6/03/2010

Rock (iwa)

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Rock (iwa)

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Non-seasonal Topic
***** Category: Earth


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Explanation


The word ROCK 岩 iwa  just like this is not a kigo,
but a common topic for haiku.


including

boulder ボルダー big rather round rock
cliff 崖 gake
and other natural formations of this kind.



The word STONE 石 ishi  just like this is also not a kigo,
but a common topic for haiku.





talk to me -
your moving silence
makes me shiver



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Let us look at some kigo with rocks!

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kigo for all spring

iwa oboro 岩朧(いわおぼろ)rock in spring haze

. Spring haziness, Spring mistiness , haze, hazy 朧 oboro




kigo for early spring

. iwa nori, iwanori 岩海苔 いわのり "rock laver"seaweed  




kigo for late spring

. shiohi iwa 汐干岩(しおひいわ)rocks in the tideland


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kigo for all summer


. iwa shimizu 岩清水 fresh water from the rocks



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kigo for late autumn

Iwakura matsuri 岩倉祭 (いわくらまつり) "festival of the rock cave"
shiritataki matsuri 尻たたき祭(しりたたきまつり)
festival of hitting the backside

on the 15th day of the 9th lunar month
at Iwakura Town, Kyoto. Shrine Iwakura Jinja 石座神社
京都市左京区岩倉上蔵町302 
Look at some photos of the shrine
source : kinki/iwakura.htm


This is the festival of Kitayama Iwakura Myoojin, a local deity of Iwakura.
北山石蔵明神祭 Iwakura Myojin

Newly married women come here to pray for getting pregnant and have their back hit by a sacred branch.
This festival has become obsolete in the Meiji period.

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not related to this


. Iwakura waterfall and temple Daiun-Ji 岩倉大雲寺 .
京都市左京区岩倉上倉町305 


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Worldwide use


Uluru (Ayers Rock) Australia



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Things found on the way


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rock garden, stone garden 枯山水 karesansui
"dry garden"


Reference




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. Stone Garden at Takahashi, Japan  


enlightenment stones
in the temple garden -
summer heat


Gabi Greve, Summer 2005



. Kobori Enshu 小堀遠州 (1579 - 1647)  
and his rock gardens 


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. Rocks and stones called DARUMA だるま岩 / 岩だるま



. Rocks called FUDO 不動岩 Fudo Myo-O Cliffs  



. Iwaza 岩座 (いわざ)"rock seat"
for a Buddhist Deity statue



. meoto-iwa 夫婦岩 rock-formation like "a loving couple"



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HAIKU



静けさや岩に染み入る蝉の声
shizukesa ya iwa ni shimi-iru semi no koe

deep silence -
the shrill of cicadas
seeps into rocks


grosse Stille -
das Schrillen der Zikaden
dringt in die Felsen

Matsuo Basho
Tr. Gabi Greve


Discussing various translations
. WKD : Basho at temple Yamadera



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waiting for balmy days
a boulder stands
counting stars

Bamdev Sharma
Nepal, December 2010



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Related words


. Mountain (yama) Peak (gake) hill (oka) .


Inkstone (suzuri) and related KIGO Japan

Power Stone, Strenght Stone (chikara ishi, Japan)
weight lifting

Silence and Stones

Stepping stones Kenya in the rain

Stone buddha (sekibutsu, ishi botoke) Japan

Stone Lantern (ishidooroo) Japan

Stone wall (stonewall) (ishigaki) Japan


iwagaki 岩牡蠣 "oysters from rocky shores"


. iwa hibari 岩鷚 (いわひばり) Alpine Accentor, a kind of lark
..... "rock sparrow", take suzume 岳雀(たけすずめ)
Prunella collaris


. iwagani 岩蟹 rock crabs



. iwa tsutsuji 岩躑躅(いわつつじ) "rock azalea" robes


. Uba Gongen 姥権現 Stone boulder Deity

. Stone Carvings and Sculptures
Magaibutsu 磨崖仏



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3 comments:

anonymous said...

Natsugasumi
Ichimai-iwa no kanki kana

Summer haze:
Single Boulder
rejoicing

Ban’ya Natsuishi

http://www.roadrunnerjournal.net/pages93/Surreal_Haiku.pdf

Anonymous said...

The Japanese garden evolved from the landscaping of gardens and it developed into an original art form to become an important part of the Japanese culture.

The art of Japanese garden is closely associated with the art of architecture and the stone arrangement which are the integral part of the comprehensive art of gardens.

victoria

INFORMATION said...

Green Shinto - Rock power
Westerners are often drawn to the animist side of Shinto, and for those of us who look to the past before the religion was made into an emperor-centred ideology, one of the salient characteristics of early Japan is rock worship. Sacred rocks can be found across the country, and they often form the spiritual heart of ancient shrines. Some indeed are the spirit-body of the kami. Others are held by legend to be the place where a kami descended, or to have formed the original site of worship at the shrine.

More
http://www.greenshinto.com/wp/2014/06/28/rock-power/
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