の凋むに後るるを知る (としさむくしてしょうはくのしぼむにおくるるをしる) "When winter comes, the green of pine tree is recognized." This proverb is about the moderation. Pine tree is an evergreen tree. Usually, unlik…

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SEI GEN FU SHO (星呟風囁) -石(Stone)-

石の上にも三年(いしのうえにもさんねん) Even sitting on the stone for 3 years. This is a Japanese proverb. Direct meaning is; If you can continue to sit on the stone, you will feel pain, but the stone will be…

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Facebook

Recently, facebook is getting populer in Japan. I'm still not sure whether most of Japanese people want to show real name on the internet. But anyway, facebook is getting to be strong competitor of…

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About the rank certificate

Receiving the rank certificate as like the judgment document of the death penalty is polishing your dignity. Receiving the rank certificate as like the love letter is make you more enth…

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Become the way / Observe the way

The person who is going to the way of art should aim to be the way itself. If you want to observe the way instead of to being the road, you must leave from it. But, leaving will be lost of the aim …

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Seat, Rice and Wisteria flower

「末席を汚す(まっせきをけがす)」 If you translate directly, the result should be "Tarnishing the lowest seat.". I use this phrase when I have to explain the position of my Bugei often. The meaning of this …

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利休道歌(Rikyu Doka) Vol.14

【Original】 規矩作法 守りつくして 破るとも 離るるとても 本を忘るな 【Hiragana】 きくさほう まもりつくして やぶるとも はなるるとても もとをわするな 【Roman】 kikusahou mamoritsukushite yaburutomo hanarurutotemo motoowasuruna …

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利休道歌(Rikyu Doka) Vol.13

【Original】 目にも見よ 耳にもふれよ 香を嗅ぎて ことを問いつつ よく合点せよ 茶の湯をば 心に染めて 眼にかけず 耳をひそめて きくこともなし 【Hiragana】 めにもみよ みみにもふれよ かをかぎて ことをといつつ よくがてんせよ ちゃのゆをば こころにそめて めにかけず みみをひそめて きくこともなし 【Roman】 me…

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利休道歌(Rikyu Doka) Vol.12

【Original】 稽古とは 一よりならい 十を知り 十よりかへる もとのその一 【Hiragana】 けいことは いちよりならい じゅうをしり じゅうよりかえる もとのそのいち 【Roman】 keikotowa ichiyorinarai juoshiri juyorikaeru motonosonoichi …

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利休道歌(Rikyu Doka) Vol.11

【Original】 点前には 重きを軽く 軽きをば 重く扱う 味ひをしれ 【Hiragana】 てまえには おもきをかるく かるきをば おもくあつかう あじわいをしれ 【Roman】 temaeniwa omokiwokaruku karukioba omokuatsukau ajiwaioshire 【Mea…

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利休道歌(Rikyu Doka) Vol.10

【Original】 なまるとは 手つづき早く 又おそく ところどころの そろはぬをいふ 【Hiragana】 なまるとは てつづきはやく またおそく ところどころの そろわぬをいう 【Roman】 namarutowa tetsudukihayaku mataosoku tokorodokorono sorowanuoiu …

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利休道歌(Rikyu Doka) Vol.9

【Original】 一点前 点るうちには 善悪と  有無の心の わかちをも知る 【Hiragana】 ひとてまえ たてるうちには ぜんあくと うむのこころの わかちをもしる 【Roman】 Hitotemae Tateruuchiniwa Zen aku to Umunokokorono Wakachiwomoshiru 【Mea…

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Bugeisha for me

Bugeisha is not soldier. Maybe it is similar to warrior. Soldier should belong to a group or organization for their convenience. For a soldier, it is a method to be able to fight most effectively t…

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