5/09/2006

Bridge (hashi)

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Bridge (hashi 橋)

***** Location: Japan, worldwide
***** Season: Non-seasonal Topic
***** Category: Humanity


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Explanation



colors moving
in clear water -
a bridge to you


© Gabi Greve, Takamatsu, Ritsurin Park

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A bridge in the sky, RAINBOW
kigo for all summer


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Kamo Ohashi (Kamo oohashi 賀茂大橋)
The great bridge over the Kamo River in Kyoto
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. Kamogawa Odori 鴨川踊 Kamogawa Dance .
and the "long" bridge over the Kamo River 京師 Keishi
by Ando Hiroshige 1797-1858



陽炎や賀茂の大橋浮き沈み
kageroo ya Kamo no oohashi uki-shizumi

heat shimmers -
the great bridge over Kamo river
bobs up and down


Hyakushoo 百姓


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Shijoo oohashi 四条大橋 big bridge at Shijo

Gojoo oohashi 五条大橋 big bridge at Gojo


. Kyoto (Hana no Miyako) .


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Yatsuhashi  八橋 means "eight bridges."
It is named for a location on the Azuma River renowned in Japanese literature, where the water branched into eight channels, each with its own bridge. It is also thought that on crooked bridges one can avoid evil spirits that flow in straight lines.

Iris and the Yatsuhashi bridge are the subject of many folding screens and other works of art.

Read more about Iris and the Yatsuhashi bridge here.

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Nihonbashi, The Central Bridge of Edo
日本橋




. Nihonbashi bridge 日本橋 and Haiku  


***** Kasaibashi Bridge in Tokyo


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一文橋 Ichimonbashi, Kyoto, Nagaoka


さむしろや一文橋も霧の立
samushiro ya Ichimonbashi mo kiri no tatsu


small straw mat -
even on Ichimonbashi
mist rises


Kobayashi Issa


Explanation from Nakamura Sakuo:
At Issa’s time, there was a badge keeper who asked passengers to pay a toll that was one mon 文 (currency small unit ) that is similar to 1 yen or 1 cent.
Whose property is the small straw mat? It was a beggar’s who sat on the mat at the bridge site , asking “Give me a cent “ ( a mon 文).
Do you find poetic pillow word 枕詞 that is sa in samushiro . By this [sa] Issa pictured the poor scene as beautiful poetic scene.
samushiro さむしろ【狭筵】



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Snow at Kamibashi Bridge, Nikko
1930 woodblock print by Hasui Kawase
Hasui Kawase (1883 – 1957) 川瀬 巴水
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***** Setabashi Bridge at Lake Biwa


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The Inland Sea Bridges Road, Shimanami Kaidoo
しまなみ海道

Gabi Greve about a Haiku Pilgrimage along this road.




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submerging bridges along the Shimanto River,
chinkabashi, Shikoku
沈下橋, 四万十川, 四国




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Hanging Bridge in Iya Valley, Shikoku
かずら橋, 祖谷山 Kazurabashi




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Rainbow Bridge, Yokohama
横浜のレインボーブリッジ



Many Photos
http://tokyoyakei.halfmoon.jp/2bridge/2bridge.html

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Worldwide use



London Bridge


she still remembers
the songs from the past -
London bridge


Gabi Greve
in memory of my grandmother


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Manila, Philippies, Quezon Bridge

at 6:00 P.M.
the stench of the hanging
Quezon Bridge

night trip
an almost empty ferry boat
passes by the bridge


Willie Bongcaron, Urban Haiku


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Sidney Harbour Bridge


at Pylon Point
atop the Harbour Bridge
a ship crawls in

Sunil Uniyal


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Things found on the way


Search for the enlightened
and you will not achieve a tranquil mind.
Travel to the ultimate source
and you will encounter a broken bridge.


Chijue Daochong 癡絶道冲 (J., Chizetsu Dochu)
Chinese Zen master, 1169–1250


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. Enkiribashi 縁切り橋 bridge to cut off bad luck .


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HAIKU


building bridges
where there is no river--
the politician


R. K. Singh, India, May 2006

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On the wind swayed bridge
Ganges pilgrims, eyes downcast
Humbly gaze below

© michael epstein, 11-24-03

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From the Shiki Kukai April 2007

mountain bridge —
I pass through
the clouds


Kala Ramesh

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April rain --
the floods carry
away the bridge


~ Lazarus Ogembo

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barefoot bridge --
a boy tiptoes on a log
across the stream


-- Anne Nechesa

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salvation --
my only bridge
to heaven


~ Francis Mwangangi

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pedestrian bridge —
memories of the madman
who lived here


Isabelle Prondzynski


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About a bridge in Osaka, Japan

viewing the bridge
changing colours
the couple move away

Alan Summers & Ian Turner
Publications credits: Presence


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footsteps halt
on the wooden bridge -
white pond lilies


- Shared by Tomislav Maretic, Croatia -
Joys of Japan, 2012




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Related words

observance kigo for early autumn

. kasasagi no hashi 鵲の橋 "magpie bridge" .
On the Tanabata star festival night, magpies come togther to build a bridge with their wings to make the stars reach each other.
..... hoshi no hashi 星の橋(ほしのはし)bridge for the stars
yukiai no hashi 行合の橋(ゆきあいのはし)bridge to meet
yoriba no hashi 寄羽の橋(よりばのはし)
ama no sayohashi 天の小夜橋(あまのさよはし)
momiji no hashi 紅葉の橋(もみじのはし)"red leaves bridge"
ujaku no hashi 烏鵲の橋(うじゃくのはし) magpie bridge

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The Hanging-cloud Bridge at Mount Gyodo near Ashikaga
(Ashikaga Gyōdōzan kumo no kakehashi)
“Unusual Views of Celebrated Bridges in the Provinces”
諸国名橋奇覧
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

source : kiritz.jp/2012/08/hokusai

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***** River (kawa)

***** Rainbow (niji)

***** China : Anji Bridge


***** Bridges in the USA
Bay Bridge San Francisco
Brooklyn Bridge New York

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9 comments:

sakuo said...

Is there any relation between the bridge and cake named Yatuhasi?

sakuo.

anonymous : Genkissu said...

summer solstice --
between me and my father
wind on the bridge


 オルガ・フーパー(Olga Hooper) 

English HAIKU 英語俳句の部
GRAND-PRIX 大賞(1句)

2008 Genkissu! Spirits Up!

http://www.city.hekinan.aichi.jp/KANKOKYOKAI/haiku/genkissu/haikutaikai_kekka.htm#e-taishou

simply haiku said...

Thanks for this translation, Gabi-san.
You introduce to poets many of us are not familiar with. We are grateful.
Robert

Gabi Greve - Issa said...

橋守の鍋蓋ふんで鳴千鳥
hashimori no nabebuta funde naku chidori

plovers cry out
walk on the bridge guard's
cooking pot lid

Tr. Chris Drake

Kobayashi Issa 小林一茶


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Gabi Greve - facebook said...

freezing fog...
driving with ghosts
on the Golden Gate

Jimmy ThePeach

With a great photo HERE
on facebook

Gabi Greve - Basho archives said...

Matsuo Basho and the Great Bridge of Fukagawa 深川大橋
Fukagawa Oohashi
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2 hokku
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MORE about Fukagawa

Gabi Greve - Kabuki said...

shakkyoo 石橋 Shakkyô

A legendary stone bridge, 30 centimeters in width, 30 meters in length, located on top of mount Seiryô in China and overlooking a bottomless precipice.

This is the title of a famous Nô drama, telling the story of a Japanese aristocrat who has renounced the world to become a priest and goes to China in order to find and pray on top of mount Seiryô in front of the grave of Monju Bosatsu, a disciple of Buddha usually depicted as either riding or leading on a leash a Lion look-alike creature.

In Kabuki, the Shakkyô is the background of beautiful Lion dances.

"This lion is invariably associated with the peony flower which attracts him, and butterflies which irritate him. The peony affords the decorative color for a stage property, and the butterflies create movement. In this there is a basic esthetic satisfaction for the spectator in witnessing an expression of the duality of the lion's nature--repose (symbolized by the peonies) and anger (aroused by the butterflies)."

清涼山 Seiryôzan
Mount Seiryô in China.
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source : kabuki glossary
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Gabi Greve - Buson said...

Yosa Buson

寒月や僧に行き合ふ橋の上
kangetsu ya zoo ni yuki-au hashi no ue

this cold moon -
I meet a monk
on the bridge

kangetsu

Gabi Greve - Edopedia said...

Eitaibashi 永代橋 Eitai-bashi bridge

EDO - Tokyo