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2015/12/27

shiawase Happy Daruma

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shiawase Daruma 幸せダルマ Happy Daruma






洒水の滝 Shasui no Taki waterfall
Kanagawa, Yamakita town 神奈川県山北町

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2009/12/01

Cotyledon plant

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Echeveria  エケベリア

チワワエンシス(Echeveria)

This plant is also called

Lucky Daruma 福だるま Fukudaruma
福だるま(Cotyledon) コチレドン


or
Sempervivum (Houseleeks or Liveforever)


The top of the leaves is pink and looks almost like the claws of an animal.


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also called

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Daruma Fukumusume だるま福娘 / 達磨福娘
Lucky Daughter Daruma



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. Fuku Daruma 福達磨(ふくだるま)Daruma for good luck


Daruma Museum

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2008/07/19

Suiseki stones

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Suiseki stones ... 水石

Stones for Appreciation

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The Japanese name is derived from SANSUI, landscape painting with mountains and water ...

山水石 。。。 水石


JAPANESE : NHK, Bi no Tsubo, File 97


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quote by Michael:
For centuries, hauntingly beautiful stones have captivated the imagination of collectors with their power to suggest a scene or object. The suggestive possibilities of suiseki are almost limitless, very much like looking at a cloud and seeing running stallions or angels, images unlimited by imagination. In the suiseki world, often heard is the term "wabi-sabi," referring to the deep spiritual understanding of /connection with a suiseki stone.

Prized suiseki are not replicas of natural objects they represent -- instead, they merely suggest the object and capture the object's essence with simple gestures; they awaken the imagination, inviting the viewer to complete the picture. They are simplicity, in accordance with Zen teachings. They are "less is more" captured in stone.

Aesthetic Qualities

Suggestiveness
Subdued Color
Balance
Wabi (inward, spiritual)
Sabi (aesthetics, art)
Shibui (restrained elegance)
Yugen (sudden perception of the elusive)



Learn more HERE:
source :  Suiseki.com ~ The Art of Stone Appreciation


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Basic Information about Suiseki
by Martin Pauli

Sansui ishi (landscape stone)
In Europe a typical mountain is such one like Matterhorn of sharp edged, vertically oriented shape. The ideal mountain in Japan is Mt. Fuji. A horizontally oriented, well balanced mountain with slopes descending softly to the ground, its peak surrounded by clouds.

Sugata-ishi (human shape stone)
If a person in the West will be approached by a stone representing a human shaped it would rather by a stone looking like a famous actor or a garden dwarf. A personage in the eyes of a Japanese person would rather be one of the 33 appearances of Bodhisattva Kannon or an appearance of Daruma, maybe a dancer from the Nara period.

Keisho ishi (object shape stone)
If a stone suggest us a boat, we see a steamboat or a sailboat, the Japanese see a vague suggestion of the treasure boat (takarabune), which plays an important role in Japanese history.

Dokutsu-ishi (animal shape stone)
Westerner sees a dog, a wolf, a dinosaur a cat just because of, it reminds us to it. Japanese do not have the same relation to dinosaurs or wolfs, they appreciate a vague suggestions of animals, which play a specific role in their culture and life. The fox (Inari) for example is one of the many commonly known ghosts (kami), if something goes wrong it must have been the fox.

First element: Shape (katachi)
This is the most important element in judging the relative qualities of a suiseki. The most common method of appreciation is to sit at some distance from the front of the stone and gaze at it. Any stone that has an unnatural feeling at the first glimpse is considered unsuitable. We can also mention the following about the ideal method of viewing a stone.

Three Surface Method (sanmen no ho)
This is considered to be the most basic approach to appreciating suiseki. Three surfaces (sanmen) refer to the front & back, the left & right, and top & bottom of the stone. A balance among these different surfaces is considered to be basic when viewing and judging a stone.

When viewing a stone from the vantage point of these three surfaces, there should be a balance in terms of mass and shape. An outstanding stone is also one in which there is a harmony regarding the size, thickness and shape of the three surfaces.

For an example, if there is a mountain foot on the front of a distant mountain stone (toyama ishi), there ideally should be a foot section on the back as well.

If the right side of the mountain protrudes out, there must also be an extension of some degree on the left side as well. The bottom of the stone is good when the stone „sits“ well in the center in relation to the whole. However, these are all ideals. In actual practice, the three surfaces should basically display a representative form and a certain degree of unity.

Left & right: Same like front and back, the mountains shall look harmonious and natural. The mountain food shall run out on the left side and on the right side. The peek of a mountain shall ideally stand one third from the left or right side, following the principle of the golden section

Top & bottom: Seeing from top, the stone should bend a little toward the viewer, as bonsai should. The stones middle section shall be deeper than its ends. The stones bottom should be - more or less - flat, natural, not cut (It’s allowed to remove a small protrusion if it makes it difficult to place it in the tray (suiban) or carved wooden stand (daiza).



Read more here:
source :  suiseki-beautifulstones.


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Daruma Suiseki だるま水石、水石だるま

無題だが丸みがあってダルマのようにも見える。


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Daruma Stone from River Abekawa, Shizuoka
安倍川鉄丸石 .. ダルマ石








PHOTOS : 猿投庵


. Abekawa, Abe-Kawa 安倍川 / 阿部川 - place names .

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These ones looks like a Daruma to me !

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The appreciation of stone art began in China over 1000 years ago.
From there, it gradually found its way to Korea, Japan and other parts of the world. Nowadays, suiseki, like bonsai, has become an international phenomenon. Many suiseki clubs, often associated with bonsai enthusiasts and bonsai clubs, have sprung up around the world.

Suiseki was first known to have been introduced to Japan during the reign of Empress Regent Suiko around 600 A.D. as a gift from the Chinese imperial court. The Chinese stones, now known to the West as scholar's rocks, were of abstract shapes with bizarre and strange looking but awe inspiring. These stones were fantastically and beautifully shaped often in vertical positions, twisted forms with dramatic overhangs, large and small perforations with projecting terraces and deep crevices with sometimes heavily eroded surfaces.

The appreciation of Chinese stones became popular in Japan, but over the years as the time passed, Japanese connoisseurs of stone slowly moved away from the Chinese styles. Japanese adapted their own aesthetic values as more subtle and horizontal in shapes and depicting the forms of landscape such as of mountains, hills or plateau, or objects such as human, animals or plants. Thus the classification of suiseki was developed.

Suiseki can be classified by shape, surface patterns, place of origin or colors. Suiseki in many aspects is representations of mini-universes surrounding us resembling landscape, objects or others. A stone is just a stone until it has been found and perceived with artistic inspiration. The beauty of the stone can be a matter of a personal taste or can be subject to the rules of the classification such as in suiseki.

Look at more here:
source :  www.luckywonders.com


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More about Scholar's Rocks


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Elegant Stone Artifacts, The Best Collection of Dianbai Golden Wax Stone. 
Yangchun Malachite.
Zhonggo juhuashi. Chinese Chrysanthemum Stones.
Complete Collection and Appreciation of Chinese Fantastic Stones.
Introductory Level Encyclopedia of Stone Collection. 
Fine Elements and Cream Developed Over Time.
An Assemblage of High Quality Lingbi Stones in Baocheng Museum in China.
Lingbi of China.
Wax Stones of Southern China (Lingnan Cerostone of China).
China Chaohou Wax Stone Collection.
Malachite in China.
Chinese Stone Appreciation Masters.
books available on Chinese stone appreciation
source : www.vsana.org






Kernels of Energy, Bones of Earth :
The Rock in Chinese Art

Hay, John





Worlds within worlds

Robert D. Mowry


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spring melancholy -
the scholar's rock
on my desk



The desk as the symbol of the life of a recluse or Daoist saint.


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Exhibition of Stone Art 水石展 だるま 

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Daruma stones

In Suruga、Shizuoka town 駿河、静岡市
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Timeless Fascination:
Scholar’s Rocks at the Musée Guimet

This spring, the Musée Guimet will present the exhibition ‘The Roads of Art in China and Scholar’s Rocks’ (28 March-26 June, 2012).
First used in the Han dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE) to mimic the mountain islands of the immortals in imperial gardens, then set in illustrious elite gardens that imitated the entire universe, rocks weathered by nature into unusual forms were first collected for the studio in the Song dynasty (960-1279). ‘Scholar’s rocks’, as they came to be known, exerted a peculiar fascination as ‘living’ witnesses of the innumerable transformations of the primordial energy, qi, through the ages.
source : www.orientations.com




Rochers de lettrés, itinéraires de l'art en Chine

Au total, une centaine d’objets seront exposés, car outre les pierres seront présentés d’autres objets, ceux qui accompagnent depuis toujours les activités des lettrés, peintres et calligraphes de par leur formation, bien sûr, mais aussi et surtout du fait de leur sensibilité personnelle : pots à pinceaux, pierres à encre, pose-pinceaux etc.

Les pierres qui portent en elles les forces telluriques de l’univers, ont reçu des noms poétiques comme « racines de nuages » ou encore, « os de la terre » On dit aussi qu’elles étaient des pans de la voûte céleste tombés sur notre sol.
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Daruma stones ...
this view of coolness
in my garden




Stones and Daruma 石、岩とだるま だるまいし、達磨石、石達磨

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2008/06/27

Mikan Daruma Mikan

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Mikan Daruma みかんだるま

Mandarin looking like Daruma san



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Daruma mikan 達磨蜜柑(だるまみかん)
mikan named Daruma

sanpookan 三宝柑 (さんぽうかん)
mikan of the three treasures
hooraikan 蓬萊柑(ほうらいかん)
mikan like Mount Horai (in paradise)

Citrus sulcata
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grown in Yuasa, Wakayama pref.
和歌山の湯浅という地方
It was one of the three treasures given to the lord of Wakayama, and it was forbidden to take the plant outside of his domaine.
Its skin is thick, but easy to peel and it had many kernels. Thus it was a symbol for many generations of a family.

kigo for all spring



WASHOKU : Mikan and other citrus fruits
with related KIGO



http://blog.aji-mokkosu.jp/?eid=984626


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Kabocha Daruma as Pumpkin
かぼちゃ達磨, かぼちゃだるま


NAUTRE and Daruma



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2008/05/02

Snowman Daruma

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Snowman Daruma, Yuki Daruma 雪だるま


Before Daruma san became the representative of a SNOWMAN, the Japanese called it "Snow-Buddha", yukibotoke. Especially Issa made many haiku with this word.

- Snowman Daruma - and Haiku


Wintertime -a snowman in every yard! In Japanese these kind fellows are called "Snow Daruma"、maybe because their form resembles the tumbler doll of Daruma san. If you know another explanation, please let me know.

In the season there are of course many Snow Festivals, but only very few Snowman Festivals.

The Daruma Snowman Festival 雪だるま祭
There is a special festival called "Yukidaruma Matsuri" in Shiramine Village, Ishikawa Prefecture, close to Kanazawa City. The village is about 700 Meters above sea level and has more than three meters of snow. So since olden times the everyday life in winter is a battle with the snow masses. 10 years ago the people started to appreciate the snow as something positive and started this festival, where about 2000 snowmen are build all over the village for the visitors to enjyo the "Yukidaruma Week".



The village has only 1200 inhabitants, so there are more snowmen than people for a while! Most of the snowmen have a little hole in the stomac and at night a candle is lit there, as you can see on the picture. The candles last about four hours, so until nine in the evening the village is beautifully lit up by Snowman Daruma.
- source : http://experience-kanazawa.com

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nano block toys

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source : wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hirokage

dog stealing a workman's meal from a snow Daruma

Hirokage - Comic Incidents at Famous Places in Edo
(Edo meisho dôke zukushi - No. 22),


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source : japaneseartsgallery.com/tag/hiyoshi-mamoru
Hiyoshi Mamoru




Children Making Snow-Man(子供遊び 雪だるま)
- Konobu Hasegawa


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Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900)
豊原国周(とよはらくにちか)
Reference


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Snowman Daruma - Beeso Daruma ベーそだるま

Look at more winter photos :
source : togakushi-jinja.jp/blog

. WKD : Togakushi Shrine .

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source : jameelcentre.ashmolean.org


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Snowman Daruma Festival
「雪だるままつり」

In Kanazawa, Northern Japan


(2008年1月28日 読売新聞)

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. WKD : yukidaruma ゆきだるま,雪だるま、雪達磨 .
kigo for late winter




. Yukidaruma Bentoo Box .


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2007/12/01

WKD - Orchids Ran

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Orchid "Daruma"

Purple Rain‘Daruma’




ブラソレリオカトレヤ(ポーツ・オブ・パラダイス ‘グレネイリーズ・グリーン・ジャイアント’× パープル・レイン ‘ダルマ’)‘ジェントル・ブリーズ’

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Purple Rain DARUMA
パープル レイン ダルマ




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Orchidaceae,
commonly referred to as the Orchid family, is a morphologically diverse and widespread family of monocots. It is currently believed to be the second largest family of flowering plants (only the Asteraceae is larger), with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species, found in 880 genera.
The name comes from the Greek "orkhis", literally meaning "testicle", because its root has a similar shape. The term was introduced in 1845 by John Lindley in "School Botany".
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !



Japanese orchid garden shows, Orchid Japan
Reference


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Fûkiran, fuukiran (富貴蘭)
is a Japanese orchid and is translated as
"Orchid of the rich and noble"
, as it was collected by daimyô and samurai. The common name is fûran (fuuran, wind orchid) and the genus/species is 'Neofinetia falcata'. All of these three names are used interchangeably.

These Japanese orchids are grown for the entire plant, not just the flower, with the foliage being the most admired part of the plant. The shapes, patterns, and coloration of the foliage are the most important attributes. The mind-set required to enjoy the delicate variations in shape or stripe of the leaves rather than esteeming the flowers may have something in common with the Japanese taste for the quiet and simple.

Shared by Steve Weiss
Joys of Japan


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Dendrophylax lindenii, the Ghost Orchid
- not to be confused with the
Eurasian Ghost Orchid (Epipogium aphyllum) - is a perennial epiphyte from the orchid family (Orchidaceae). Other common names include Palm Polly and White Frog Orchid. Formerly classified under Polyrrhiza this orchid has recently been moved to the genus Dendrophylax.
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in the rotted hollow
of a tree stump the ghost orchid
reappears


- Shared by Alan Pizzarelli -
Joys of Japan, 2012




host orchids
by the cemetery gate –
I think of monkfish


- Shared by Stella Pierides -
Joys of Japan, 2012


. Anglerfish, angler fish (ankoo 鮟鱇) monkfish .


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H A I K U


kigo for early summer

iwachchidori, iwa chidori 巖千鳥 (いわちどり)
"rock chidori birds"
Amitostigma keiskei



shiran 紫蘭 (しらん) "violet orchid" bletilla
Bletilla is a temperate, terrestrial genus of orchids containing 9 species distributed through China, Japan and Taiwan and Vietnam.
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suzuran 鈴蘭 (すずらん) "bell orchid"
..... kimikage soo 君影草(きみかげそう)"plant of your shadow"
lily of the valley. Convallaria keiskei. Maiglöckchen


tsukubanesoo no hana 衝羽根草の花 (つくばねそうのはな)
Paris tetraphylla. kind of herb Paris
very seldom plant.


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kigo for mid-summer

sekkoku no hana 石斛の花 (せっこくのはな)
..... sekkoku 石斛(せっこく)Japanese Stone Orchid
Dendrobium moniliforme


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kigo for late summer

chidorisoo 千鳥草 (ちどりそう) "Chidori bird plant"
Gymnadenia conopsea. テガタチドリ


fuuran 風蘭 (ふうらん) "wind orchid"
Neofinetia falcata, Angraecum falcatum
Neofinetia falcata is a species of orchid found in China, Korea, and Japan.


gankooran 岩高蘭 (がんこうらん) Empetrum nigrum
var. japonicum


kochooran, kochoo ran 胡蝶蘭 (こちょうらん)
"orchid like a lake butterfly", moth orchid
..... uchooran 羽蝶蘭(うちょうらん)
Orchis graminifolia
iwaran, iwa ran 岩蘭(いわらん)"cliff orchid"
Arima ran 有馬蘭(ありまらん) "orchid from Arima"
Phalaenopsis



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kigo for mid-autumn

ran 蘭 (らん) orchid
shuuran 秋蘭(しゅうらん)autumn orchid
..... ran no aki 蘭の秋(らんのあき)autumn of the orchid
ran no hana 蘭の花(らんのはな)orchid flower
ran no ka 蘭の香(らんのか) fragrance of an orchid
Fam. Orchidea. Orchidee


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kigo for all winter

katorea カトレア cattleya

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kigo for early winter

kanran 寒蘭 (かんらん) orchids in the cold


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夜の欄香にかくれてや花白し
yoru no ran ka ni kakurete ya hana shiroshi

white flowers
hidden in its fragrance -
evening orchids


Yosa Buson


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蘭の秋心華やぐ午後の茶
ran no aki kokoro hanayagu gogo no cha

flamboyant orchids in autumn
tea in the afternoon


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orchid show
an eclipsed moon
follows me home


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. rangetsu 蘭月(らんげつ) "orchid month"  
august


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Wild orchids in my area, Ohaga, Japan


Photo Gabi Greve, 2010

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. Philippines SAIJIKI  

Vanda
is a genus in the orchid family (Orchidaceae) which, although not large (about fifty species), is one of the most important florally. This genus and it allies are considered to be the most highly evolved of all orchids within Orchidaceae. The genus is very highly prized in horticulture for its showy, fragrant, long lasting, and intensely colorful flowers.
The name "Vanda"
is derived from the Sanskrit name for the species Vanda tessellata.
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August daybreak...
peach Vanda blooms exude
brilliant colors


Willie Bongcaron


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as if mocking
the red tongue of the Vanda
sticks out



the most popular Vanda variety here is the Vanda sanderiana, or locally known as the
waling-waling

- Shared by Bos Tsip
Joys of Japan, 2012


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. YEMEN SAIJIKI  


Some orchids bloom only in March-April, others all year round and some after or with the rainy season.

orchid, just like this, is therefore a
TOPIC for haiku in Yemen.
specially named orchids could become a kigo.


clouds gather
amid the mountains
orchid fragrance

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climbing up
Jabel Raymah..
scent of orchids

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well
grounded in Yemen..
Arabian orchid

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responding to orchids..
the bee
the man



Heike Gewi
Kigo Hotline, September 2010


Reference : Orchid Arabia

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In the case of this particular Ophrys, that animal is a relative of the bumblebee. The orchid offers no nectar or pollen reward; rather, it seduces male bees with the promise of bee sex and then insures its pollination by frustrating precisely the desire it has excited.
The orchid accomplishes its sexual deception by mimicking the appearance, scent, and even the tactile experience of a female bee. The flower, in other words, traffics in something very much like metaphor: This stands for that. Not bad for a vegetable.
source : nationalgeographic.com


人賎しく蘭の価を論じけり
hito iyashiku ran no atai o ronji keri

Men are disgusting.
They argue over
The price of orchids.

Tr. Alex Kerr

Masaoka Shiki 正岡子規


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. PLANTS in all seasons - SAIJIKI


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2007/10/12

Daruma Park

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Daruma Mountain Park
久米島 だるま山公園


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This camellia flower 久米紅 comes from Chinese ancestors.

© Okinawa, Kume Island


Kume Island is located 100km away from Naha city.
The island has lots of forests ant water, so the wet-rice cultivation was popular and the island was called "rice’s island". The island was also mentioned by the Chinese historical book and Japanese one. The island played an important role as a way stop during the Ryukyu dynasties. Neolithic remains were discovered and Ohara shell mounds are an example.
Kume Island is called the most beautiful island and was decided to be reserved as Natural Park

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..... http://www.wonder-okinawa.jp/

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2007/07/11

Daruma Flounder

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Daruma Flounder, Daruma karei ダルマカレイ

Daruma garei
spotted-tail flounder, Largescale flounder
Engyprosopon grandisquama (Temminck)


Long Daruma Flounder ナガダルマカレイ
Up to 10 cm long, lives in the South China Sea.




Daruma flounder with spikes
toge daruma karei トゲダルマカレイ
http://www.geocities.jp/orimitsu/fish/togedarumagarei.html



PHOTO
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http://www.marinenet.co.jp/goodtime/zukan/hirame.htm



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Daruma Fish



Daruma-haze ダルマハゼ:
redhead goby, Paragobiodon echinocephalus (Ruppell)[ハゼ科].



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パンダダルマハゼ Panda Daruma Haze
Paragobiodon lacunicolus
Blackfin Coral Goby


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Daruma-okoze [魚]ダルマオコゼ
monkey fish, Erosa erosa (Langsdorf)[カサゴ科].


. Stonefish (okoze) and KIGO



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Darumatobi [魚]ダルマトビ:
Seale's flyingfish, Prognichthys sealei Abe[トビウオ科].


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Daruma-sabasabatei [貝]ダルマサバサバテイ:
commercial-top, button-shell, Fectus (Rochia) niloticus (Linnaeus)
[ニシキウズ科の巻貝].


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Daruma-gokai [動]ダルマゴカイ:
Sternaspis scutata (Ranzani) [ダルマゴカイ科の環形動物].


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Mebachi / Big-eyed Tuna / 目撥鮪(めばちまぐろ)
目鉢マグロ

It has different names according to the areas: “Daruma shibi” (Mie Prefecture), “Mebuto” (Kyushu). In Tokyo, Shizuoka and Wakayama, it is called “Daruma” when caught a young age.
The best seasons for catching are during the rainy season or the Fall.
This kind of tuna is mainly caught off the shores of Miyagi, Kagoshima, Kochi, Shizuoka, Kanagawa and Hokkaido Prefectures.

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だるま・だるましび(東京・静岡・三重)




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