LOTUS IN FLAMES

qualia, ephemera, and 'garbage and rocks' excavated from the annotations of one graduate student of Japanese Studies.

Is It Finally Fall?

lotusgreen:

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1804

.山里や秋の雨夜の遠歩き
yamazato ya aki no ame yo no tô aruki

mountain village—
a rainy autumn evening’s
long walk


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1805

.鳥鳴て又鐘がなる秋の山
tori naite mata kane ga naru aki no yama

bird sings again
bell tolls again…
autumn mountain

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1805

.片枝は真さかさまに紅葉哉
kata eda wa massakasama ni momiji kana

on one branch
tumbling head over heels…
autumn colors

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1811

.なかなかに人と生れて秋の暮
naka-naka ni hito to umarete aki no kure

quite remarkable
being born human…
autumn dusk

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1814

.けさ秋と云ばかりでも小淋しき
kesa aki to iu bakari demo ko sabishiki

“First autumn morning!”
just saying it…
lonely

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1814

.秋風やひょろひょろ山の影法師
aki kaze ya hyoro-hyoro yama no kagebôshi

autumn wind—
the mountain’s shadow
is trembling

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1816

.小庇や砂利打やうな秋の雨
ko-bisashi ya jari utsu yôna aki [no] ame

like pebbles pounding
the eaves…
autumn rain

(Source: haikuguy.com)

crashinglybeautiful:

Drifting pitifully in the whirlwind of birth and death,As if wandering in a dream,In the midst of illusion I awaken to the true path;There is one more matter I must not neglect,But I need not bother now,As I listen to the sound of the evening rainFalling on the roof of my temple retreatIn the deep grass of Fukakusa.—Eihei Dōgen (1200 - 1253)
Image by Hasui Kawase, Rainy Night at Maekawa, 1932
from parabola-magazine.

crashinglybeautiful:

Drifting pitifully in the whirlwind of birth and death,
As if wandering in a dream,
In the midst of illusion I awaken to the true path;
There is one more matter I must not neglect,
But I need not bother now,
As I listen to the sound of the evening rain
Falling on the roof of my temple retreat
In the deep grass of Fukakusa.

—Eihei Dōgen (1200 - 1253)

Image by Hasui Kawase, Rainy Night at Maekawa, 1932

from parabola-magazine.


The Face of Another (Tanin no kao) 他人の顔 B & W / 1966 / 124 min. Directed by: Teshigahara Hiroshi (via  The OU FVS Blog)

The Face of Another (Tanin no kao) 他人の顔 B & W / 1966 / 124 min. Directed by: Teshigahara Hiroshi (via  The OU FVS Blog)

(via likebookends)

boymoans:

 

“Today, with a triple hangover, I slowly pedaled and pedaled my wobbly bicycle, like a mist, past a back alley that murmurs condolences.”

boymoans:

 

“Today, with a triple hangover, I slowly pedaled and pedaled my wobbly bicycle, like a mist, past a back alley that murmurs condolences.”

lemmongrab:

賀茂御祖神社 (Kamomioyajinja)平山郁夫 - 表参道南鳥居鴨神社 制作: 大塚巧藝新社 (Hirayama Ikuo - Omotesando Minami Torii Kamo Jinja  production: Otsuka Arts)

lemmongrab:

賀茂御祖神社 (Kamomioyajinja)

平山郁夫 - 表参道南鳥居鴨神社 制作: 大塚巧藝新社 (Hirayama Ikuo - Omotesando Minami Torii Kamo Jinja  production: Otsuka Arts)