4/03/2008

Cherry Blossom Time

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Cherry Blossom Time and related kigo

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Late Spring
***** Category: Humanity


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The cherry blossom time is very important in the Japanese yearly events.
It is a time to get drunk on the blossoms while sipping rice wine ...
Many kigo have been mentioned elsewhere, see LINK below.

Here are some kigo concerning the activities of us humans during this time.

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cherry blossom viewing party, hana no en
花の宴(はなのえん)(banquet)


"rice wine for the cherry blossoms" 花の酒(はなのさけ)
rice wine for cherry blossom viewing, hanamizake
花見酒(はなみざけ)


cherry blossom viewing, hanami 花見 (はなみ)..... o-hanami お花見(おはなみ)
guest for cherry blossom viewing, hanami kyaku
花見客(はなみきゃく)
..... hana no kyaku 花の客(はなのきゃく)
crowds viewng cherry blossoms, hanami shuu 花見衆(はなみしゅう)
..... hanabito 花人(はなびと)

hanami daru, barrel with rice wine for hanami
花見樽(はなみだる)
nana no yoi, evening with flower watching
花の宵(はなのよい)
hana no maku, curtain to partition one's area for flower viewing
花の幕(はなのまく)

hana shoogi, board or small table for hanami
花床机(はなしょうぎ)

hana no chaya, tea stall to watch flowers
花の茶屋(はなのちゃや)


hanamibune, boat to watch flowers 花見船(はなみぶね)

hana no odori, dancing below the blossoms花の踊(はなのおどり)

hanami oogi, fan used during hanami 花見扇(はなみおうぎ)
hanami tenugui, small towel used during hanami
花見手拭(はなみてぬぐい)
hanamigasa, straw hat used during hanami season
花見笠(はなみがさ)



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hanami bento from Ishino san


hanami bentoo 花見弁当 lunch box for blossom viewing

A good bento, made by mother or bought in a local store ... one of the necessities for blossom viewing !

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. sakuramochi, sakura mochi さくらもち / 桜餅  
rice cakes for cherry blossom viewing
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Worldwide use


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Things found on the way



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HAIKU



At Osaka Tenmangu, enjoying Plum Blossoms


ながむとて花にもいたし頚の骨
nagamu tote hana ni mo itashi kubi no hone

Having seen them long,
I hold the flowers dear, but ah,
The pain in my neck.


. Nishiyama Soin (Soo-In) 西山宗因 .
With more translations of this poem.

source : Tr. Nobuyuki Yuasa


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桜よし花見弁当窓辺かな
sakura yoshi hanami bentoo madobe kana

beautiful cherry blossoms ...
we eat the lunchbox
by the windowside


It has been raining during the hanami in 2006, when this "beginner" wrote the haiku.

source : tenarai-haiku


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Related words

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3 comments:

Gabi Greve - Basho archives said...

Matsuo Basho at Temple Kanei-Ji in Ueno

四つ五器のそろはぬ花見心哉
yotsu goki no sorowanu hanami gokoro kana

my begging bowl set
is not complete but my mind enjoys
cherry blossom viewing . . .

goki 御器 (五器) "honorable bowls" for begging and eating

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Gabi Greve - Basho archives said...

Matsuo Basho in Kyoto

京は九万九千くんじゅの花見哉
Kyoo wa kuman kusen kunju no hanami kana

in Kyoto
there are ninety-nine thousand (people)
watching cherry blossoms
.
numbers and Haiku

Gabi Greve - Basho archives said...

Matsuo Basho age 42 -

菜畠に花見顔なる雀哉
nabatake ni hanamigao naru suzume kana

in a field of rapeseed
they enjoy the blossoms -
these sparrows

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