10/17/2004

WKD - Cedar sugi KIGO

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Cryptomeria
is a monotypic genus of conifer in the cypress family Cupressaceae formerly belonging to the family Taxodiaceae; it includes only one species,
Cryptomeria japonica
(syn.: Cupressus japonica L.f.).
It is endemic to Japan, where it is known as Sugi (Japanese: 杉).
The tree is often called Japanese Cedar in English, though the tree is not related to the cedars (Cedrus).
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. WKD : kigo for late spring

sugi no hana 杉の花 (すぎのはな) cedar blossoms
sugi no kafun 杉の花粉(すぎのかふん)cedar pollen
sugi nae 杉苗(すぎなえ)cedar seedlings



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kigo for early summer

sugi ochiba, sugiochiba 杉落葉(すぎおちば)
fallen needles (leaves) of cedar




kigo for late summer

Sanpuu Ki 杉風忌 (さんぷうき) Sanpu Memorial Day
Koiya Ki 鯉屋忌(こいやき)"Carp Dealer" Day

. Sugiyama Sanpu 杉山杉風 (Sampu) .
June 13.
One of the 10 important disciples of Basho.


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. WKD : kigo for late autumn


sugi no mi 杉の実 (すぎのみ) nuts from the cedar

..... sugideppo 杉鉄砲(すぎでっぽう)"cedar cannon"


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. WKD : kigo for all winter


sugiyaki 杉焼 (すぎやき)"preparing food in a cedar box"
or wrapped in a piece of cedar bark 杉板焼き



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ama-dare no  .......... 雨だれの
ootsubu kotsubu  .......... 大粒小粒
sugi no eda  ..........  杉の枝



cedartree


dripping rain
in big drops, small drops –
a cedar branch

Regen -
grosse Tropfen, kleine Tropfen
vom Zedernast


. dripping rain haiku from Tanjo-Ji  
Visit on October 2004



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Daruma made from Yakusugi, Cedar from Yakushima



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Yakusugi (屋久杉)
is a Japanese cedar that grows on the mountain 500 metres above sea level. The term "Yakusugi" refers to trees that are more than 1,000 years old. Those less than 1,000 years are called "kosugi." (lit. small Japanese cedar)’. The Japanese cedars in Yakushima may also be referred to as "jisugi" (literally: "locally grown cedars")’, but this also encompasses the kosugi, and is a regional dialect.

In general, the Japanese cedar lives for about 500 years, but Yakusugi lives much longer. Yakusugi that grows on less nutritious granite grows slowly and is grained very tightly. It contains much resin due to Yakushima's high rainfall and high humidity, making it harder to rot. As a result, these trees tend to have longer lives, and many larger trees have been around for more than 2,000 years. Famous examples include the Jōmon-sugi, Kigen-sugi and Wilson stumps, named for their discoverer.
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Cedar trees of Sado Island 佐渡の杉


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Mida no sugi 弥陀の杉
- also called
Darumasugi 達磨杉 / だるま杉


平沢弥陀の杉 Hirasawa no Mida no Sugi

In 蔵王町 Zao (Miyagi 宮城県)
there was an 阿弥陀堂 Amida Hall, now abolished, and on the bottom of its hill there was a huge tree. People come here to pray for becoming pregnant and having an easy birth.

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. WKD : Tree (ki, jumoku) forest  

. Tengu, sugi 天狗と杉と伝説
Legends about Tengu Goblins and Cedar trees .


. Japanese Legends - 伝説 民話 昔話 – ABC-List .
Sugi legends TBA . . .

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11 comments:

Larry said...

Wonderful!



http://thoughtformfunction.blogspot.com/2004/10/winter-sun-bathes-naked-church-no-one.htm

L.LaBounty

. Gabi Greve said...

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Namu Amida Butsu 南無阿弥陀仏

More about this temple in the rain, Tanjoo-Ji and Haiku from Issa.

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Anonymous said...


the main temple's roof
dripping long raindrops...
evening cool


hondoo no naga amadare ya yuusuzumi

本堂の長雨だれや夕涼

by Issa, 1818

An amadare is an eavesdrop: a large drop of water falling from a roof's overhang.

Tr. Davis Lanoue
http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

Gabi Greve said...

Hi Gabi,

The photo is beautiful.
I think this is exactly Issa's image, except that his scene takes place in the evening.

David

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Glad you liked it, David sensei !
GABI

sakuo said...

長雨だれや
dripping long raindrops

この行が大変気になります。
長い「雨だれ]で何を一茶は言いたかった
のでしょうか?

sakuo

Gabi Greve - WKD said...

注連さげし杉の神木花粉撒く
shime sageshi sugi no shinboku kafun maku

the sacred cedar tree
with the sacred rope
scatters its pollen . . .

Murakami Tatsuyoshi 村上辰良

MORE
about divine trees
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Gabi Greve said...

Legends about sugi cryptomeria trees
Miyagi 気仙沼市 Kesennuma


羽田神社 Hada Jinja
In front of the shrine there are two huge pine trees facing each other.
They are 太郎坊の杉 Tarobo-no-sugi and Jirobo-no-sugi 次郎坊の杉.

Tarobo-sugi has a diameter of almost 7 meters.

http://omamorifromjapan.blogspot.jp/2015/05/legends-about-trees.html
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Gabi Greve said...

Legend from Miyagi

寛文11年(1671)3月27日午後、江戸城大手の大老酒井雅楽頭屋敷で、伊達安芸が原田甲斐に斬られた時刻に、伊達安芸屋敷の玄関脇にある大杉が突然折れたという。銅の鍋をその折れ口に伏せてあったので、安芸さんの鍋冠り杉とも忠義杉とも言われた。
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http://www.nichibun.ac.jp/YoukaiCard/C0410605-000.shtml
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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Yamagata
Shōnai 山形 - 庄内 - 伝説 Shonai Yamagata Legends

ryuu no hone 龍の骨 bones of a dragon


In Shonai town, in the Meiji period there was a 巨杉 huge cedar tree between the waterfall and the 不動堂 Fudo Hall, but during a strike of lightning it burned down. In its ashes there where almost two buckets full of white bones. The local gossip says these were the bones of a dragon who had lived below the tree.

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Legend about salmon king from
陸前高田市 Rikuzen Takata, Rikuzentakata
A tale of the Hanawa family 旧家羽縄(ハナワ)家

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Legend from Shiga, Minakuchi
Behind Shrine 八坂神社 Yasaka Jinja is the Ryuu-ga-mori 竜ヶ森 Dragon Forest.
There stood a huge sugi 杉 cedar tree which 6 people could hardly cover with their arms around it. A dragon lived in this tree. The tree was hit twice by lighting, and at the second time, the Dragon went back to heaven.
This special tree broke down during the Isewan Typhoon.
Nearby is a Ryuu-ga-ido 竜ヶ井戸 "Dragon Well" which is used for amagoi 雨乞い rain prayers.
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