5月 May ・ Northern Hemisphere

11月 November ・ Southern Hemisphere


銘Mei

 

 

草笛 Kusabue

 

野原にはいつしか青々とした草が茂り、かつては子供達が草笛を鳴らして遊ぶ姿が見られました。オーストラリアの子供達も草笛を鳴らしますが、草に変わってユーカリ葉の方が使われていると思います。これは「gum leaf whistle」と言われています。今では室内で遊ぶばかりとなり、悲しい気がしています。

When the fields become lush with grass you can see children (and those still young at heart) playing grass whistles. In Australia, a gum leaf is also used as a whistle. As children nowadays spend the majority of their time playing inside, the sight of children running about in the warm, lush grasses of late spring and crafting interesting things with nature is a sight that arouses a happy, nostalgic feeling.

 

 

薫風 Kunpū

 

薫 fragrance 風 breeze) ・青葉の香りを吹きおくる初夏の風です。薫風や千山の緑寺一つ (正岡子規)

 

Towards the end of spring, the green foliage of the mountains and trees around town glisten in the warming sunshine. ‘Kunpú’ is the early summer breeze that carries the sweet, fresh fragrances of the vibrant green foliage.

 

Early summer breeze! / Kunpú ya!

Mountain of thousand green trees; / Senzan no roku

Lone mountain temple. / Tera hitotsu

Masaoka Shiki 1867−1902 Poet and critic

 

Links

http://freett.com/roman/mei.html

http://river9.chagasi.com/tea9.html

http://www.sadoukaikan.com/tea/saijiki.html

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/m-tamago/e/5089b953f9ea030708353dd38853487c