7/02/2005

Cooking a Cat ! Goemon





We have an arrangement outside
with an old hearth from the farmhouse
and a barbeque space beside it.

In the middle is the statue of a bager
posing as the Buddhist priest
Daruma San.








Now look who is ready for dinner.








having a sip
with his best friend -
summer evening






友達と ちょっと一杯や 夏の夜







June 2005


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Read my story about the Badger and Daruma:

Tanuki - A Badger posing as Daruma 狸だるま


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



. Tanuki 狸 Badger amulets and toys .


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五右衛門の気分よろしや郷の夏
goemon no kibun yoroshi ya sato no natsu

enjoying the mood
of old Goemon -
summer in the village







Ishikawa Goemon (石川 五右衛門)
(1558 - October 8, 1594) was a semi-legendary Japanese outlaw hero who stole gold and valuables and gave them to the poor.
Goemon is notable for being boiled alive along with his son in public after a failed assassination attempt on the civil war-era warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
A large iron kettle-shaped bathtub is now called a goemonburo ("Goemon bath").

His legend continues to live on, often with greatly exaggerated ninja skills, in contemporary Japanese popular culture.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !





goemon baths at a hot spring 五右衛門風呂 goemonburo


We have a goemonburo in our garden too.


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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi Gabi... I had to look! Cooking a cat indeed :) A saki drinking cat!

I like cats, and that statue is just beautiful... a badger? Whatever it is it's beautifully done... ah, I'd like the artist to make me a simlar cat one :)
L.

. Gabi Greve said...

he is dying
our dear master Ryokan
his cat on his bed

Geert Verbeke
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Thanks, Geert,
and here is my link to Ryokan

http://www.amie.or.jp/daruma/Ryokan.html
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Anonymous said...

It’s very funny photos, Gabi san. ^-^

Bernd san makes everything cleverly, doesn’t he?
That’s very good job!
The same hearth as this was used at my parents’ home
in my childhood.
It reminded me of my old home sweetly. ♪

Overlooking a far mountain range, how is the bath, Haiku kun?

五右衛門の 気分よろしや 郷の夏
(goemon no kibun yoroshi ya sato no natsu)
goemon omitted goemon-buro: means Japanese old form
of bathtub just like he getting in.

Your photos stirred my nostalgia softly.
Thank you very much, Gabi san!

Onohi

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos, lovely story, Gabi san! Wish I were there to enjoy haiku and haiku kun and perhaps even a barbecue -- and OF COURSE the outdoor bath!

Isabelle

Anonymous said...

You brought a smile:-)
This is charming.

P.

Anonymous said...

Mind Games.
I spotted Gabi's post, "COOKING A CAT" and jumped down to her opening line where i "read" ...
"our cat is a constant SAUCE of joy and pleasure..."
Probably says something about me that I really do not want to know:-)
Super picture, Gabi.

D.

Anonymous said...

今宵は何が何だかわかんねぇー。
酔っ払らちまっち。

狸のおとぎばなし。
ぶんぶくちゃがま・・・を思い出しましたです。

S.

Anonymous said...

ガビさん、
猫の俳句くんと狸だるまが仲良しでお友達なのね~

Anonymous said...

Gabi, thanks for the giggle --
a truly delightful page!
L.

Michael Baribeau said...


the cat
extra loving --
I check his bowl

Michael Baribeau

Anonymous said...

Gabiさん
わたしもこれから時々お邪魔いたします。
よもぎ

. Gabi Greve said...

よもぎ様,
ぜひ遊びにきてね。。。

GABI
俳句くん
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. Gabi Greve said...

Here is one more tanuki in the cold

TANUKI in the Cold, 2005 Winter

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