June 2014 - #3 

Haiku on photo #13

INOUE, Seigetsu (1822?-1887) is a legendary bleaching haiku-poet in Japan.

 

This haiku seems to be written by the motif of the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, a very popular fairly tale in Japan. Long time ago, a small girl was given birth in a twinkling bamboo tree. She was found by an old bamboo cutter and grown up so fast to a beautiful lady. She was a girl from the moon. So many noble men offered her to marry but finally she went back to the moon. Meanwhile he was walking in the bamboo trees, the scene would remind him the story.

 

''露tsuyu'' or dew is a mataphoric expression in Japanese clasical literature, it means the transience of our lives. Life is too short to love. It is the sense that leads to ''もののあわれMono no aware''

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Place: 大宮八幡神社(杉並区) Omiya-hachiman shrine, Suginami ward, Tokyo

Seasonal Scenes

Hydrangea #2

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Place: Suginami ward, Tokyo

Sunflower #1

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Place: Suginami ward, Tokyo

Hydrangea #4

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Place: Suginami ward, Tokyo

Hydrangea #5

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Place: Suginami ward, Tokyo

Photo Craft SAGITTARIUS

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Furong

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Place: Suginami ward, Tokyo

Hydrangea #3

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Place: Suginami ward, Tokyo