12/30/2015

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I will try to show you my home in Japan
and other interesting things Japanese,
sorted into some common topics.



Entries from 2007 - 2011

. 02 - HAIKU and HAPPINESS - 02 .


. 03 - Gallery Happy Haiku - Photos .


Haiku, senryu, zappai and other forms of free verse.

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Amida Buddha 阿弥陀如来

Anemones ... アネモーネの朝露

ANIMALS in my Haiku life COLLECTION

April 2007 ... Archives

..... Asian Haiku Trevelogue
China, Taiwan, Thailand and more .....

August 2007 ... Archives

Autumn Days 。。。秋の天高し

Autumn Festival 2005 秋祭り、境神社

Autumn, my autumn, ora ga aki 2012


Autumn Flowers 2002 秋の花
..... Autumn Flowers 2005  雨粒と花 Raindrops
..... Autumn 2005

Autumn Leaves 2005 紅葉

Azalea and Shaka つつじとお釈迦様


Badgers / Tanuki in my Garden 2005 狸
..... Tanuki and my cat, Haiku kun


Bamboo - 竹の物語
. . . . - My Bamboo in Snow -

Begging Monk ... Takuhatsu 托鉢

Birds, our Birds 鳥 の話. Our Roof.
. . . O-Tsu the Cat on a hot tin roof

Black Sheep 黒き羊 and black swan

Bonsai 盆栽

Bridges .. 橋


. Buddha Shaka in my Garden .  
- - - - - Buddha's Voice Frog 仏の声の蛙

Buddha's Footprints (Bussokuseki)   仏足石

Buddha in the winter light / February 2009 Tibetan wooden statue


Buds in Winter 冬の命
..... Dry Flowers 冬の命


Camellia / Tsubaki 椿

Carpet Meditations 2007

Cats in Paradise .. O-Tsu and Haiku-Kun お津と俳句くん

Cat and the Mouse .. Fun with my Computer

CHINA 中国の旅
..... My Asian Haiku Travelogue: China
..... Autumn Memories Keilin, Guilin 桂林

Cicada Birthday 050725  蝉の誕生 semi セミ

Cold Morning  寒い朝、2006

Cooking a Cat ! 猫と一杯, 2005 夏

Cherry Blossoms <> Sakura .. 桜 桜 桜 2005

Cherry Blossom Lake Saigyo and our Lake 西行法師 2005

Cherry Blossom Road 桜道 2005

Chrysanthemums, Fireworks 花火菊 2005

Clouds in my Valley 谷に雲

Clouds after the Rain Chinese Ink Painting, July 2005 中国の墨絵

Clouds at Lake Tomada 雲と池の早春 2005
.... Small Lake in Autumn colors, Namu Amida Butsu !

Cold coming back 寒戻り 2005年3月

Cold Samui 寒い朝 First time below zero, 2005

Cosmos Flowers  コスモス、秋桜


Mt. Daisen 2005 , Beachflowers and WIND

Death and Last Haiku

Decoration Flowers Takahashi Temples, 0507

Dew Tsuyu 朝露

Dimensions ヂメンシオン

Dragon Branches ... Gnarled trees of Japan


Eclipse, solar eclipse May 21, 2012 金環日食


Fallen Leaves - Ochiba 落ち葉


Fear . . . and quotes to cope

February 2007 ... Archives

First Snow .. 初雪 2005年

First Shrine Visit 2006 Hatsu Mode

First Sunrise 2005 .. 初日の出

FLOWERS in my haiku life !Collection

Frankenfood, frankengrass, franken rice genetically modified problems




. Gallery Happy Haiku - Photos .

GARDEN, my garden in my Haiku life COLLECTION

Ghost Stories お化けの話 :o)

Goldenrod (seitaka awadachisoo)   背高泡立草

Google, googling, googeling ... and the memory

Grains of Sand and a bit on the philosophy of the ordinary !

Grasshopper's Wedding Party .... with visitors

Graves in the Mist 霞に墓


Hayama 葉山 the beach close to Kamakura

Harvest Time

Healing Power 癒しと俳句と祈り

Henro Pilgrims in Shikoku 遍路と無縁仏

HOME, my home in my Haiku life COLLECTION


Illusions with Fish 空想と魚

..... My Asian Haiku Travelogue: INDIA

Izumo Kaidoo, the old road to Izumo Katsuyama, Tsuboi, In no sho and many more ...


January 2007 ... Archives

JAPAN, my home in my Haiku life COLLECTION

..... My Asian Haiku Travelogue: JAPAN 1977

Jizoo 地蔵 .. a smiling Stone friend

June 2007 ... Archives
July 2007 ... Archives


... Kamakura, a Haiku Town in Japan 鎌倉と俳句

Kannon, the Bosatsu of Mercy  観音菩薩
.. .. .. Horseheaded Kannon
.. .. .. Kannon in the winter sun, 2006


Karl the Froggie with his family   .. 蛙 ... and his wife Karlina (Hyla japonica)
..... Frog in Buddha's Eye 仏の目にカール君

Karma, the Net of Indra ... grashopper in my teacup

KOAN and Haiku (01) .. 公案と俳句
KOAN and Haiku (02) .. Dreams 夢
KOAN and Haiku (03) .. Original face and Immortality

Koya-san in Wakayama .. Ginko .. Haiku-walk



Lake and Clouds  池と雲

Last Fudo Ceremony 2005 Osame-Fudo  収め不動

Lavender

Leaf, leaves in all seasons

LIFE,
my daily Haiku life
COLLECTION

Lily, My Kannon-Lily 観音ユリ
..... July 2006 : Lily in the Rain 2006年の観音百合
Lily in white - seven days of life

Love . . and mimosa  ミモサと愛情 

LOTUS 蓮、蓮華の花


Magnolia 木蓮 Mokuren

MANDALA .. Just the Beginning 。。曼荼羅

March 2007 ... Archives
May 2007 ... Archives

Medicine Buddha : Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来


.. .. .. .. Mimasaka Haiku
.. .. .. .. From the Province where I live in Japan.
.....  Mimasaka, Postal Town of Doi: My Haiku Walk December 2006
美作市土居宿 , 出雲街道


Moss 石に苔
... Moss at Mt. Mitoku, October 2006

Mother, for my mother

Mountain Gods Yama no kami  山の神

Mountains smiling Yama Warau 山笑う


November 2006


October 2007 ... Archives

Onsen 温泉 Hot SpringHot springs of Japan

Outhouse Joy ..便所の話


Peace, August 6, 2006 Introducing Okamoto Taro 岡本太郎と平和

Philosophy and Haiku

Pine <> Matsu 松の木

Plum Blossoms ... ume ... the Park in Kume

Pottery and Haiku 焼物と俳句


Quietude and the Galactic Ant  静けさと蟻のクシャミ
..... The Sound of Wind, Sound of Clouds (essay) 風の音、雲の音、お茶の音

- - - QUOTES to enjoy with your haiku life !


Rain dripping ..雨もまだ

Rain, Prayer of Rain on my roof 屋根に雨の祈り, September 2006

Rainy Season Tsuyu  梅雨さなかに 満福
..... Rainy Season, Whow ! July 2006 2006年のすごい梅雨

Reflections .. Graves in a mirror 。。田舎の墓

Roses and Rosebuds during all seasons


Sea of Clouds 秋の雲海、2005 Autumn

September 2007 ... Archives

Shelter 仏様にまかせる。。。

Shadows in my haiku
More Shadows in my haiku since 2007

Shintoo Shrine 神道と宮

Shiraishi Island, a Pilgrim's Path 。。。白石島の遍路道、June 2006

Silence 静けさ ... Silence 2005

Simple Daily Happiness 簡単な毎日の幸せ

SKY,
the sky in my Haiku life
COLLECTION


SNOW
..... snowed in December 2005
Snowman Daruma, Yukidaruma .. .. 雪だるま
First Snow 2006
Snow Circle and water basin Feb. 2006
Snow down the Road March 2012
Snowflakes Haiku Collection


Spring 2006 2006年の春

Soaring Mind 鳶の話 Tobi

Spiders in Paradise 。。極楽の蜘蛛

Spotlight, the heavenly spotlight

Spring Weeds 2006, a HAIKU WALK 雑草の春の色
..... Spring, Early in 2007 早春 2007年

Stone Meditation .. Hogen, a Chinese Zen Master
Stone Buddhas .. 石仏
... Amida Buddha
... Arhats in Stone 五百羅漢
... Buddha's Footprints (Bussokuseki) 仏足石
... Buddha's Voice (Shakyamuni)
... Azalea and Shaka (Shakyamuni)
... Lavender leans on Buddha
... Horseheaded Kannon 馬頭観音
... Snow Night Meditation (Shakyamuni)
... Walking with the Gods 神様の散歩道
... STONES,
the stones in my Haiku life
COLLECTION
... STONES and ZEN,
the zen stones in my Haiku life
COLLECTION

Stone Garden 石庭、小堀作

Stone Wall 我が家の石垣


............ SUMMER

Summer Flowers 夏の花々

Summer Iris 杜若

Summer Metamorphosis 夏の変化

Summer Morning 夏の朝、酔仙翁・スイセンノウ

Summer Sky 夏の空


Sunbeam for us all ! 皆のための太陽
..... Sunset in Pink, August 2006


..... My Asian Haiku Travelogue: TAIWAN

Tanada .. Terraced Rice Fields in my Area 大垪和の棚田

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. Tao, Dao and Haiku 道教と俳句
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. Tao of a useless tree  

..... My Asian Haiku Travelogue: THAILAND

Tokei-Ji in Kamakura, January 2006

NEW in 2007: Travelogue through Asia
..... Photos and Haiku from my various trips. China, Taiwan, Thailand

Trees, my best friends .. 巨木
................................ Camphor Tree Kusunoki 楠木 くすのき
................................ Tao of a useless tree  

Trumpet Creeper   凌霄花 のうぜんかずら

Tulips   チューリップの嵐

Typhoon Tokage in Japan October 23, 2004  台風トカゲ

Typhoon Nabi 14 September 2005  台風14号
............................... Green Apples fallen by the typhoon 青林檎
............................... Humans Powerless Katrina 2005
Typhoon 12 - TALAS - September 2011


Universe sparkles .. 宇宙の物語
Unkai 雲海 the sea of clouds in my valley


VALLEY,
my valley in my Haiku life
COLLECTION

Visitors, Guests, Party . . .

Voice of Buddha .. .. Frogs Farting :o) 。。蛙の屁


Water kettles from Nambu ... 南部鉄瓶

Weeds, my Wonderful Weeds

Wild Boars Inoshishi 猪の訪問

Windows Temple Window Shapes お寺の窓の形

Winter 200/06, from December 2005 2005/6年の冬

Winter Wonders ..冬物語

Wisdom 知恵と無知恵

Woodpecker きつつき

Yin and Yang Cats ..陰と陽と猫

Zen Riddles with BEE ..ミツバチと禅
.. .. .. .. .. .. Haiku and Moments
ZEN,
the daily zen in my Haiku life
COLLECTION

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. QUOTES . .. .. .. .. .. to enjoy haiku even more


Hundred Years with Haiku
Translation from Japanese Haikupoets older than 90 years

Introducing Japanese Haiku Poets 

Saijiki for Buddhist Events and other Rituals .. 『俳句仏教歳時記』

Shikoku Summer 2005 Our own Haiku Pilgrimage 四国遍路


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......................... Some of my Haiku Theory


Contents of the Archives

English Spelling and Punctuation

Gijinka, Personification : some thoughts

One Haiku, two Ideas The Basics

Teaching Haiku to Children / also usuful for adults



Haiku Information Board

my KIGO HOTLINE for you !


My Lessons about Haiku

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.. .. .. Health and Happiness

Daruma teaching visceral wisdom

Mead and your Health, Kneipp and Dioskurides
..... ミードと健康の話、デイオスクリデスの有名な薬学集

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。。。。。。。。 Enjoy My Japan and My Haiku !

© 。。Gabi Greve 2004
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/happyhaiku/

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Haiku and Happiness ...
Archives 2007 - 2011

Dr. med. Gabriele Greve
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3/21/2014

snow equinox

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spring for the world -
a snowstorm blankets
my valley



March 21 is the beginning of spring in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere.



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Northern Japan hit by unseasonal weather
A powerful low-pressure system has brought wintry weather to wide areas of northern Japan.
Weather officials forecast that snow will continue to fall from Friday through Saturday as the depression heads northeast along the Pacific coast. They are advising caution against heavy snow and blizzard conditions.

Within the past 24 hours, about 60 centimeters of snow has fallen in northern Tohoku.
Gusting winds up to 90 kilometers per hour were registered on the northern main island of Hokkaido.
The low-pressure system is likely to develop further when it reaches waters east of Hokkaido overnight.

It will bring heavy snow and strong winds to the area early Saturday morning.
The maximum wind velocity could reach 125 kilometers per hour while 40 centimeters of snow is forecast on the northern and eastern coasts.

Tohoku Electric Power Company says some 10,000 households in the northern prefectures of Miyagi and Iwate were without power as of 11 AM on Friday, due to the heavy snow.

Mar. 21, 2014 - NHK news


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3/06/2014

late snow

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late snow
covers the valley -
cats in kotatsu



snow and sunshine
on the same branch -
this old crow




Another cold spell moving in !


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2/07/2014

heavy snowfall

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too much snow -
the old bones ache
just looking at it






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Heavy snow hits wide areas of Japan

Heavy snow has fallen in wide areas of Japan, including Tokyo and surrounding areas.

According to weather officials, as of 8 PM local time 49 centimeters of snow had fallen in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture; 39 centimeters in Kofu; 22 centimeters in Fukushima City and 25 centimeters in central Tokyo.
Strong winds also buffeted areas along the Pacific coast.
Shortly after 7 PM, Haneda Airport recorded maximum winds of about 75 kilometers per hour.

The snowfall will likely get heavier and continue through tomorrow along the Pacific coast, in Tokyo and surrounding areas as well as the Tohoku region in the northeast.
Three people died in 2 snow-related traffic accidents in Ishikawa and Nagano prefectures. Nearly 500 people have been injured. A 71-year-old man is in a coma after he fell on a slippery slope and was trapped under a snow plow.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says the snow caused blackout in parts of Tokyo and 6 prefectures, affecting more than 40,000 households. The snow also paralyzed transport services. About 760 flights from Tokyo's Haneda Airport have been cancelled. Shinkansen bullet trains slowed down on some lines and expressways in the Tokyo Metropolitan area are impassable in places.

Weather officials are warning of more heavy snow, strong winds and high waves. They are advising people to watch out for icy roads and disruptions to transportation services, and refrain from going outdoors if at all possible.


Snowstorm hits Japan
Heavy snowfall has blanketed wide areas of Japan, including Tokyo and surrounding regions.
According to weather officials, as of 6 AM local time, 27 centimeters of snow had fallen in central Tokyo, for the first time in 45 years.
44 centimeters fell in Fukushima City along with 33 centimeters in Sendai and Chiba City.

Strong winds also buffeted areas along the Pacific coast.
At 4:30 AM, Haneda Airport recorded a maximum wind speed of about 80 kilometers per hour.
Snow has almost stopped falling in Tokyo and surrounding areas. But along the Pacific coast in the northeastern region, it will likely to continue until Sunday night.

In Ishikawa and Nagano prefectures, 3 snow-related traffic accidents claimed the lives of 4 motorists. More than 600 people have been injured in the winter storm.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says that as of 6 AM more than 20,000 households in Ibaraki and Chiba prefecture are still without power. The heavy snowfall and strong wind are believed to have caused the blackout.
The stormy weather is also paralyzing transportation services. On Sunday, nearly 200 domestic flights were cancelled.
International flights are also being affected and around 6,000 travelers had to spend the night in Narita Airport.

Shinkansen bullet trains are being forced to slow down on certain lines and some expressway sections in the Tokyo Metropolitan area remain closed to traffic.
Weather officials are warning of more snow, strong wind and high waves. They are advising people to watch out for icy roads and disruptions to transportation services.

Feb. 8, 2014
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1/28/2014

pain

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Spirituality & Practice


The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer
because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.


Thomas Merton



Strength is a capacity for endurance.
One of the dividends of suffering is the universal discovery the we possess a strength within us we never knew we had.
Navigating through a difficult episode not only shows us that inner strength is there but convinces us it will always be there to serve us in the future.
Overcoming gives us an assurance of personal confidence and value that far exceeds what we thought we possessed before our struggles began.


Dennis Wholey



Meditation is not meant to help us run away from difficulties.
It is meant to allow positive healing to take place.
To meditate is to learn
how to stop being carried away by our regrets about the past,
our anger or despair in the present,
or our worries about the future.


Thich Nhat Hanh


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Today's Meditation:

I think that most of the trials and sufferings that we go through are intensified because of the fear we have that they'll never end. If I have a slight cold, it's easy for me to deal with it because it's not that intense and I know that it will pass soon. If I have the flu and I'm in intense pain, fear that the pain will continue kicks in, so I'm no longer suffering just from the sickness, but also from the fear that I have.

Ironically enough, my strength to overcome both the suffering and the fear is through acceptance. My situation is as it is, and unless I cause it to do so, it won't bring on any further suffering. There is a subtle, quiet strength in acceptance that helps people I know to get through almost anything that happens to them.

The strongest people I know are the ones that fight the least--they don't need to fight, for life and its foibles doesn't get them down. They maintain their balance and cheerfulness because they see in every trial a lesson; they see in every bit of pain something new to learn.
Once an affliction becomes a teacher, we don't need to fear it any longer, do we?


Suffering is a part of life, but the degree to which we suffer is pretty much up to us. We make of our situations what we make of them; the power to decide to make something positive of a seemingly negative occurrence is all ours.
What will we do with that power?


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If I walk up a flight of stairs and think about the millions of people who--through no fault of their own--are unable to perform such a simple action,
then my walking up the stairs becomes a precious gift.

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It's far more important to know
what person the disease has
than what disease the person has.


Hippocrates

If you do become sick, who is the person the doctor will be dealing with?
What kinds of thoughts and attitudes will you bring to your own attempts at healing?


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Only when we are no longer afraid
do we begin to live in every experience,
painful or joyous,
to live in gratitude for every moment,
to live abundantly.


Dorothy Thompson


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Chronic Pain:
What psychosocial interventions work?


Those with chronic pain experience higher levels of depression, insomnia, anxiety, suicide somatoform disorders, substance abuse, and personality disorders.
Specifically in terms of anxiety, chronic pain patients experience higher levels of posttraumatic stress disorder and health anxiety (hypochondriasis).

Although most research so far has focused on co-morbid depression and insomnia, a more general theory for explaining the relationship between chronic pain and these disorders has not yet been developed, although a diathesis-stress model has been proposed, where underlying genetic predispositions/vulnerabilities to disorders are then ‘activated’ by the stress associated with the experience of chronic pain.

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. byooma taisan 病魔退散 warding off disease .





. oni ema 鬼絵馬 votive tablets with demons .
to ward off disease


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Every result you get in your life is the combination of the challenge you receive from the reality around you
and your capacity to respond to that challenge.

Fred Kofman


Don't get discouraged if life throws you a challenge that you're ill-prepared to meet. Keep in mind that you have to learn more about it, and when you do so you'll be able to meet it easily. And when you reach this point, the results will grow more and more positive.


We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it, including the thorns.

Orison Swett Marden

source : livinglifefully - February 8, 2014


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You don't need to leave your room.
Remain sitting at your table and listen.
Don't even listen, simply wait.
Don't even wait. Be quite still and solitary.
The world will freely offer itself to you.
To be unmasked, it has no choice.

Franz Kafka

I know that I'm far too often task-oriented, trying to accomplish as much as I can with the short time that I've been granted on this planet.
I often feel that I should spend more time sitting at the table and just enjoying the fact of being, without putting any expectations or worries on myself.
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If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles,
we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing
with the understanding
that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.

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It can be 100 degrees in the shade one afternoon and suddenly there comes a storm with hailstones as big as golf balls, the prairie is all white and your teeth chatter.
That's good - a reminder that you are just a small particle of nature,
not so powerful as you think."

-- Lame Deer, LAKOTA

No event, no relationship, no joy, no sadness, no situation ever stays the same. Every setback is only temporary.
Even setbacks change. Why?
Because the Great Spirit designed the world to be constantly changing.
We are not the center of the universe, we are but a small part. The whole is constantly changing, and we as humans are constantly participating in the change. We have two choices, to resist change or participate in the change.
Every change can be resisted, and every change can be made in cooperation.
What will I choose today, resistance or cooperation?


White Bison - February 10, 2014


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"By listening to the inner self and following one's instincts and intuitions,
a person may be guided to safety."

-- Dr. A.C. Ross (Ehanamani), LAKOTA

Be still and know. The Medicine Wheel teaches the four directions of inner power - not personal power, but the power of God.
These four directions are emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual.
As our emotions get too far out of control, we simultaneously create an equivalent mental picture, our physical body fills with stress and tension, and we become spiritually confused. When we experience these uptight feelings, the best thing to do is mentally pause, slow down our thinking, breathe slowly, or pray and ask the spirits to help.
Only when we approach the stillness of the mind do we get access to our spiritual guidance system.
To be guided, let your mind be still.

White Bison - March 17, 2014


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1/19/2014

snow and sunshine

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bright sunshine
beyond the falling snow -
just for a second



More than 5 cm snow in the morning,
snowing on and off later in the day . . .
minus 4 centigrade to start the day





and a few days later - minus 5

morning in my mountains -
even the fog
is frozen


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1/12/2014

cold wave

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大寒波人の心はあたたかい

great cold wave -
the hearts of people
are so warm



Mostly minus 4 centigrade in the last few days . . .





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1/11/2014

pink snow

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pink snow
on the far mountain range -
the Buddha smiles





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12/29/2013

ice cold

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pink clouds
in the ice-cold sky -
this silent night



This morning was minus 5 centigrade . . .
and -2 at night now.



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. Winter in Ohaga 2013/14 .



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12/24/2013

forget it all

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Christmas time !





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