10/05/2007

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Ryokan sweeping fallen leaves



waiting for guests ...
I sweep the path again

and again







. Ryokan san and Tamashima Daruma  


. Ryokan Memorial Day  



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Sweeping the mental path, polishing the dustless mirror ... the daily zen activities ...


And with the autumn leaves now falling, sweeping is a real activity. Checking for the most beautiful to entertain the visitors, sweeping, bowing down, looking at autumn colors, sweeping a bit more.

When all is clean, turn around, just to see another leaf fallen on the path ...


Ryokan with his broom ... my good friend ! Click on the little photo above.




sweeping the leaves
with a broom like old Jittoku -
again and again


Fallen Leaves and Jittoku


Kanzan and Jittoku 寒山拾得

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Zen Patriarch Xiangyen Zhixian experiences enlightenment while sweeping

Kanō Motonobu 狩野元信 Kano Motonobu (1476–1559)
kyoogen kyakuchiku 香巌撃竹

Kyōgen Chikan 香嚴智閑
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


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. . hatsubooki 初箒(はつぼうき)first (use of the) broom .
hakizome 掃初 (はきぞめ) first cleaning
... fukihajime 拭始(ふきはじめ)beginning to clean
... hatsusooji 初掃除(はつそうじ)
kigo for the New Year


. WKD - Ryokan Memorial Day .  

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. hooki 箒 / ほうき Hoki, broom, Besen .
hookishi 箒師 making brooms in Edo
hookiya 箒屋 vendor of brooms

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1 comment:

Ella Wagemakers said...

An old Dutch 'spreukje' or saying:

guests
joy when they come
and when they leave

:>) Ella Wagemakers

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