I will write about Song.
We dance by not only Jiuta but also Hauta and Kamigatauta.
I could not recognize what is a difference between Jiuta and Kamigatauta at first. But several years after, I became to feel the difference. If the song is short, it might be Hauta...
I want to know how to recognize clearly.


About "Neya-no-Ougi"

About "Neya-no-Ougi"

Do you feel "Neya-no-Oogi", cheerful or gloomy?

"Neya-no-Oogi(The fan in Neya) is emptiness. The suffering not to see him is hard. But the suffering when we part is more. I was left as fan in autumn. What shall I do..?
What is Neya? It was write as bedroom. I feel some amorous thing. To what they use the fan in bedroom? It will be left in autumn, so they use the fan to cool off, I guess.
From the lyrics I feel the sadness of the lady who was left alone. But as I read the continue lyrics....

"What do you think? The main point (of fan) is important not to sway. Yes, I think so. Everyone's hearts are to move. As invited the flow of water, men's cheating heart response the sound of the bell in the town, you feel nervous, I know. I want to talk with you tonight, but it's difficult...I shall not tell... I shall not say...I can't help...You have been desired to go, haven't you? I see, I see, How damnable this bad man's face is. Oh, I hate you. I hate you."

I image a lady turnes sulky cutely rather than bitter words. Because it will be continue " I will not change my heart whoever approach to me. I feel cheer up when I hear the sound of harp you play."
What...? The weakness that you love.

I thought this song is gloomy when I lesson several years ago.
But, now I notice the cheerful of this song. Because of my matureness? I don't think so. Perhaps, I have become to consider the meening of the choreography. In this song, we dance as slapping man "Bashi-bashi!". If we slap like demon, it seems gory. Slap cutely will be better. It's lover's quarrel, I think.
My longing to this cuteness makes me think so.


About "Utata-ne" of "Kage-boshi"

About "Utata-ne" of "Kage-boshi"

"Utata-ne" is sleep carelessly?

The Song “Kage-Boshi” begins “Hey, Listen to it, The sound of the bell in the rainy night, they come together in “Oki-Kotatsu”(small heater, futon over the brazier) because of cold, carelessly, dozing, short sleep, awake small shock with the dream, and face each other dreamily.

This Song was recorded in 1871 first (according to “Nihon buyokyoku-shusei 2 kyoumai and kamigatamai hen), “Oki-Kotatsu “in that days has no table and za-buton seize and it was smaller than “Kotasu” in nowadays. We can see in pictures. They have short sleep in it.

I thought that it is natutal that we become sleepy with warm.
But, “Utata-ne” (short sleep) not solely means falling in sleep carelessly.

“Utata-ne” in chenese character is “fall-sleep”( or ”roll–sleep”).
In TV which I watched accidentaly, they saed that “Utata-ne” relate with love.

There is famous “Waka” ( classic Japanese poem) composed by “Ono-no-komachi” (synomym for a beauty in 9th to 10th century).
“Since I dreamed with lovely man in my “Utata-ne”(short sleep), I became to dream to see him.”
By this poem, our previous generation are reminded love by “Utata-ne” (short sleep).
I confirmed to the person who was borned in around 1930, she said with surpirse “Aren’t you?”

I am sorry I missed my memo, so I can’t remember the TV Show’s name.

Anyway, this song began with love mood softly, doesn’t it.
Let me take a step back, it sound nice “face each other dreamily”.

“dreamily”….sounds good.


About the lyrics of Japanese songs

About the lyrics of Japanese songs

Word or melody?

When I was an elementary school student, I was once told by an academy teacher, "You should not write direct words such as 'I like', 'I'm happy', 'I'm sad', or 'I'm lonely'. You must express your feelings with other words." That word has remained in my mind for a long time, and I'm thinking about it not only for poetry, but also for lyrics of popular songs.
Certainly, if you just say "sad," you'll get through, but the rice bowl may be too big to tell you how sad it is. It is because I can't express it in a single word that I make it into a poem of a comprehensive sentence.

"Regarding TV information, in NHK's ""COOL JAPAN,"" an Italian woman mentioned ""the spread of the world of songs through the diverse expressions of lyrics"" as the specialty of Japanese songs." I hear that specific expressions are often repeated in Italy. "The Philippine people also said, ""I turned the dial and held my hand,"" and such expressions contain more than ""I want to see you."""

I see, the richness of Japanese expressions may be proof that we have used words to make more subtle expressions.
To put it the other way around, it can be said that in the West, expressions have been made with elements other than words, such as facial expressions and gestures, rather than words. It may be because there were many opportunities to encounter people who did not speak language on land.
Then, the music expression of the West has a melody first, and it may be the one that adds words to it, isn't it?
When I was young, I had been a part-time employee at the announcement, and I had been given personal guidance to a free announcer who had retired from the office at the mandatory retirement age. "When I read the manuscript ""red dragonfly of the sunny koyake"", I read ""Akatonbo"" and ""Akatonbo"" highly, and I was careful about it." The teacher says that he reads "A" high in "A-Tonbo". I asked more about my dubious face. "Look at the song. 'Yuya-ke, Koyake-no, a-to-bo'?" You felt that the song had nothing to do with it, didn't you? "The song, it's a phrase to the words, so you can read it as the musical scale of the song says." After that, I opened an accent dictionary issued by NHK and it was settled, but I felt a little uncomfortable with the explanation.
However, what I think these days is that the old Japanese songs certainly have a melody on their words.
Waka poems are also sung in the same passage when watching New Year's poetry gatherings, etc.
Noh songs also have an impression of having a passage in their words rather than a melodious one.
Biwa-playing minstrels also walk through the Heike Monogatari with the biwa in one hand, and the music of the Gidayu-bushi line after that is called ' narrative story ' and the story and song are closely related. Actually listening to the Joruri Joruri, the part of the story that looks like a serif, the part that looks like a toe, and the part that looks like a song, change so that it flows in a very natural manner, and it is how to manipulate the atmosphere of the story.
I think there are many lyrics attached to melodies, but when I think that is the case, I think that words have an important role in Japanese music as well, such as songs such as "Zui Zui Zukkorobashi" and "Osenbe yaketa kana?"

"Kingyoooe Kingyoo~ "Saoyaaa Saodakeee~ "Shupaaatsu, Shinkooooou~, " ○○chan, asobimasho(let's go to play)~ I don't hear much these days, but before there was a lot of voices like singing with passages in the words in the town, wasn't it?
"Now, the types of songs are quite diverse, but maybe there are remnants of the words that have been cherished in ""the diverse expressions of lyrics."""

So, about the lyric chapter of jiuta, I'm told that I don't understand the meaning well, but it's a little longer, so I'd like to talk about that topic on the next occasion.

Thank you very much for your patronage.

I like the phrase, "Yattoko dokkoi Uttoko naaaa" It's too old, isn't it?


Explaining song lyrics

Explaining song lyrics

World that spreads because it is difficult to understand

I have been troubled by several customers who came to the dance meeting saying, "I don't understand the meaning of the lyrics well. It's better to explain it properly."

Ah, explanation...
This is a difficult thing.

"For example, ""Snow"" (high reading of the yuki in the Kansai style)."
"If you get rid of flowers and snow, it's a very long time ago. Whether you're waiting for me or not, you can't hear the sound of a fusuma that freezes feathers on a male duck (mandarin duck) or a mandarin duck. But your heart and sounds far away. You can hear the bell of a lonely night, and the sound of a hail that echoes in a lonely sleeping pillow. It's harder than a tear ice pillar (Tsurara) that falls, but the lover is sinful and has thrown away the sadness of unexpected things, and it's not a mountain in the ukiyo."
It's a bit long, but I extracted it from the pamphlet of the dance party hosted by the 71st National Theater in 1993.

What kind of woman is she?
I'm thinking of someone I miss from the old days. What kind of person, what kind of feeling, and how?
Since it says "abandoned ukiyo", you can also think of it as a nun who entered into priesthood. So why did you become a nun or a nun abandoned by a man? (Then the memories with the loved one are a little bit ago, you know.) Or, for decades after that, did you suddenly remember seeing the snow? Has it been a while since he entered the Buddhist priesthood, or is it that he who wants to enter the Buddhist priesthood now looked back on his half life?
Also, I heard the sound of hail coming from someone I miss, and I wondered if it was now or in my past memories that "I wonder if it's that person."
Is this person unable to give up his loved one, or does he value his memories with a refreshed feeling...

What kind of woman did you envision from this verb?

Let me excerpt the explanation of the expert.

The main meaning of the poem is that geigi soseki in southern Osaka is abandoned by a man in love and becomes a nun, and in the spirit of reaching enlightenment, he is still trying to throw away his old memories. ' (Japanese Dance Dictionary)
"""While it seems that you have always attained enlightenment in the world, there is no end to the uncertainty of the ukiyo that you thought was just going to happen,"" according to the pamphlet of the Numa Souu S44 National Theater Dance."
"""This song is about a bright woman who thinks of a gorgeous way of doing things, breaks her black hair and breaks her up in the ukiyo and enters the Buddhist priesthood, and is glossy in her enlightenment, and it is depicted in the contrast between the coldness of the snow and the violence of the woman's feelings."" (From the memai-no-kai pamphlet at S57hi by Teruo Yano."""
"The woman who became a nun remembers her old love. Even though it was a fun day, the loved one abandoned himself and went there. She couldn't bear that painfulness, and she escaped the ukiyo and became a believer in Buddha's gate... I wonder if she can't forget her old love." (From the pamphlet of the dance of the H20 National Theater, Masako Kuruwa)

The answer isn't one.
The point is that both the dancer and the viewer should be able to accept them in their own way.

So we have to keep it to the extent that the enjoyment imagined by those who watch it as much as possible and the explanation that does not undermine the thrill of the world spreading, but the salted plum trees there are pretty good...

More than anything, I myself have a lot of words that I don't understand.

But last time I was reviewing the video I recorded before, and I was stunned by this conversation.

(1993 NHK "GEINOU HANABUTAI (Entertainment Flower Stage)": Dialogue between Watanabe Tamotsu and Ooka Makoto (in the Watanabe Insurance Room) (omitted)
Watanabe Tamotsu "I don't know the lyrics of Noh very well, but jiutamai means lyrics..."
Ooka Makoto "I don't know why jiuta mai is." (Abbreviation) It's a complete collection of jiuta. So, the commentator said, "I don't know about it." I'm relieved."

I was also very relieved to hear this.

Watanabe "When I look at jiutamai, I suddenly hear only one word. I can tell the audience that there is something in the direction of each word. Then I feel that there is also an interesting way to look for it, isn't it?"
"There's something, so it's a bad thing to watch only once," Ooka Makoto. "It's probably different if you watch it twice. How do you think it's different if you watch it twice or three times? How do you think it? It's because you know it gradually while you're talking about it."....

When I hear this conversation, I feel relieved and relieved that I don't have to understand verbs, but at the same time, I wonder if I should not explain it badly.

At that time, the way of feeling changes.
There is a difference in the hearts of the performers, of course there is a difference in the gestures of the performers, there is a difference in the hearts of local people, the tone of songs and sangen, and there is also a difference in the minds of the viewers themselves...
"The only ""verb chapter"" in such a loose thing that doesn't change."

I think it's interesting because it's something you can do.

After all... I wonder it's too loose...


Interpretation of the "Kosu no to"

Interpretation of the "Kosu no to"

Different interpretations are possible for the enyoument of "Jiuta mai"

Let me explain a little bit about the "Kosu-no-to" you appreciated in the appreciation and experience classroom the other day."

"Kosu-no-to" is sometimes written as "Koden-no-door" or "Koden-no-door", but as "Goodwill" means "Miss" or "Sudare", it is "Door". The era of Manyo-ba collection is read as "male", and in the Kamakura period, it is considered to be "cos" in the song of MINAMOTO-SANTAKA, and there is also a Cosu-Sudare (cos-sdale) in the 1603-year "Japanese Dictionary", so it may be better to apply the kanji of the "pound door", but it is also difficult to discard the feeling that the "old-banner door" will be brewed.
So, something about the "Edo" is a well-ventilated door with bamboo and kata. In the past, the furniture inside the house was also changed depending on the season. I think there are some houses that are still doing this, but in summer, the fusuma sliding doors and shoji doors are removed to make bamboo blinds and bamboo blinds, which make the winds come and go better.

"So, of course, ""Kosu no Door"" is a summer song."
The lyrics are: "Ukikusa is not my idea (other) yusui fusui koi (lucky water love) or ukiyo (floating water love). I want to hear a little about Matsu no kaze (pine wind). I'm glad that I can't do anything with Tsukitori, but I'm so happy with the man's power that I can't say anything in my hand. It's a string of mosquito nets for fishing by two people."

"""Ukisa is not an idea (other) invitation to fumigation."""
This is the waka poem of ONO no Komachi, which is included in Kokin Wakashu (Collection of Ancient and Modern Japanese Poetry)
It is believed to be based on the idea that if you get wet, you will not leave if you take advantage of the water that causes you to cease to float.
ONO no Komachi was one of the Rokkasen (six great waka poets), but this poem is also one of the Rokkasen (six great waka poets). When Yasuhide FUNYA became a kokushi (provincial governor) of Mikawa, he replied to a waka poem that invited ONO no Komachi to Mikawa, saying, "I'm so lonely that I'm like a floating grass with no roots, so I wonder if there would be someone who invited me."

And the next verse is "Love is a flourishing life or a floating life is a love."
I wonder what love is all about this ukiyo where I am like Ukikusa.

"Mountain birds that do not answer a little-heard pine-wind question."
I don't know even if I ask for the wind of the pine. I don't know if I'm so good.

"""Months and things can be done in a cough"""
I wonder if the moon makes me think.
This is a famous waka poem by Saigyo Hoshi, which is included in Hyakunin Isshu (One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets).
It can be thought of as being based on the fact that the moon looks like something, or that the face looks like tears.
I wonder if the moon makes me think of grief. My face is wet with tears because of such a thing.

And "the power of a pleasant man"
The scene changes here, isn't it? There's a man.
It is said that the power of the man who will suke him when he makes a temper is dependable.
Are you aware of your stomach cramps, but you often see in lawns and other places where play, etc. are used as a disease tool to reduce unwanted clients?

"The last is a strap of mosquito nets that can be fished by two persons, with no hand in the hand."
I think you will understand if you don't say anything anymore. Hang the string of mosquito nets on the metal fittings in the four corners of the room...

So at first the woman is sinking in thought. And finally a happy ending with a man and a string of mosquito nets. This skeleton is firm.
So why is this woman sinking into thought, and who is the last man?
This part of the fleshing is interpreted.

Through this interpretation, a variety of globals will be expanded in the same song.

By the way... I would like to give you my interpretation.
I think this woman has a man she likes and she doesn't come to see me at all.
Oh, it's like this now, I wonder if you'll follow me if someone invites me... but that's not the case.
The wind of the pine is called the pine, but I hear the voice of people, so I would like to consult you at last.
Why doesn't he come? When will he come?
Too much, do you know because you're flying around the mountain? How is he doing? Will he come?... don't give me an answer.
Ah, the moon has come out. I wonder if you won't come tonight as well...
A man appears there.
Oh, why didn't you come? I'm sick. Itata...
A woman says, "Are you all right?" She can be taken care of by a man.

But of course it is possible to interpret it differently.
For example, let's invite someone who doesn't think, and let's ask him or her if he or she will come to this person?
No, wait, you might meet a nicer person later...
I will consult with Matsukaze, but I don't know.
I can't tell you even if I consult just about it.
The moon is coming, and the moon is going to be a sentimental one.
I have a temper there. Itata-ta
"Are you all right?" The man who takes care of me seems to be reliable. Oh, this person, maybe it's good..."
I can also interpret it as.

I think we can interpret it more differently.

The interpretation of the choreographer influences the choreography, the interpretation of the actor is made based on it, and it influences the expression, and the interpretation of the performer affects the breath, the tone, and the intersection, and the dancers interact improvisationally with each other by feeling it again.
In addition, there is a part that depends on how the viewer feels at that time and how they receive it.

It is indeed a one-of-a-kind meeting in which the same thing cannot be met again by its combination.

Therefore, as I mentioned in the previous topic, I do not want to impose preconceived ideas, so I dare to keep the explanation to a minimum. I hope you will rely only on verbs and enjoy creating your own world by inflating your image from the mood of words and tones crossing your ears and the movements in front of you.

We talked about this story at the appreciation and experience class on July 11th the other day.
The next song you watch is "Zangetu (remaining moon)." What kind of story can you talk about... yeah, I'm worried.


About "Remaining Moon" and "Autumn Night"

About "Remaining Moon" and "Autumn Night"

Differences between the two moon songs

"Remaining Moon" and "Autumn Night" viewed in the viewing and experiential classroom the other day." These two songs look at the moon and sink into my mind, but they are quite different, so I would like to explain them to you.

"Remains of the Moon" is a so-called posthumous song to remember the deceased."
The lyric says, ' I woke up and lived in Shinnyo's dawn moon's capital. '
"This Shinnyo means ""truth that never changes, truth"" in Buddhism."
The moon of Shinnyo is often referred to as the moon of Shinnyo, but it is a phrase that suggests that all worries can be cleared up by Shinnyo when the darkness is illuminated by the light of the moon.
"Remaining moon" does not directly refer to ""Shinnyo no Moon,"" but it smells in the condition ""Remember to be a Shinnyo no Moon."""

In addition, the beginning of the lyrics begins with "Early death of the moon's light and dream, which hides in the pine leaves of Isobe and goes toward the offing." "You said you died young because you ""died young."""
In fact, it is said that this song was composed by composer Koto MINEZAKI on the first anniversary of his beloved disciple's death, and it is also said that this song was composed in mourning the death of a daughter of a certain Matsuya in Soemon-cho, Osaka, who died young. Since the posthumous Buddhist name of a certain Matsuya's daughter was ' Zanzuki Shinnyo, ' it is considered that the title of the commemoration was ' Zanzuki ' and ' Shinnyo ' and ' Shinnyo ' were hung in that case.
In any case, there is no doubt that it was made for the person who actually died.

So this song doesn't have a story, it's a complete poem and has a more abstract and universal world.

"In addition, ""Zanzuki"" is a jiuta, but the part of the song that is only a sangen without song called tegoto is very long." If you play them all, it will take 20 minutes, and the dance will take more than 10 minutes, although the tegoto is folded at the end. Perhaps because of this, many of them were choreographed in relatively recent years in each school, and the one who watched this time was choreographed in 1971 by his mentor, Hide Onna KANZAKI. At this time, the stage is the center of the stage as the place where the stage is shown, and naturally, the stage is also facing, and the way of getting a sense of distance between the lighting and those who watch, such as lighting, and the viewpoints differ greatly from the old stage in the direction of the sitting.

On the other hand, the choreography of "Autumn Night" was done by "Haru Yamamura" who was a master of "Taka Yamamura" who was a master of "Hi and a daughter of Kanzaki", so I think it was about the latter half of the Meiji period. At that time, the dance was mainly shown on the street, and even though it was sometimes shown in a wide area, it was in the usual era of the sill of Ohiroma, so the line of sight and the behavior are different from those of the stage-oriented object.

For example, "Month",
In the "Remaining moon", the dancers themselves image the moon to those who "see the moon" or "point to the moon", but in the "Autumn Night", of course they also see the moon, but they do things that give the viewers an image of the full moon to those who draw a large circle with their hands. It is characterized by more concrete expressions than modern choreography, and conversely, I think that modern ones tend to have more abstract choreography.

"Also, ""Autumn Night"" is Kamigata Hauta." It's a light song about five minutes away from so-called trendy songs. So it's not a heavy story like a person has passed away, it's a light feeling like someone you love doesn't come to see you.

For example, you can count the date with your finger.
For Remaining Month, the finger counts three.
(The number "3" doesn't mean so much, but it means so much, isn't it?) What kind of unit will be added after that 3? In the third day, even the fact that he died will not be accepted yet, so I'm sure he will have a nuance of about three years.
You can count "three" with your finger even in "Fall night".
If this is three years, it would be better to give up because if you don't come to see me for three years, and it's also quite serious that you don't come for three months. Well, I think about three days would be a good place.
I'm excited that he will not come to see me for three days, and that he will play or take it seriously.

In that way, I would be happy to be interested in the fact that there are a lot of things that sink into my mind by looking at the moon.

The truth is that the song was finally decided first, and I noticed the difference after worrying "Oh, two songs are similar. What should I do to explain?"... I'm glad I was able to explain for 15 minutes.


About "Black Hair"

About "Black Hair"

Begins with black and ends with white

"I would like to introduce some of the details that I explained about the ""black hair"" that you appreciated in the viewing and experiential classroom the other day."

"At the beginning of the song, ""If you think that you're almost tied with black hair."""
The word "knotted out" is read as "knotted out," but it cannot be solved by entanglement. That's why it means "I feel like my black hair got tangled up and I couldn't solve it."

"The night pillow that melts and sleeps is the night when you sleep alone, the revenge pillow" goes on.
The word "revenge" often appears in songs, but "revenge" means penitence and resentment. So, do you feel that even pillows seem grudged?

"Then, ""The sleeve is called a one-sided husband,"" but this ""one-sided"" means sleeping alone."
Until around the Edo period, people wore cotton on their kimonos and used them like futon, so when men and women went to bed together, they were called "sleeves crossing" and sleeves were laid on each other. But when you sleep alone, you have sleeves that only lay on your sleeves. It was quite a custom for a bachelor to pierce himself.
By the way, it was after the Horeki era that the present square futon became widespread, and it is said that the shape of kimono took a lot of effort to make, so when merchants in the Kansai region put it into the shape of a quadrangle and sold it in the shape of the current futon, it spread because it was cheap and easy to finish.

And as for "husband (tsuma)", now "tsuma" refers to a woman, but before, it referred to a partner who was united irrespective of gender. In ancient times, it seems that they often referred to men rather than men, and in the case of this song, they also refer to men.

"The bell-bell that I didn't even know the soul of a gruesome woman."
This is the so-called time bell. In the past, while the sun was sunny and while the sun was sinking, each was divided into six, and therefore the time of sunrise and sunrise depends on the length of the day. On the contrary, the time of sunrise and sunrise was almost the same, so it was easy to understand how much it had elapsed since the night and how much it would have elapsed until the night became clear. That's why the word "bell's voice" includes feelings such as "Oh, maybe I won't come again because it's time like this" or "Oh, it's time like this, so I'm going to say goodbye soon."

Also, regarding the interpretation of the book transfer,
The behavior of sitting and counting with three exponents and reconsidering them often comes out, but this shows that you are doing tatami arithmetic. Tatami arithmetic is fortune-telling.
He threw a hawk, counted the number of tatami eyes from where he fell to the helicopter, and occupied "coming" or "not coming". (I hear that they divine in a fallen direction or divine "when will they come?")
When women do fortune-telling, most of them are so full of brains that they can't afford anything, don't they?
After that, it may be a fringe to scratch the head by surpassing the kanzashi, but I think this also reflects the sense that we can't do it without having to do so.

And once you have understood most of the meaning of words and choreography, it is a story of interpreting the content, but when you try to interpret it from the lyrics, you can broadly divide it into two meanings.
One is a woman who becomes alone after her lover returns, and the other is a woman who thinks of her lover who has stopped coming.

"""Black hair's knot If you're nearly worn, you'll find the night pillow that you've loosened and slept, and that's the night you go to bed alone, you'll have an avenge pillow."""

When I think about this part after my lover goes home, it becomes "a night when I relax and sleep together with that person who seemed to have gotten tangled like black hair, but now it becomes a sleeping revenge pillow by myself."

In addition, when her lover disappeared, she would say, "Just as my black hair got entangled and I couldn't undo it, even though our thoughts were firmly tied together, I was able to unravel that person's leg. Now, it's an avenge for sleeping alone."

Then, in the second half, "Wake up this morning of last night's dream,"
After her boyfriend had returned, "Evening was like a dream, but now I'm alone like a dream."
When a lover disappears, it turns out to be "Madoron and was together in a dream, but when you wake up, you are alone."

In this way, it can be interpreted in any way based on lyrics, so I think that one of the attractions of jiuta is that it should be captured by the sensibilities of those who appreciate it.

In fact, this song is Shimoza music called ' Ookina Hirugakojima ' (Ookina Hirugakojima), which was first performed by Edo Nakamura-za Theater in 1784, which was used in a kabuki play where soga and MINAMOTO no Yoritomo raised an army, and is regarded as the song composed by Sakichi KIYA (his name in jiuta is called Ichijuro KOIDE). The scene in which it was used is that when Tatsuhime, a daughter of Ofuji-san Saneha Sukechika ITO, rushed off with MINAMOTO no Yoritomo and lived there, Mongaku Shonin, who had a decree from Goshirakawa-in (Retired Emperor Goshirakawa) to hunt down and kill the Taira family, came and Masako HAHOJO, a sister of Bijin, and Yoritomo, spent a new pillow on the second floor as a congratulatory remark, Tatsuhime burned a flame of jealousy while brushing her hair in the room below.
It is said that Koide Ichijuro turned this into a hauta of Sandari and became very popular in the west.

By the way, "black hair" begins with "black hair" and ends with "white snow", but I think that there is no other color like this, and where it is a monochrome world makes a mood that flows through the whole. That kind of place is cool and wonderful, isn't it?

The "Black Hair" Verse
With a black-haired knot of rough thoughts
The night pillow that melts and sleeps is the night when you sleep alone (Adamakura)
With one sleeve and one husband
You don't know my heart
The sound of the Bell arrived to my ears through the silent town
Last night's dream, I woke up this morning, and I missed it (Yaruse).
White snow that is known to accumulate

黒髪の 結ぼほれたる思ひをば 
解けて寝た夜の枕こそ 独り寝る夜は仇枕(あだまくら) 
愚痴な女の心も知らで しんと更けたる鐘の声 
夕べの夢の今朝覚めて ゆかし懐かし 遣瀬(やるせ)なや 
積もると知らで 積もる白雪


About "Yukari no Tsuki "

About "Yukari no Tsuki (the moon with the connection)"

From one verse to three women

This is the last month of the year, when you watched it at the other day's watching and experiential classes,
"Actually, this song is spring, so I've danced it this time, but some people have an image of ""Autumn Song."""
Why is it?
First of all, I would like to uncover from the history of this song.

"This ""Yuen no Tsuki"" is a pretty old song, composed around the Horeki era by a person named Koto TSURUYAMA." Then, in 1740, the floor was opened and on May 1, a riverbed was laid on the Kamo-gawa River for cool weather, and it is said that it was played at that time and became more popular.
Later, in 1809, about 70 years later, when Utaemon NAKAMURA the third produced ' Kakumonjo ' (so-called Yoshidaya) as a remnant Kyogen at the Edo-Nakamura-za Theater, Izaemon transferred it to Nagauta and it became even more popular when he waited for Yugiri.

What is the story of this "Kakumonjo"?
The character Yugiri is a tayu from Shinmachi, Osaka, and was originally a tayu from ' Ogiya ' in Shimabara, Kyoto, but with the relocation of the shop, he moved from Kyoto Shimabara to Osaka at the age of 19. It seems that because of her beauty and personality, she was already popular along with "Takao-dayu in Edo-Yoshihara" and "Yoshino-dayu in Kyoto Shimabara," but she died of illness at the age of 22 when she died of beautiful womanhood. Many joruri and kabuki were created in remembrance of Yugiri dayu, and they are the original people who later developed a genre called kanjomono.
"The ""kakumonjo"" is a kimono made of paper (a kimono made of paper, isn't it? It's disowned and shows up in a bad shape) that Izaemon, a young husband of a big shop, who was disowned by his parents for being beaten up by Yugiri, comes to Yoshida-ya to see Yugiri wearing a kamiko." Then Yugiri waited for me to be jealous or jealous of other guests, and this song was used as nagauta.
"The moon is coming out and I think you may feel autumn-like loneliness because the atmosphere of this song: ""I feel nostalgia for life in the skull, which I thought was painful because I could no longer meet a man I liked because I was indebted to an unexpected person,"" and Izaemon's feeling that ""it was good in the old days, I can't see you now, which is painful."""

However, this song was originally nothing to do with Kabuki, and it is still danced as a pure dance, so I would like to see what happens if I can't get pulled by the image of Kabuki.

Let's follow the verb.

"""Wonders, Looks, and Old Trends"""
"This ""flow"" is the flow of floating rivers and bamboo, a courtesan who cannot do anything by her own will."
He says, ' I thought it was painful, even in the old days when I was in the sky, I miss it now. '

"""A painful way of life to a cute man than Osaka no seki"""
It is because of the custom of the world that the outside world is more painful than the skeleton that I could meet the man I like. '
Even in dance, there was such a flaw as placing the xel on the knee, or looking through the lattice through the world with the fan's bone as the lattice of the fold.

"Be courtesy of the innocent."
When they were playing, it means that they were hidden, so that they had been hidden.
"He is asked by someone who didn't think of him."

"""Now is Nozawa's One Water"""
"""Now the water in the field, we live together in the outside world."""

So far, I have described my situation.
From here, how do you interpret the first?

"""The shadow of the lunar lunar moon for a while, even in the mind of lukewarmth."""
Various women can be seen by how to interpret this place.

If you live, you can say that you don't have a clear mind, you have a heavy feeling, or you live.
"In my heart, in a heavy mood, I live in the shadow of that person." So I can see a woman who sighes in grief over her present life.

If we simply mean that "sumu" is not to live, but to be sunny,
"A heavy, painful mood floats with clear weather when you look at the moon and remember someone you miss," says a woman who makes her love of the past a good memory and says, "Well, is it okay?" to live like this.

If the meaning of "sumanu" is also used to mean "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, but I can forget everything when I meet that person in the moon shadow with my eyes sneaking in my eyes." That's why it's the image of a woman who is currently in love with me in a progressive fashion.

So after that,
"""I sincerely enjoy myself narrowly while living in a spacious world of windows that I sneak and reflected."""
When people say that such a rim is true of the Tang Dynasty China or that if it is the spring of a flowering village, the rain will be so good that it will be famous.
At that time, suppose that the woman is good and has accumulated
"""In the old days, the moonlight was inserted through the window, and we enjoyed each other sincerely with one side by side."
I wonder if there is anything else like this ironic story about freedom being painful, even if it's a global wide story.
I wonder if he has a floating name so that the rain smells like in the spring sky. It is said.

As a woman whose love is a good memory of "Well, well?"
"Looking at the moon through the window reminds me of that person. I'm in a wide outside world now, but it's my heart to enjoy it from this little window."
I wonder if there is anything else like such a nice love. If we were known to people when we were in the sky, our relationship might have become famous as rain falls in spring and the incense of flowers increases. "In response,"

As a woman still in love
"""The true love of secretly having fun in such a spacious world in a room where you meet your lover secretly with someone you surrounded."
It would be unusual to see an old man when he finally got a free life, wouldn't it? When this kind of thing comes into the hearing of people in the sky around the time when the cherry blossoms bloom in spring, it may become a rumor all at once as if the rain is making a noise. 」

To tell you, you can also interpret the true inverse image of a woman.

In this way, jiuta and mai can be interpreted in a way that makes it more enjoyable if each person freely expands his or her image based on his or her feelings and senses at that time.

With your delusional power, I would definitely like you to interpret yourself.

"Moon of Yuri" verbal
Wonders and sights, and the old fashion of the trend,
A cute man is more painful in the world than Osaka no seki,
The water, now one of Nozawa, was caught by an unexpected person.
For some time in the mind of lukewarmth, the shadow of the lunar moon
Within the windows to be creep and projected,
The sincerity and sincerity to enjoy living in a wide world,
Whether such edge is in the Tang,
In the spring of a blooming village, the rain is also fragrant and famous.




How to treat body and movement

I will write my thought and small discovery through Japanese ancient body treatment.
I cannot mention scientific. But it's my pleasure if my feel and guess will be some hint for you.


The pivot foot in turnaround

The pivot foot in turnaround

When you turn to the right, which foot do you move at first?

Stand with your foots on sholder width, and turn to the right 90 degrees. Which foot do you move at first? Right? Left?
There are many method in turnaround.
Someone will say " I am right handedness. So, my pivot foot is left. It's natural to me to move right foot first."
Someone will say " Not moving the direction's foot, I cannot kick the ground. So when I turn to the right, I move right foot first, of course."
Well, how about move left foot first? Is it smart?

I watched Sumo in TV on one day in Nov. 2013. It was new faces' Introduction.
Three boys was on the Dohyo Stage and bowed on the front.
Bowed on the east side. Bowed on the back, west and front. They turned around 90 degrees each.
At that time, I noticed one boy in three moved different from others.
Two boys turned to the right with right foot first, but the one boy moved left foot first.
I saw this difference with surprise.
I tried by myself. Standed with my foots with shoulder width, and turn to the right with left foot first.
I realised I did't kicked the ground. Not kicking means not remaining.
Next, I tried with my knees loosen.
It maked the arc of the foot drowing is small. In other words, the shaft of turn is short, and the move is sharp.
And then, I conscious about knees and hip joints.
I felt knees were not twisted.
When I move right foot first, my weight put on the remain foot, left. But my body begin to turn to the right, so the twist happened to the remeined foot, left.
When I move left foot first, no twisted happened.
And I don' t feel any burden on my knees. I don't know why.
The hip joints open when move right foot first, but not open moving left foot first.
It may be suitable to Japanese, becase Japanease's legs are closer than western people.

Above all, I think that ancient Japanese moved with riverse side foot first.
Actually, we move so, in Mai dance.

Reminds me, I heard that Tesuya Kumakawa who was Principal of The Royal Ballet, told "My hip joints are much opened than other Japanese. Its my gift from heaven. (with pointed his hip joints) Here, open much. My legs are easy to open much." (BS-Asahi "The Interview" 8th, Feb. 2014)

According to it, I guess that there's suitable body handling to Japanese, because of his or her closed hip joints.
Not only hip joints.
Often I hear the ache of his or her weist, knees and hip joints.
I was thinking this is because of age but Kimono shop owner whose age is near 80years old says he never flet knee ache.(He is always sitting by Seiza (Japanese Courtesy Sitting Style) at his home. He also has experience sitting by Seiza on plank floor for over 10hours.) It is amazing.

We need to study the body treatment from ancient method.

Oh, I hope the young Sumo wrestler introduces above to be succeeded.

Thank you for reading.


With scapulas, your frame will change...?

With Scapulas, your frame will change...?

Square shoulders become gentle line
Again, I talk about bones.

When I began to learn "Mai", my master told me "Relax. Pull out the power from your shoulders".
I intended pulling out the power, but my master told me often.
And then, she said " I see, you have square shoulders, aren't you? You look like me. Square shoulders holders like us, put on power to your shoulders, conversely."
Yes, I have square shoulders. But my master's shoulders seem gentle lines. I thought she said strange thing.
After that, I dance with putting power on my shoulders. It's hard.
I heard that Bando Tamasaburo (Famous female role of Kabuki) had square shoulders, and with his efforts, his shoulders became gentle lines.
I don't know it's true or not. But If my shoulders will be gentle, I can be reliefed. With modestly desire, I put on power on my shoulder everyday.

And my shoulder sticked out to front.
In the mean time, I mastered not down my scapulas simply, but down to the back my scapulas. And I could move my scapulas more....
One day, I thought myself with my pictures...
"Perhaps...my shoulders get down...?"

How do you feel?
Is it dIfferent?

It might be wearing style but Kimono collar looks much more cool when my shoulder is gentle.
Besides the appearance, I noticed my stiff shoulders had gone.

In TV Show, they told that poor movement of scapulas makes lotator cuff tear easily because of wear-out. (NHK "Tameshite-Gatten" 5th Feb.2014)

After I make an effort to move my scapulas, as result, many good things might happen to me, not only my shoulders become gentle.

Ah, think of it, according to TV Show of NHK "Cool Japan", Kono Yoshiyuki (Maestro of Japanese Martial Arts) coached Basketball Team of High School,
to play Basketball with their scapulas movement, and then the team became one of the powerhouses.

Mm....always talk about TV show.......


Aging and Classical Performing Arts

Aging and Classical Performing Arts

Why our physical strength decline as we age...?

A gentleman who send me various articles of magazine or newspaper that may interest me several time a year, introduced me below article the other day.

"Anti-aging by Traditional Dance [Vivid! Heath Wisdom of Attach-Bone technicians] An investigation has announced. Additional strength training of arms and feet, you turn your arms during your feet stepping. When you continue this exercise for 4 weeks, 3 times per week, 30 min. per day, your cognitive function as memory will be improved.(omitted) But, it might be difficult to continue only you do this exercise. Traditional dance has these movement concerned with strength exercise, so many people pay attention to them as a method to continue the exercise joyfully. (omitted) By Morikawa Shinji Japan Judo Therapist Association " (Sankei-Shinbun 18th Feb. 2014)

Think of it, I watched in NHK TV Show " Tamesite-Gatten" that we touch our body during our feet stepping helps us preventing falls.

Indeed, many Mai experts work even advanced age.
Actually my "Mai" master's master, "Kanzaki Hide" performed "Kikuno-Tsuyu" at National Theater when she was 84 years old, and my "Mai" master's another master, "Yamamura Taka" performed "Deguchi-no-Yanagi" at Cultural Hall in Kyoto the year befor she died in 85 years old.
Many other dancers also performed in spite of their advanced age.
It might be related to upper articles.

Not just "Mai", Japanese Performing Arts, like Noh and Kabuki, we can progress the more your age.
I have thought that it's natural. Because when I was young, I thought simply "It's natural the more we make an effort the more we can do well."

But, one day, I was very surprised to hear that in Classical Ballet, most of dancers retire at 30s or 40s age.
In various sports worldwide, most of athletes retire a certain age, too.


Without fear of misunderstood and with using rough phrase,
It might be "The cause of early retire from sports is because they are demanded high technique and required good fitness level.
And the cause of late retire from Japanese Traditional Performing Arts is because they pursue and go to the end without overdoing a part of their body." ...? I consider now.

I could not remember from where I heard, someone said "In Japanese Style, we can put lines on the sound (
of Shamisen -Three stringed Japanese Guitar). But it is extremely profound to enrich the sound."
(That's probably from A Jiuta-Sokyoku Musician...)
It express the feature of Japanese Performing Arts directly.
I can think with it as guidline.

By the way, why our body get weak as we aged.
The day before, I thought...
"Childhood is a period that we are not good at body handling and don't have wisdom yet, but we have pure mind. By seeing the world through our pure eyes, and communicating with our pure mind, we are protected and taught.
Young age is a period that we are worried about and suffered
because of complicating the situation, and we are not wisdom to release our mind yet, but we overcome the difficulty by moving desperately with their outstanding fitness level.
And old age is a period that we manage our body and mind which become to work well by wisdom acquired through our experiences.

In other words, we are not having perfect period when mind, body and wisdom work well.
We are given various conditions by every season of our lives. We are given some variety how to overcome the difficult.”

How about think like this?

But after all, discomfort of body and pain should be avoided if possible.
Among variety of the method of anti-aging, it might be better to challenge the method we feel interest at the time, like food.

I love Japanese ancient martial arts and performing arts, so I am happy if you choose like that.

I am very happy if you choose "Mai"....


Discussion of How to walk beautiful and easy

Discussion of How to walk beautiful and easy

Suffering from ancient way of walking

We could not disregard a way of walking. You can damage the hip or knee, it seems to also affect internal organs depending on how to walk.
A way of walking looks cool is much better.
Here is annoying.

When you wear a western style cloth, you must be looked cool if your way of walking is following western way.
When you wear Japanese style cloth, Kimono, your way of walking must be changed to Japanese walking style.
It is very difficult to master both western and Japanese walking style.

People who can do without consciousness are excellent but most of people cannot do without. I am one of people and always suffering a lot.

Western style posture and walking is introduced everywhere and it is easy to understand.
But it makes me much worried thinking about Japanese way of walking which elder people could do without consciousness.

Let`s examine a way of walking in the house.
Most impressed memory I have is at Tea Ceremony Practice.
When you walk by a way of walking down from the heel, everyone can aware your footsteps by large sound, “Dosudosu” and I am asked to walk quite. When I started to walk quite, I am always pointed out “Do not walk like a thiefs” because of stealthy footsteps.

Fortunately I do not have any experience advised a way of walking. If my walking style is following Japanese ancient method, it might be a good walk sliding the foot at thenar(base of the toe) in parallel without kicked.

The other day I was the video of Yotsu-gashira tea ceremony of Kennin-Temple at National Museum. I was impressed to see Gobo-sama walking smoothly by sliding thenar. His walking figure is very beautiful.

The problem is to how to walk with Hakimono, footwear.
I have an experience walking with Pokkuri when I was young but no experience walking with Geta, wooden clogs.
(There was iron clogs at my home, but of course, I did not walk an inch(laugh))

I purchased Ama-geta, wooden clogs for rainy season when grow up. It is very hard to walk especially at rain day because of two-tooth. I bought rain sandal with Tsumawaka.

I had an opportunity to purchase wooden clogs for Yukata challenging to wear two-tooth Geta.
(Ama-geta and Koma-Geta has two-tooth but tooth is different and stick of Ama-gate is more thin than Koma-geta.)

Every time I asked aged people to teach how to walk smoothly by wooden clogs but they always says “walk normal way”. I finally find best way of walking under various investigations.
“Tatazumai no Bigaku”(Written by Hidemasa Yatabe, published by Chuko-Bunko) page 74

“At the moment the Geta was about to tilt forward, I put out a foot to the ground grazing.”

Easy for walking! Amazing way! No power for movement. Just using your own weight shifting.
Front of stick of Koma-geta shaved to ease tilting forward.
(It is difficult to recognize because of rubber though.)

How about Zori?

I am not finding the best way of walking by Zori yet

The advanced point of Zori is easy to wear and take off and used for short distance walk. For long distance walk and quick movement we had been wearing Waraji or Ashinaga.
Some craftsman of Zori told me that “pinch Maetsubo(center of Hanao) between index finger and thumb and walk like hooking smaller Zori.”
Another craftsman advised me that a man walking with Setta like hooking looks cool but a woman can walk with Zori wearing Maetsubo back between the finger.
I think wearing way is not only one. You could wear various way which is much comfortable.

There is a thing which Some questions popping up.

There was a scene where young man who played by Tetsuya Takeda in the movie Tora-san said rubbing the right thigh with his right hand and said “Land in Tokyo is very wide. I walked very much.(“Otoko-ha-Tsuraiyo Torajiro Waga Michi wo Yuku”)

When I get tired by walking, my calf gets muscle ache but not thigh.
This phenomenon shows that I am kicking the ground to walk.
Reviewing many choreographies of Mai rubbing the thigh expresses walking a long distance but not rubbing calf.

This might be because a way of walking by Geta is using a thigh to forward legs.

If you feel a craft tired, do not think it is better to change a way of walking by shifting the weight for comfortable walking?

Mr. Yoshinori Kono, old martial art expert is saying that “Tips to increase the life shall be using a different tooth every time in the plural number of gears.”
It means when you use one particular body parts only, it will hurt your body and break the body balance. But using a various body parts to promote body movement you could continue the same thing without any additional load.
Ms. Mayumi Iida disciple of Mr. Kono said that “This is the difference of the person who gets an occupational disease or not or the person who fatigues or not.” She also said that “To strength the muscle you need to practice by various movement and direction.”

I remember the contents of NHK TV program, Close-up modern the other day(televising on 23 April, 2014)
According to Etsuo Chosa, Professor of Medicine of Miyaai University, “Such as muscles around the joint becomes hard adult Similarly, dysfunction of the so-called movement instrument is increased” is that so in children these days. Even a child who plays a soccer more than ten hours per a week could not couch and could not stick to the floor because of losing balance of his/her exercise function and flexibility caused by thick muscle against the thigh and calf. When an ankle gets worse, a knee or an opposite ankle will be damaged by over load. It seemingly becomes sick like that osteoarthritis. It is high risk of “locomotive syndrome” if not treating. It is not good absolutely using one body part anyway.
(Refer to http://www.nhk.or.jp/gendai/kiroku/detail02_3489_all.html)

Considering above thoughts changing various way of walking is good for your body and makes small load against calf.
By the way, Ms. Mayumi Iida foregoing is changing body use depends on the situation and not be tired from walking recently.

A way of walking by shifting weight without kicking the ground called “Nanba Walking Style” does not be tired because of less energy. This style is much different from Western walking style we learn in school. Basketball club of some high school seems no longer cause the stamina out to incorporate this running style. (Introduced by NHK ”Cool Japan”)

Express messenger, “Hikyaku” of the Edo period seemed to run 150km by one day. The story handed down tells a person named Genbei had runnded from Edo to Sentai by one day. Considering the words of Ms. Mayumi or above story of basketball club I do not think even an exaggerated story altogether.

After all, people in the past it was a common practice to walk without kicked.

Thinking about moving the center of gravity to the front・・・
The Suri-ashi (sliding feet) of Futabayama, the Yokozuna (the grand champion of Sumo) seemed like “His feet follow after his movement” (according to Ms. Mayumi Iida)
This means he slides his feet spilling his center of gravity, I think.

Walking without kicking, we can see the right foot forward with right hand forward, and the left foot and hand forward at the same time--- because of without kicking, the body doesn’t shake but swing.
Indeed, remembering how the scary men walked a couple of decades, they walked with swing not shaking.

And, the Kago (palanquin) which we can see often in historical drama, the customer hold the hanging rope, caused by swing.
So, I think Kago men adjusting the timing of movement of left and right not vertical motion by shouting “Ehho, ehho”.

I have heard Matagi people run down the hill by narrow stride by loosening knee. This running style does not strain on the knee and not raise the breath compare with wide stride running style.
Indeed, the feature of land form of Japan is mountain locates near to the ocean and there is a lot of slopes and mountain paths. Additionally ground is soft and slippery because of broad-leaved forest, leaf mold and much moisture
We have been walking by moving center of gravity with loosening knee and without kicking the ground matching such environment. This might be the reason why the length of our leg becomes shorter to keep the body balance by lowering the center of gravity.

We, Japanese, are often indicated by foreigners that our legs bowed. But no one cares about length of leg when wearing Kimono and even Kimono fashion looks cool wore by large size head and short arms and legs person.
(Danjuurou Ichikawa II had pointed an adopted child whose figure has been large size head and short arms and legs as successor, Danjuurou Ichikawa III instead of his own child because Dajuurou Ichikawa II was thinking the body figure is the most important factor to select the successor.

I have introduced a lot stories on theme “Walking method from old days”.
I would like to keep training wearing “Zouri” walking by moving center of gravity with loosening knee and without kicking the ground

Thank you for reading to end.


Foot work without kicking

Why none kick movement is excellent

Reviewing none kick movement

I have introduced a story of theme “None kick movement” at the previous essay.
Today I would like to introduce another story related to none kick movement.

There is no dancing movement of kicking the ground in Mai off course.
I have not seen the walking movement of kicking the ground in Japanese traditional performing arts.

However we could see a lot of movement by kicking the ground in martial arts.
I was thinking previously that kicking movement must be required because of quick response in martial arts.
But when I look into deeply I am feeling that something is not quite right.

During the sumo match, Taiho vs. Kashiwado which was broadcasted on 19 May(Mon,) pushing the opponent by the 'tanden' (a point in the lower abdomen), not by kicking the ground.
I had introduced that moving the foot which locates opposite from the way you want to go firstly in my previous essay titled “The pivot foot in turnaround” issued on 15 March, 2014 is as same theory as what I am saying now, “None kick movement”

Also I found that Kotoyuuki is not kicking the ground at Tachiai, initial charge when I started to considering “None kick movement” last year. I was very proud to find that “Kotoyuuki is moving forward his body to opponent without kicking the ground. That is why his movement is faster than others.” I guess my discovery is not so bad because ex-Yokozuna, Grand Sumo Champion, had clicked “Favorite” bottom against the story which a person of my family wrote down in Twitter.

Comparing none kick movement and kick movement you could move much faster by none kick movement because the number of movement steps is less than kick movement steps. To do further explanation in kick movement case you need to pull up the leg after kicking the ground but in none kick movement no need to pull up the leg because of forwarding the body including the legs toward to the moving direction only.

It means much more quick action this none kick movement is much effective.

The advantage is not only speed but also power.
Back to Sumo Tachiai none kick movement looks very slow at the beginning but the opponent feels big pressure at the body contacting period. On other hand kick movement looks very fast but the opponent feels less pressure than previous case.
The difference is that whether you are using your body performance fully or not. In another words kick movement could not forward body power toward fully to the opponent because a part of weight remains at the leg which kicked the ground.

You might wonder the body shall fall down if the opponent does not move toward directly, i.e. hataki(slap down), tricky movement. Please do not worry because none kick movement is good balanced movement using position changes of center of gravity at low position.
This might be the mechanism of “Suri-Ashi”.
Kick movement is not might be so good balance movement because there are several additional movement compared with none kick movement. I think this movement has a disadvantage.

So why do we kick the ground to start the movement?
I believe kick movement is very natural from my experience.
We could not perform none kick movement without training and/or exercise.

Body movement is very similar to movement of spinning top because both movement is moving very compact at center part, body axis for body movement and shaft center of spinning top. That is why none kick movement does not cause injury and/or physical defect even movement looks similar.

At one scheme in Mai performance, one foot forward and the other back, we put center of gravity on forward foot but not 100% remain some weight on other foot. If you fail sharing the balance you will hurt your knee. Sharing a good natural body balance is not only good for your physical treatment but feel much comfortable.

And harmonic body movement is very beautiful without doubt.
This theory shall be memorizing somewhere inside of our body.


Recommendation of the body mobilization

Recommendation of the body mobilization

Become comfortable not strain at one part + Enjoy fun by new discovery

The student who practiced for one year said “I am hearing the music by chest”.
At Mai exercise I am teaching when you watch scenery or things please image the eye at your chest instead of actual eye. It seems that she is trying to practice my word.
She continues “World looks different when listen music by chest.”
She is playing a music instrument in the orchestra. It is new surprise that my Mai instruction is useful for orchestra musician.

At Mai exercise class and/or trial Mai class one of the purpose is to find a hint to connect all parts of your body(bone) for good performance and feel body inside and this helps you to increase body sensors.

Human being is always thinking how to live easily and wants to spend fun time.
So I always make one part working only and others are taking a rest.
I think sharing works is much effective than one body part working method.
We have digressed from the theme.

Case1: Lifting the luggage
We will use our hand to grad and/or lift the things. If it is too heavy we will shoulder a bundle, carry and put a bundle on head. Some time we will lift by hand even much heavy.
Lifting over-weight things by hand hurts joint, muscle and back.
Will feel comfortable using a big scale muscle at back.
It is easy to lift up the baggage lowering the shoulder blade and lock the position of arm. This method could sprit the weight from arm via back to everywhere in your body. That means whole body shares total load.

Case2: Claiming the stairs
Every one lifts legs claiming the stairs. Do you make a noise when you put down your legs? If yes, you might feel heavy to lift up your own weight to claim the stairs. I recommend you to use your upper body to share the weight.
You could claim the stairs easily.
Let me explain the how to do.
Please try to claim the stairs with the image that the string connected to your navel is pulled up to the sky. Additionally walking on tips is great. This imagination shall help you to save energy to claim the stairs.

There is a lot of health management methods are introduced these days. But it is tough to memorize a various way and difficult to continue.
So please remember “body mobilization” method.
Combination of all body parts is the best way to avoid injury and uncomfortable.
Please check your movement whether sharing the load or not.

Body shall have a function to collaborate each body parts. If you are conscious this collaboration you could reduce injury and uncomfortable. You could discover new recognition from this collaboration. I am very happy to aware unexpected effect because I am doing Mai.

The person who listen music by chest is also enjoying to aware unexpected effect and she is considering and challenging various things

About teaching of “Looking a thing by chest” this will become expression saying only consciousness superficially above the neck If you look at the eyes. But when the eyes are attached to the chest and image, and to the feelings of the stomach can be expressed throughout the body, we are able to go above all spread more deeply their own consciousness.
If consciousness changes body will change. If body changes, consciousness also will change. This point is very difficult to express. Seeing is believing. You will see and you will try once.

What to feel from the experience is various.
These days I aware many people is wearing a string at waist in Kimono. The people are wearing Kimono for 24hours they are wearing a string at hip for hundreds years. This style must have a reason. To experience this wearing style I am asking the student who attends at trail class or practice to wear a string at hip. I hear the voice as follow; "feels good", "good condition" "body is easy," "hip is stable," "impressions such as firmly move " and etc.. Everyone indescribably like you started to feel something, even spread of ideas noticed due to wound the waist cord also is each person.

It is fun to realize new discovery, body feels easy, watch different world, expressing rich expressed in Mai…. I would like many people to experience these joys and would like them to increase sensors in body by being aware of the inside of the body, please use your body in various way to learn knack in various area. I am thinking to aware many discoveries.

The thinking method of body mobilization will make everything goes well. It will be better to collaborate with each other instead of leaving everything up to someone else.
It is better to share the load not to bet the excessive burden.


Idea of Muscle, Idea of Bone

Idea of Meat, Idea of Bone

Ego and Harmony, Individual and Corporation

At Mai trial class on 23 January I asked students make a pair to experience the difference of "vertical the pelvis", "lower the shoulder blades". During this practice I explained “arms and body work together, by the body and lower body work together, movement of the waist and stomach leads to everywhere in body." I explained additionally “arm, leg moves by ego.” This description was not originally prepared but I was confirming that “this theory is not wrong” in my mind.

I would like to review my thoughts to make sure this in not wrong as follow.

Needless to say, in Japan and has been focused on whether the deal how the "bone" than the "muscle" since ancient times as a puppet sides of the body. That of important points that invisible to say "knack", I treat bone holds the key.

Everyone`s bone structure is same, even women, children, old people, body size is whether large or small. If you could master body movement method, you are able to increase a physical ability devising the handling of there some "bone" I can. It is good even without much impossible to muscle to go fall naturally.

Collaborating body parts by using bone you could use body power as fluid. I think this is an idea of “Harmony” because handling a body as one is very important.

And I would like to look specifically. The human body movement to rely on muscle, I think a move to use the skeleton, and that it cannot simply be divided, but in order to think clearly, I would like to consider in comparison.

To explain “muscle” movement it is depends on power. Human will devote the labor minimum to achieve a purpose without any uselessness. When you list a piece of paper you just use your arm. But how do you list 3000pieces of paper by arm? You might expand muscle movement from arm to shoulder to list up these by power only.
“Bone” movement is to connect all body parts to aim one movement. When you use bone movement to lift the same 3000pieces paper up, you will lower scapula and lock back and arm to mobilize back muscle even standing up pelvis to mobilize legs and loins togather.

On other hand “muscle” movement is in another word depending on an individual body parts movement. Each individual body parts will try to solve the problem by using their muscles. When he/she tries to solve somehow, he/she will set foot on ground naturally.
Because he/she feels power is leaking out and do not force the opponent. Setting foot on ground means you are setting the center of your movement by straddling. So all of your movement will be placed on center and you could not adjust your movement with the opponent. Myself and opponent is opposing as different thing. In another word, if I set foot on ground, the opponent will do as same, if you work hard, the opponent will work much harder affecting by your own work. That means your acting is making the opponent stronger. When you look inside your body, you could understand each body part is working individually opposing. Weak body parts (joint etc..) will be injured because of overweight against weak point.

For example when you tear Washi by hand, is difficult to tear straight by set foot on ground. Because it is not easy to synchronize your movement against fluttering Washi.
Also when you want to move your body 1meter to right side, you need to kick the ground by left foot in case you are setting foot on ground. The steps of moving to right is as first step; kick ground by left foot, second step; body moves right side, lastly; pull up left leg to your body side. Left leg is the only part which is left behind. Not only speed getting slow your left leg will be hurt by attached by Katana, Japanese sword.
Please try to face person and join each other hand by shoulder height level. When you push opponent by right shoulder, the opponent will push back by his/her left shoulder opponent by waist, the opponent will push back by his/her waist.

If you make much of “Bone” connection, you could move your total body toward to 1meter right side without kicking ground. To unify all body parts as one it is no need to set foot on ground. So you could adjust your movement with opponent`s movement. It is easy to tear Washi straight using this bone movement to adjust body movement to Washi fluttering movement. If you adjust movement with heavy weight and yourself, you could move easily. Please imagine moving wash tab with full water from right to left. When you set your foot on ground, this movement makes water small waves and water spit out. But if you adjust your movement to water in water tab, you could move the water tab without any water spit out from it. This is because a posture is harmonizing with water. When you pull some person`s arm to move him/her, he/she will straddle on tiptoe to prevent from moving. But if you unify your arm to opponent`s arm and start moving without set foot on ground, the opponent will step forward one step.
You could easily move naturally when you unify with others.

From point view from martial art “Bone” connection movement will not aware opponent about beginning sign because you are not set foot on ground and are unifying with opponent. So opponent does not have any information of mine and he/she could not stop my movement. You are not sticking at one place because you are not setting foot on ground and not need to do power performance because fulcrum itself is moving.

“Muscle” movement idea is the way to think individual or the method point yourself in the center (= Ego) and make opponent to move. It is easy to understand but I have image of strong-armed method.

In other way “Bone” movement idea is the way how to output maximum power by connection or how to get good result by unifying with other. It is vague but I have image of natural method.

I think this idea of “connection, harmony” is linked to the words of Japanese famous Philosopher Ikuro Nishida about the feature of Japanese Culture, “Look subject by make yourself none. Melt yourself inside subject.” In another word make yourself unify with every subject and every person by make yourself none, make your mind unify with others like Hanka-SHiyui Image, I think.

The sprit of old Japanese “Wa (respect each others)” is said mutual aid sprit. Following this understanding old Japanese thinking is “Not fighting but harmonizing” fundamentally. We have been much more of harmonizing with Nature and others. That is why there is a lot of fuzzy expressions in Japanese to avoid to be against with others.

I feel this idea of “Bone” is not only body movement method but life style.

If that cases I think to unify body and mind we need not only to exercise “bone” movement but to skill up own mind.

When I attend Ko-Budo before I have learned that I could move the partner standing diagonally behind by spreading the arms as growing of young tree even the partner is setting foot on ground. Strangely when my arm contacts the partner`s body I am aware of the contact point and arm itself, I could not success to move the partner again and again. Even the partner who is setting foot ground push back.

My consciousness is “Ego”. To be aware the contact point of my arm and partners`s body is to have a will to “push the partner”.
Whether you are doing the practice with Ego or not the result, push out or not, will be different. That means one consciousness will change the movement itself.

I would like to introduce the story by a pupil of a sculptor of Buddhist images, Sourin Matsuhisa. “There is a person who carves Buddhist images very beautiful but do not want to fold hands in prayer. Buddhist images will be with Ego as long as you have Ego. The works will show the artist itself inside. The work or body movement show the person.”

To change the body movement and yourself I become thinking that erasing Ego is the way to be close to “harmony”.

I understand it by my brain but could not do easily. So it is mental training and discipling.

‎Acharya Shionuma who succeeded the 1000 Day Circumambulation introduced in his own book as follow. “To upgrade Sutra chanting skill trainee should be scolded severely. You should never show your emotion from face or attitude because senior person sometimes says unreasonable words to train junior person. This is like training to take off Ego and it is able to grow mental part not to any excuse to break the atmosphere repeated.

Indeed, I though.

There is not special to take off Ego. What will you do when you are treated unreasonably facing with elder people or others. If you put yourself in the severe circumstance which you could not say any excuse, you could think “you could do special practice to take off Ego by skipping a grade”.

I was thinking unacceptable and something authoritarian feeling at any excuse is allowed location. On other hand I was feeling not a little charm that I am trained strictly.
I could not understand why this kind of severe atmosphere is needed.

The words of Acharya Shionuma, struck me really. To those of master and pupil relationship that does not say whether or not there has such a meaning.

My memory flashed back about one TV program before.
It is one scheme about the conversation between Ohtake-Oyakata and Ohsunaarashi.
Ohatae-Oyakata warned Ohsunaarashi against the behaivor pushed the opponent after winning and saying excuse in early days entering Sumo house by following words. “Obediently saying “Yes, I'm sorry, “? Honest, and humble feelings (is important).” “We work hard sumo, But you know, such a place (heart) also work hard." But he was not convinced. Ohsunaarashi told TV crew later that “No need of explanation. In Egypt I will explain the reason why I did so. But in Japan I must apologize immediately.”
Oyakata is trying to teach severely humble and obedient in mind to be Sumo Wrestler to be loved by fans.
(Broadcast at 17 August 2012 from NHK 20min. “Do Sumo by heart ~ Hot-blood Oyakata and Egyptian Sumo Wrestler~)

It is not only in the mind of growth. By taking off "Ego", I think it would come to also affect the skills to harmonize adapt yourself to the situation and the environment.

For example, in the martial arts, there might face the opponent at the unexpected place, at the unexpected situation. Need to practice and try to take off “Ego” at the same time because you might lose your life without best performance at any situation.

Practice, such as Mai, how to move the selfishness of the body, is a process that will change to how to move that was discarded "Ego", grow heart by such a notice.

Good body performance might be given by grown mind instead of a sound mind in a sound body

I would like to think deeply once more that the fundamental idea of basic body performance of “Mai” dedicated to God or life and dead fight is “not to against, harmonize with others without selfishness.”

(2015-2-4 full modification)



About miscellaneous thing

I write about the miscellaneous thing.


Small Articles Affect to "Mai"

Small Articles Affect to "Mai"

What's most important articles for "Mai"?

If you arrange articles for "Mai", Ougi and Kimono are all.
Then Ougi is the most important item.
But every school has its own specified Ougi for lesson, so it's difficult to choose your own specified Ougi.

So, I hope you to think important to wear "Tabi".
Especially, when you learn by yourself in your house, it's better to learn in your sleep wear or usual clothes, even if in that case,
I hope you to wear at least "Tabi".
Never learn by bare feet or with sockes, not to getting bad habits.
Certainly I felt something had chaned inside my body, after I began to wear "Tabi" in self learning in my house.

And if you can, I hope you to wear "Tabi" meets your foot.
I recommend you to feel how is the "Tabi" meet your feet in specialist shops (ordered or semi-oredered) and dance with the "Tabi".
It will be exellent.
Then, after wearing out, try to use in your house, please.

↑This "Tabi" are made of not "Kyarako" but "Momen"cotton.
 They're easy to wear. They seem a little bit cream-colored, compared with
 "Kyarako"'s blue-white.
 This "Tabi"are new but some wrinkle are showed.
 In order to wearing any time, I 've already wash them 3 times.
 This wrinkle is sign of adapting to my feet.

And if you can....
When you learn in your house, I hope you to think important to wear "Kosihimo" (abdomen cord).
Wear "Koshihimo" on your pelvis even if you don't wear kimono.
The position of cord has important meaning and role.
For experience, wear it on your pelvis, and try to clean the floor with your hand on cloth or to lift up heavy objects.
Don't you feel easily to move with hole your body?
When you wear cord on your waist, restained taking meal and/or deep breath.
But if you wear it on your pelvis, you are free from these restraints, and you feel sense of stability as exist a core inside your abdomen, don't you?

It's better to wear a flat cord not round cord, it might be possible, solid cloth inside, you can feel these sense much.

In my Lesson Dojo, I prepare "Koshihimo" for rent, and pupils wear it even if learning with usual clothes.

I took a long way to notice these things.
For the reason, I hope you to take short way as much as possible.

Take my words, and try it anyway.

↑ Let me introduce my favorite cords.
From left to right
Cord of Musline (It's made of wool 100% (in spite of named musline).
         It's tightened well. I reccomend you to wear on pelvis.)
Cord of Silk    (It's soft to touch. I wear it on rib rather than on pelvis.)
Cord of Silk, Willow (It's weaved like willow. it's tightened very well.)
Cord of Silk, Willow, solid cloth inside
         (I sawed solid cloth on the cord. It's tightened
         very well and flat, so I wear on pelvis.)
"Datejime" of Silk (narrow)
         (It has solid cloth inside. I wear on pelvis as "Koshihimo"
         in winter.)
"Datejime" of Silk , Hakata-ori Textile (It's common "Datejime".)
"Datejime" of Silk, Hakata-ori Textile (wide) (I wear it in case of heavy Kimono.)

*"Datejime" is thin belt worn over kimono and under obi in order to hold folding.

Upper from left
Triangle Folding (When you put away a flat cord, fold as rice ball, triangle.
        It makes straight wrinkles, so you can wear it comfortably again.)
Roll Folding   (When you put away a wide cord, roll it up. If it's long,
         fold in half and wind from center. It makes straight wrinkles,
         also, I recommned this method,too.)


The Importance of Learning Directly

The Importance of Learning Directly

Why is it important to learn not only by books but also by teachers directly?

The other day, I saw special exhibision “Yousai and Kennin-ji” at Tokyo National Museum.
(*”Yousai”(or “Eisai” is one of the famous Buddhists, and opened Zen School in 1199.
*”Kennin-ji is Zen Temple in Kyoto.)

From the audhio guides of “Ingo-shu” (it was wrote by “Yousai” ), I heard that it contains that it’s important training not only learning by books but also by teachers directly.

Think abou t present day, it would be reworded to virtual things for examples-books, TV or Web network and so on.
Why it’s not enogh?

Because to get knowledge has a dager to intend to understand?
To be easy to believe?
Originally, “learning”in Japanese”manabu” ‘s word derivation is “imitate”in Japanese”manebu”, is it cause?

On that subject, I watched impressive experiment on TV Show “Baby, Mystery of his/her brain and body’s growth. –Grasped miracle flexibility—“ (NHK BS-premium)
It was a research by Professor Patricia Kuhl, of Washington University in Seattle, experimented 9months babies.
9months is the period which increase the capacity of recognize mother tangue, and decrease the capacity of recognize foreign languages.

One Chinese teacher talked to babies in video for 25minutes, for 12times (4 weeks).
After that, they examined the babies how to learn Chinese language.
The results were same to the results of no learned babies.

Same teacher talked to other babies directly same time, same period and same contents to video.
After that, they examined the babies how to learn Chinese, the babies’ recognized highly in Chinese.

That’s to say, we cannot acquire the learning through video, but we can acquire the learning through relation with humans.

Certainly, think of human beeing’s long history, the period not to depend on videos and books is much far long than after depend on, so I can understand that relationship with others make a strong influenceon brain.

If so, “Yousai”’s word that Learn by books is not enough would might be not cased only by danger to intend to understand or easy to belive.

And, though this experiment is according to learning, think of the strength influences to brain, I imagine the possibility the influences to mind.
I heard that solitary confinement makes severe mental damage.

Perhaps, human might be made that we can be happy only with the relationship with others.

I talk about information by TV, again.
I get informations from virtual resources.
I must bear in mind...


My Methods of Organization

My Methods of Organization

Tabi and Ribbon

I titled highly coloured.
The other day, I marked my new Tabi, let me introduce the mothods.

When I wash two or three pair of Tabi, I confused the pair.
It was not confortable, so I marked them in new.

I marked by sewing 4 petals by changing the colour at the below of “Kohaze”(clasps).
The position is covered when we wear them.
It will be nice to embroider flower or butterfly on them.

Next is Ribbon.

The beautiful ribbon wraped presents and decorated the goods purchased just managing.
Don’t you feel “Mottainai” and want to keep them?

I put them on box, but they tangled and become “Gucha-gucha” , made me irritate.
Then, I think of winding onto the straws.

It was succeed, so I introduce you.

You can see at a glace the length of ribbons, to change the colour or number of straws according to the length of ribbons.
To fit the box, cut the straws, so you can put them on smart.

I like it.


Today's Equipment for Practice Music

Way that the heading became absolutely comfortable

Live performance→cassette tapes →MD→and・・・

How do you play a song during a lesson, not only in dance, but also in ballet or dance? I wonder if you are in a similar situation, why are you all?

[Live Play]
In the past, the masters of dance were clearly able to play sangen and sing.
Sometimes the master practiced dancing while playing sangen and singing by himself. In fact, there are several songs on my hand that are sung by Professor Takaka Yamamura, a Living National Treasure who was a master.
It's a live performance, so you can start over from anywhere immediately.
However, it is very luxurious to ask someone who specializes in performing, and I can't practise casually.
So you can't show a model if you're trying to sing with the master himself.

[Tape, Cassette Tape]
So, when the reel tapes came out, practice using the sound source recorded on the tape spread.
It became a cassette tape from the reel tape, and it became cheaper and easier to handle, and it became common soon.
It is then a long time to record to a cassette tape and play it back.

However, the inconvenience of this cassette tape is the time to rewind the tape.
In addition, it is very difficult to find the target part, because it is impossible to start out in addition to detecting the silent part.
Especially in the case of a singing song, there may be a space between songs, so it is troublesome to detect a silent part in a song by itself. Considering the labor of heading, only one song on the A-plane and two songs on the B-plane are included in one song. Therefore, there is a drawback that many songs can be a good baggage to carry around.

The CD came out afterwards, but because there was no widespread use of devices that could easily be recorded on CDs at home, the CD was treated as a successor to the record, and it was unrelated to practice.

Then MD has appeared as an alternative to cassette tape.
This was a breakthrough!
It's easy to record a performance yourself like a cassette tape, and it's easier to split it in the middle of a song to make it easier to start, cut out unnecessary parts before and after a song, immediately search for the targeted song and the beginning of the song from a single MD with a name, or change the order in which the songs are played in the MD. They can be done directly with equipment.
It's easy to start, so you can record any song in a single 74-minute or 80-minute MD, and you can record 320 minutes in 4x mode. You can put 32 songs in a single 10-minute song.

The most prominent characteristic of MD is that the file plays back without any gap between the file and the file. This is so-called "gapless playback".
If you divide a song into a B part C part and a few files, you can smoothly play the file so that you can't see it. If you want to play from the B part onwards, you can easily start playback from that file.
You can also find the section you want to cue by combining the subject and lyrics, such as "TAKASAGO 2 NAMINO" to "TAKASAGO 3-YORBE", and assigning song titles to each song.
MD seemed ideal for practice.

However, devices with MD slots are no longer being sold. This is because SONY, which was the supplier, decided to withdraw from MDs and ceased production.

Now, how to enjoy music has become a memory medium. The times changed.

I was at a loss what to do now that the MD was gone.
It's a fate to bring the MD player into SONY and replace the MD signal-reading/writing unit with a new one, buy two mini-components with MD slots, or stick to the MD after all, whilst there is a component...

I tried to learn something from the CD, but there are almost no devices that can't play Gapless CD. Also, there are some devices that do not have a function such as going back a little, going back a little, and so on, and CD players rent at the venue in practice on the go, so we have to think they don't have those functions. Of course, the song name is not displayed, but only the track number of the first song, second song, etc. is displayed. I don't know which part is what and how many songs it is.
I tried various methods of recording, but it's somehow hard to use.

Even if you use a PC to play MP3 files on a mobile device, there was no way to make a silence between the A and B parts of a song, so you could not see the joint as a single song.

But I finally found it!!

[Walkman or ipod]
Gapless playback is possible with Walkman for songs in the form of ATRAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, etc.!! (http://qa.support.sony.jp/solution/S1204109003814/)
It seems that it is also available in ipod. (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1797?viewlocale=ja_JP&locale=ja_JP)

And you can skip to speakers wirelessly from Walkman and ipod!

This is very easy to use!
I bought a Walkman (S780 series), and like a MD, I divide a song, name it, and play it. You can then use a strap to pinch the Walkman over your neck and then manipulate it at hand. It is not necessary to return to the operation of the device every time.
You can use Bluetooth to play a cordless note to move freely.
The volume of the speaker is 400 grams, which is equivalent to 10 watts or more of radio cassette sound. (JBL FLIP2)
With this combination, you can carry it anywhere.
Now you don't have to worry about renting a player at the venue.
In addition, thousands of songs can be placed in a card-sized walkman. Of course, I will have enough room for all the songs for my training.
You can also play back videos to check the fringes, or FM can be used to collect information in case of a disaster.

A nail sticker has ↑ been affixed so that the "Play/Stop Button" and "Return Button", which are frequently used, can be pressed manually.

Recording is recorded from an IC recorder, etc., and you need to work on a computer to input and edit song names. However, the trouble caused by the disappearance of MD has been solved at once.

I would appreciate your help if you would be able to find out what you are worried about.




Ancient Japanese Cultivation Method

Ancient Japanese Cultivation Method

Everyone's participatory approach to the workplace

Ancient Japanese cultivation method
Everyone's participatory approach to the workplace

Until recently, in Japan, there was a method of getting new employees to come to the field as soon as they were able to master some kind of skill. Instead of teaching hand-in-hand, it was a form of work, or a form of help. This was basically the same method of training in the world of craftsmen, in the world of art, and in the world of cooks and monks.
"In the personal connection between a master and a disciple, ""seeing and stealing"" a master's technique was encouraged, and there was not much to teach them in accordance with procedures."

When viewed from a person who is familiar with Western-style training methods, it may seem that it is because the curriculum is not prepared to seem like a blunder on the part of teachers or to teach them. I also thought so before.

However, I gradually realized that the way to throw it into the field is meaningful in many ways as well.

First of all, we will be able to move independently.

If you get in and get thrown into the cutting edge of the field right away, the newcomer doesn't really know what it is.
I don't know well, so I think about what I can do. I can give you miscellaneous services. I'll think about why it's a chore with complaints. There is no opportunity to do professional things. Nobody tells me, so I will do it by looking around and looking at it.
You will always be placed in a situation where you have to think proactively, and you will find yourself the standard of what is right or wrong in order to acquire skills.
This is important.

It is very important to do something proactively, because the technique is not only done in the head but also in the body.
Moreover, the technique is important in the body, and it is not meaningful to arrange it in appearance.
Because the sensation in the body makes sense, you can't meet anything if you're passive.
Also, in terms of inheriting the tradition, we have to inherit the body's sensations, so if we don't have a proactive stance, we'll just make deteriorated copies. It may result like a message game. Unless each person endeavors to meet the essence, it is a matter of internal sensation within the body, so unless they are proactive, they will not be able to meet and convey the skills next.

The second point is that we can teach things that cannot be expressed in words quickly.

The starting point of "logic" (logical) is that there is no contradiction in words, but the words are two dimensions that cannot be emitted at the same moment, and exist only in series.
However, the body is three-dimensional. Technologies are created by the cooperation of body movements, mind, mind, and consciousness, and they can be processed in parallel. Therefore, it must be said that it is difficult to define or express them in terms of two-dimensional, series.
Therefore, even in the case of acquiring techniques, it is a major premise to "look at and steal," and I will not explain many of them in words.
The use of words is thought in mind, but a person with a predisposition can get a look much faster than thinking in mind and learning in order. Three-dimensional things are quicker to learn in three dimensions.

Thirdly, it is not a secondary theory, but rather a point of nurturing without limiting expertise.

The view of modern Western things is mainly based on dualism, but since ancient times in Japan, people have disliked such a stance. Kitaro NISHIDA, a philosopher who represents modern Japan, says that the way of perceiving things that have been passed down from ancient Japan is in the place of "making yourself empty and seeing things, and yourself dying in things." He explains the philosophical grounds that have been cherished since ancient times, such as colored sokuzoku sokuzoku kushinzo, universal shinzo, universal shinzoku, universal shinzoku, and chigyo-goitsu, and says that the attitude of grasping spirit and matter, subjective and objective, inside and outside, individual and universal, ideal and reality, theory and practice, etc., without distinguishing them, is one part of the way of thinking that differs from that of the West.

Certainly, in Japan, we have developed in harmony and integrity, not separating traditionally spiritual and physical things. I think that both martial arts and arts and religions have the same meaning in that they face the inner world, and that training means confronting the inner world.
This type of training is difficult to develop in a curricular manner.
To this end, we take time to teach and train pupils through a close relationship between masters and pupils, comprehensively grasping the level of proficiency of the pupils. So that he was cautious, both as a master and as a disciple, and the door itself was narrow.

It can also be thought that adopting a method of managing an organization in a group will not be constrained by binary theory. There is no conductor even in a large number of ensembles such as nagauta. There is only a leader like tate-shamisen. In traditional Japanese plays such as Nohgaku and Kabuki, there are no performers. Work with everyone to tackle the problem. Therefore, of course, we do not separate players from people who organize groups at the development stage.
Even in martial arts, they do not separate officers from soldiers and train them. Officers and soldiers have been trained since the beginning, and the path has naturally been divided according to the appropriateness and the flowering of abilities.

In contrast, in the West, managers and players are generally educated separately from their development stages.
For example, you can rationally enhance your expertise by separating it from a conductor and orchestra member, a performer and an actor, an MBA holder who should become a manager and a specialist, an officer and a soldier etc., etc., from the training stage.
Education based on a curriculum usually considered Western style has entered Japan as effective for school education and soldier education as part of wealthy nations and strong soldiers, so it is often a method for nurturing players. Therefore, the gates are broad, and I am good at keeping the number of adults to a certain level at a time. The purpose of training is different in the first place.

Therefore, in the case of Japan's training methods, officers learn what they know as soldiers and officers, so everyone knows how to look at the whole, so even when officers are unable to participate in the war, other people can immediately take on that role and change it.
It may be possible to express it as a gear, but in Japan we have developed a generalist (career track) that can do anything even a little ago in modern corporate organizations. The term gear has a catastrophic reverberation, but if it was the same system as the Western soldier training system, what about it? Even if a person who has been trained as a soldier has the aptitude of an officer, it is difficult to get a job as an officer because he has not been educated as an officer.
Considering this, I think that the way to train Japanese generalists is a system where everyone has a chance to hone their abilities, and because of the high mobility, the right person in the right position is the right one if they have talent.

I would like to give you an example of how traditional Japanese sensibilities are not bound by dualism, because it seems to be one of the factors that have sustained peace in the 300 years of the Edo Period.

In the Edo period, for example, the feudal system in Japan was relatively slower than in the West. Liquidity of status and occupation has been secured to some extent, and both landlords and peasants were landowners in relation to land rights. It was not that peasants borrowed the land of the feudal lord. Farmers were also allowed to own their land. In addition, the village was also involved in land on its own initiative in the form of sharing among the villagers as a whole.
Therefore, it was also possible to use a system called "wachi-chi." Villagers exchange their property by lottery, etc. once every few years. It was a system for equalizing the risk burden of floods and other disasters, so that one house would not become a disadvantage for a long time. In addition, the village shared the use of Yamano's admission area in the village to use limited resources permanently, and the village established rules and used them. It was not decided by the lord. (Mainly according to " The Edo Period of Peasants, " written by Hisashi WATANABE)
At first glance, it seemed like a hard-to-understand system, but the right relationship was formed in one land in a multi-layered manner, and the problem was mitigated by having one person on the land as the owner and being a co-owner on the other land. I think this system also helped the peace of the 300 years of Edo to continue.

In addition, it is often criticized that Japan's consensus system is not clearly responsible, but it is thought that this is because it is becoming more habitual to manage organizations in groups without being bound by binarization. The decision-making process is difficult to understand, but there are also advantages such as how to make decisions that create an adversary, dictatorship, and the ability to avoid abuse of the logic of the number of majority votes.

Because the breeding methods that are said to be Western-style, the breeding methods that have existed since ancient Japan, and the purpose and background of each of them differ, I think it is important to decide what kind of breeding methods should be adopted and use them separately based on careful consideration of the objectives and pros and cons.

Neither the Western way of thinking nor the Eastern way of thinking should be superior or inferior, much less something that should be integrated into one or the other. I believe that the most balanced way for this world is to do things while complementing each other.


Obedience, diligence, and love

Obedience, diligence, and love

Does it means to give out everything I've tried to get in an environment that I've accepted with attachment?

"""Subordination, diligence, and love"" was the school precept I attended."
However, there was a great resistance to the first 'compliance'. I didn't like this word because I felt like I had to obey something unreasonable.

"If you were looking around the philosopher Takeshi Umehara in NHK's ""Hundred Years Interview"" the other day, you said that the morality of Buddhism was ""fuse, shojin, and ninjitsu."""
I remembered the school lesson, saying... it was like three words I heard somewhere...

Isn't it that Fuse = Aitoku, Shojin = diligence, Ninjitsu = obedience?
If so,

Aitoku ' is ' fuse, ' so it is given for people. Don't you spare yourself in doing whatever you can?
"Diligence" is ""diligence,"" so make efforts."
And since disliked "obedience" is "humiliation," I endure humiliation. Doesn't that mean accepting and enduring?
When I thought about it, I came to think of it as "important thing" very frankly.

"Diligent work" (Shojin) is something to do, so I remember when I always feel lazy and inspire myself, saying, ""No, it's not the result unless you make efforts."""

"However, ""Aitoku"" (Fuse) is difficult." I feel good when I do it, so I can put it into practice for self-satisfaction, but it's hard to do it. Now, I am fighting against this "generosity."
When teaching people something, the idea of adjusting the content of the conversation may be interrupted. I'm almost going to give up what I teach you.
But don't grasp knowledge, people's encounters, or anything. It has to be left and circulated. If you don't give me everything you have, nothing new comes in.
I'm dying, so if I'm holding it, I'll end up only inside of me. I'll give you everything you have, so you can die tomorrow.
I always say it to myself. It's a shame to throw it away, but you shouldn't be lazy to give it to people. I want to make sure that I don't have to say it as soon as possible.

And "obedience" (ninjin) is far away. To accept and endure. I'm sure you can't stand it while you're patient.
Trees and flowers cannot change the place where they spend their lives, and they seem to live as hard as they can by accepting such a life. I'm sure that is the ideal form.

Sometimes, some years ago, my mentor goes to your answering machine when he/she goes out. The master of the teacher fell under the arachnoid, and then the ventilator and gastrostomy were done. The ventilator came off with the help of his wife (as an teacher) and the stomach fistula came off, so that he could eat out of the mouth. However, even if the mosquitoes were stuck on his face due to quadriplegia, he could not even pay for it. I will be away for a few hours with my master. One eye is also blind, and it's hard to speak words, so I can't speak as I expected. Still, you are "accepting" that life and living happily.
"Accepting" is amazing. If I were in the position of my teacher or master, I always wonder if I could be like you two.
I'm complaining or complaining about even small things...

But I came up with a little bit last time.
"Accepting" is still very difficult for me, but if I feel "attached", I may be able to do so.
You should be able to choose a lot of things, but you may be frustrated because you've got this.
I don't know if it's true, but it's now, so why don't we do it together?

I thought so when I told my friend about the old man's kimono.
People in the old days didn 't have so many kimonos in particular, but they used to wear a single kimono as a plain kimono by peeling off the back if it got hot, a lined kimono by putting on the back if it got cold, a cotton in between if it got colder, a front or a zabuton of a kamaton if it became old, and a hataki if it became older, and so on. That's why I was talking about the kimono being like that person's trademark, and when I saw someone in a similar kimono, I suddenly remembered that person.
Rather than gathering your favorite things at hand indefinitely and living with a thin edge, it seems more attractive for you to walk with your smell while you're still involved with the favorite thing. It was when I was talking about it not only to things, but also to people, wasn't it?
I thought it was a "culture of attachment" when I talked about it.
Considering the fact that trees and flowers are also doing so, I think it would be more appropriate for nature to live in such a way, and if we could do so, we would surely be able to live both physically and mentally without strain.

That's why I think I'll accept it, but when I think of "Let's feel attached", the hurdle becomes a little lower and I feel like I can do it a little.

This means "obedience, diligence, and virtue." This means "in an environment accepted with attachment, striving to gain something, and offering it all."

Thirty years after I graduated, I finally understood (I feel) the meaning of the school lesson.
Maybe it's different, but I think it means that right now, and I'd like to tell myself as much as I can.

It really took me 30 years... I'm slow to grow...


Hand-sewn yukata

Hand-sewn yukata

To wear a single yukata for a long time

In fact, all Japanese clothes are basically hand-sewn, so hand-sewn is a matter of course. Recently, however, there seems to be an increase in the number of sewing backs with sewing machines. I have been advised to use a sewing machine at a department store in Nihonbashi.

Certainly, it's about 160cm dadding, but sewing straight is easy and fast with a sewing machine, so I also thought of buying a sewing machine for a while, but after wearing the yukata I sewed myself, I realized that there is a reason why it's hand-sewn after all.

First of all, the comfort is soft.
And if you sew it by hand, you will be able to wear it for a long time.

Even if the kimono is loosely worn, the area around the buttocks should be smoothly aligned with the body.
If you sit, walk, or move, the hips will still be burdensome, and you may be frayed.

The string around the buttocks breaks with a chirping sound. "Oh, don't," he said for a moment.
But it's okay. The back stitches are sewn doubly, so the underwear will not be visible.
And you can sew it again. If the thread itself becomes weak, stitch the back again.

However, if it is a sewing machine, not only will the thread be broken, but it may also be damaged to the dough. Then the damage is enormous.

I see, so even when the sewing machine came in, all the Japanese clothes remained hand-sewn.

When Yukata becomes unable to wear everyday clothes, they can be worn as sleeping clothes in opposite lengths, or tailored for children, or eventually used as dust cloths or oshime... In the past, of course, it was a bath suit, but there is also a story that the raincoat was haori on a rainy day instead. Yes, the airplane maintenance people seem to use the scraps of yukata very carefully. Is the oil included the best?

If you could use up a single yukata that much like that, it would convince you that the fabric of yukata is expensive, and I think you should wear it carefully so as not to damage the fabric as much as possible, wouldn't you?

Oh, it looks like you've kept the iron to a minimum in order to wear it carefully for a long time.

Previously, Yukata with crispy and glue on it was thought to be "correct" when it was opened, and there was a time when it was dried with glue on every time the Yukata was washed, and when it was dried, it was carefully ironed and finished perfectly.

I was asked by my older sister and pupil at the training hall, "How much do you always eat crispy yukatas, and how much do you iron them?" and when I answered with a smile, I was surprised by "Oh, oh!"
As he says to me,
"""We didn't think Yukata was like ironing..."""
"Oh? Then can you go out for cleaning?"
"Well, then, how are you?"
He said, ' When you wash it, glue it and dry it. If you want to clean the folds, just push it to bed. '

How do you like it?

I tried it as a trial.
As a result, if you stretch it properly when you dry it, it will finish beautifully without having to press it to sleep.
However, it depends on the fabric. Only one of them had a wrinkle on the seam at the sleeve, and it was not clear, so we kept ironing it.

After a few years...

Yukata who kept on the ironing is not seen yet. The creases such as Mt. Katayama and the collar become white, and the pile of the sleeve openings are so severely damaged that it feels like tearing... The fuzz on the fabric is also intense.
On the other hand, Kumi who did not iron was beautiful and comfortable to wear even Yukata with similar activity times from the same period.

Oh, I'm keenly aware that it's really impossible to iron everyday.

It is recommended to stitch the yukata by hand, paste, and no-iron.
It's sad that your favorite yukata gets spoiled, isn't it?

So, free rental yukata from training sews are also purchased and sewn by themselves.
Sewing while imagining everyone's comfort is also a secret pleasure.

Of course, all are hand stitching, gluing, and no-iron.


Disadvantage of being easy to understand

Disadvantage of being easy to understand

Is it really good that it's easy to understand?

They often praise us for our easy-to-understand explanations. But I didn't really like it. "I wonder if that really is all right?" something was stuck.

Recently, we have finally put together our ideas.

There seem to be only three ways to "make it easy to understand" to make something easier for others to understand.

First, to explain what one understands through complex words and experiences with accurate, few words and actions.
This is the best way to make it "easy to understand." I think it's wonderful.
However, this method cannot be used for any thing.

Another way is to achieve "easy-to-understand" when targeting people with differences in knowledge and understanding skills in that field, by matching them to a level of low knowledge and understanding skills. But I think this is a way that there are areas that should not be done. In the case of civil service such as government, any person must understand it, but in the case that it is not, you should be cautious. If you teach something, you may deprive yourself of the opportunity for the growth and effort of the people you can teach. When expressing, the expressive person's expression itself is twisted. One author lamented in a book that the editor said, "The words are rarely used these days, so please change them to plain words." But that would change the nuance. I think that is an example of this.

The most important thing to be aware of is to simplify complex things so that they are "easy to understand." Being simple seems to be very correct and beautiful, but that is nothing but omitting something. However, sometimes they may be "miscellaneous" because the things they omit are not necessarily wasteful. That's very horrible. Each of the things that are overlooked and lost by becoming "miscellaneous" can be a "taste", a "atmosphere", a "depth", or, above all, a "essence" because they exist, even if they are small.
So, when making it easier to understand by simplifying, I think it is necessary to have a set of things such as always making it "miscellaneous" and not doing it, checking it, or adding various things that are not always stunning when simply communicating it.

I am happy to hear that people who say "it's easy to understand" really praised me, but I always tell myself that I have to check whether something important has been dropped, whether it has become "miscellaneous," or whether it has deprived me of the opportunity to grow as a teacher.

I just have a lot of things to do, and I tend to be "miscellaneous" when, so I have to be really careful...


Humility and confidence

Humility and confidence

Tips for anxiety and anxiety

Today, I visited a gallery in Tokyo to see my acquaintance's pottery exhibition. However, my acquaintance was not at home because of his job, so I had the opportunity to talk with the gallery owner for the first time.
The woman with a nice atmosphere asked me a lot of questions that were hard to please, and my true feelings were always polorish.
"No, but it's not just my power. It's the power of those who support me."
"But the world isn't so sweet. I'm definitely picking someone to cheer on."
Then you can be confident. '
"Yes. The humility is nice, but those who are not confident are not attractive."
The idea wakes up.
"""People without confidence have no appeal."""
That person will continue. "It's only a nice senior person who is full of confidence."
Surely so.
Sometimes I'm worried if I can teach you like this. '
"Sometimes it's good."

The fact that something other than humility is not self-confident occasionally raises my head in me.
It has been like that since I started hosting a training party. """The teachers and I, who were associated with the master, tea, and other exercises, are far apart from each other in terms of patronage.""" "I feel sorry for people who come by because they fear that people are calling me ""teacher"" and teaching me about things like this."
But the independence of that negative eye is not a beautiful thing of humility, but something that comes from the desire to be disliked or to be thought of as awesome.
Because I can only do what I am naturally doing, even if I think "I think so," I still think "I'm disappointed."
After I noticed the true identity of the clamor in my mind, I told myself, "If you hate it, it can't be helped because it doesn't fit." "If you throw away the feeling of wanting to be wonderful, you can truly become a natural body." And it became a little more comfortable.
However, as expected, I sometimes feel like "Is this the right way?"

I got the word "confidence is attractive" and did it.
Confidence means believing in yourself. I was sure I was wrong with what I said to believe in myself.
Confidence is not that "I can produce results." I realized that "I can surely do it with the power around me." Believing in yourself, I think, is the power to move forward, no matter what difficulties may arise, toward "being able to survive for certain." Indeed, its driving force is attractive.

There are many other things that make you anxious besides being yourself. They can be perishing or frustrating. But I have recently come to think that there may be no solution other than believing in myself.
I should have decided to stop worrying about things that haven't produced results yet, or "let's stop worrying about allechores by coloring things that haven't come down directly to me yet" a few years ago, but when I realized it, I had a vague anxiety.
It was because he certainly didn't believe himself. Believing in yourself may not be believing in your talents and abilities. I believe in the feelings of people who support me. I believe in the power of someone who is watching over me. This may mean that you believe in the love of the existence of God and ancestors. There were certainly things that would have brought me into this world, benevolent, and yet seemingly "miraculous" to remember. So I'm sure God and your ancestors will tell you something as long as I'm hard. If I'm desperate, there's always someone who's watching over me. I can certainly feel that I am cheering someone on, and it must sometimes come round and touch me.
That's why "having confidence" means believing in the feelings of yourself and all the people around you who are invisible. I think that even if I said something great, I didn't believe people's feelings or the feelings of invisible beings so much.

It's hard to believe invisible things, isn't it? But I thought again today that it would be really difficult to affirm myself without it.

I'm not walking alone. As long as you're walking with someone, you have to spend your day with confidence and reduce your anxieties, even for the sake of their confidence.

Sometimes, I think it's okay to worry about it.


Variety of respirations

Variety of respirations

Culture of combining "breathing"

[Expressed by breathing]
I was asked about the possibility of a collaboration between dance and violin, and in that talk I told him, "I can choreograph music from other countries, but I prefer music that doesn't engrave the rhythm of my heart as much as possible."
Since Japanese music is originally based on breathing, it is very difficult for music based on the rhythm of the heart. In terms of comprehensibility, the heart base is like a metronome, with a constant rhythm and beat, while the breathing base is a little emotional change, causing fluctuations and a thick space, so-called ""gap"".
"The ""ma"" is something that should be called life, and as it has been said since ancient times, ""ma"" does not lead to ""magic,"" dances and performances are alive or dead depending on the ""period."""
I think people who watch dance or listen to a performance may share similar feelings by unconsciously aligning their breathing with the performer's breathing.

According to Professor Kimio Homma of Showa University School of Medicine, there are three parts in the brain that control respiration, the competent stem is responsible for metabolic respiration, the motor area of the cerebral cortex is responsible for voluntary respiration, and the amygdala is responsible for emotional respiration. In the expression of the mind, when we examined the state of the brain during the performance of Western actress who respected the external appearance, the motor center of the cerebral cortex was active, and the emotional part was not moving, and he said, "I was not sad but played so as to cry." In the climax of " Sumida-gawa River " of Japanese Noh which respected the one and the internal expression, there was no change in the expression and the movement of the body so much, but the respiration was changed. The amygdala was actively moving, and the brain activity was synchronized with respiration.
I heard this, and I thought that it might have been made to behave in a breathing that would have been such an emotion when exiting. If the breathing of the fringe is performed correctly, the feeling that the person who behaves wants to express will become natural. So I think it's important to keep your mind neutral and in a state of being able to be in any kind of mind, even if you don't have to "perform" consciously in particular.
And the audience's mind may be such that, by synchronizing with the breathing, the audience's mind moves as well.

[Culture of Trust and Respect and Independence]
"Combining" the "respiration" is important not only between the expressive person and the recipient, but also between the expressive person and the recipient.
In pure Japanese music, even when playing in large numbers, there are some people who are leaders, but there are no conductors. Play with each other's breath. There are no cast members even in traditional Japanese plays, Noh and Kyogen, and Kabuki. Even in new works from the Edo period, each performer judges it by himself. It's not just about entertainment. Even in the effort of sumo sumo, the attending supervisor only monitors the presence of sumo. It does not begin if the forces do not match each other's breathing.
In order to "fit your breath" in this way, you have to respect the other party. It's something that won't start if you don't trust the other party. I believe that the foundation of society lies in the fact that things can be promoted only when we respect each other and trust each other.
(I have heard that in the past, "Japan's business society is lagging behind in the global society because it has no custom of signing contracts." However, it is true that the business was established by the word of mouth because we trusted the other party. Therefore, we were able to swiftly turn our business around without devoting energy to contracts and other documents, and I believe that there was also the effect of paying careful attention so as not to betray the other party's trust.)
In addition, "combining breathing" does not receive instructions from a person who controls it, so it naturally means that he or she will make his or her own decisions and move actively. It seems that this was pervasive even at the end of society, and many foreigners living in Japan have surprisingly left in their memoirs that, until the beginning of the Meiji period, the majority of jochu and chochi were left to each person's own judgment, rather than acting passively under the direction of someone else. The teaching at Terakoya was different from one to another. The children of the craftsmen were taught as much as possible to be craftsmen, and the children of the farmers were taught what was useful to agriculture in different textbooks. They were taught according to their career paths and career paths. Mai lessons are still man-to-man. I have heard that martial arts were also originally man-to-man. Man-to-man does nothing unless the person does something actively. I can say that it was a society in which it was natural to move based on one's own judgment, and it was easy to feel the worth spending.

I believe that the fact that society had a custom of "breathing together," in which people trusted, respected, and voluntarily moved, was influenced by the fact that the island nation was protected by the ocean, and that there are only a few records that have been attacked by other ethnic groups and other countries since the beginning of history. I believe that this is the product of a situation that differs from the ethnic group, which is forced to live with a threat that is constantly attacked on a continuous basis. In his book, Mr. Ki Uchida stated that there was no escape place in the island country, so in order to avoid the destruction of each other, there was no choice but to make peace. I think that is a reasonable point.
What I think nowadays is that exploiting somewhere for some prosperity is like sacrificing a different part of one's own body to make the most of one's own body, as globalization has advanced and the earth has become narrower. Now that the world is considered to have become an island nation, I think it is precisely because of this that the way of thinking and thinking that we have cultivated in the Far Eastern island nations can be seen as some hint to other cultures.
Jiuta-mai and Kamigata-mai have the characteristics of clearly emerging that they are influenced by each other's breathing, because local and dance are sessions with a small number of people, one-to-one or two-to-one.
In order to convey the way of perceiving and thinking about things from ancient Japan, I am active with the dream of working with dance as a tool.

The phrase "combine breathing" and "breathing of an acquaintance" emerge. Ayun means that one of the Komainu (guardian dogs) sitting on the left and right sides of the shrine and the Nio-zo (statues of Nio) glancing at the right and left sides of the temple gate open their mouths, while the other is closed. "A" opens his mouth, and "Tay" closes his mouth.
When I went to a yoga class about 10 years ago, I chanted "Ohm" before the lesson. The explanation at that time was that "it represents the beginning and end of the universe."
"A" is opening his mouth, so I'm sure he's breathing. "The ""tacit"" closes his mouth, so he is definitely inhaling the breath." It is natural to breathe with the nose and vomit with the mouth, and the term "breathing" is the order of vomiting and inhaling. That's why I think "A" is in space, and "mutual understanding" is connected to them by advocating them in my own way.
Later, I learned that Hinduism also recites "Ohm" before meditation. Because Hindu Sanskrit is an Esoteric Bon-ji, it is easy to imagine that Akami and Ohm are the same. I heard the words "Amen" (I was taught that it means that it will happen) and "Amin" in Islam at the end of my prayers in Christianity, and I was a little excited that it is surely close to the truth that breath and the universe are connected to each other.

[Music including blanks]
I wrote that "Ma" is important for music in Japan (although I think there are many places in the Pacific islands and other regions as well as in Japan that have similar music cultures). Japanese people feel that the sound of wind chimes and the sound of insects (ne) are also worthy of appreciation or something like music, but it seems that there are many people in Europe and the United States who do not. It seems that this is caused by the difference in the brain itself. It is written in detail in the book called "harmonic" written by Akikazu Nakamura.
According to this, the reason why the brain is different is due to the environment, because the West covered with stones sounds, and because the higher harmonic is absorbed by the reflection, it is difficult to hear, the music mainly composed of bass sounds develops, and the words tend to be mainly consonants. Japan is highly moist and does not sound in wooden and paper buildings, so it is sensitive to high sounds and harmonics, and music and words that contain a lot of harmonics have developed.

I create manuscripts of explanations such as appreciation classes every time, but I suddenly noticed them when I was writing them.
There's the word "visit," but that means maybe it's a word that comes from the hearing, isn't it?
I have heard that Japan is characterized by a very large number of species of plants growing in a certain range. It seems to be diverse. At last, the leaves of various shapes and personalities fall. There are differences in time and shape as they are decomposed. So the ground becomes humus on the fluffy soil. If you were to live in a place on the ground in Fuwafuwa, you would not know where you were trampled to a certain extent as a town, but if you were to imagine where you lived, such as Yugao in The Tale of Genji, the steps you would know about the visitors would not be the footsteps, but the rustling of the leaves. Listening to "the sound of leaf rubbing," I wondered if someone I miss had come, so I was excited about it, and even listened to whether it was coming today or tomorrow. So I thought that → of "rubbing" would be "slipping."
Then, I think it can be said that the Japanese hearing was very sensitive because of the humus of fluffy. It is said that there are hundreds of names of rain in Japanese. "What do you think about ""foggy rain,"" ""shinotsuki rain,"" ""small rain,"" ""ice rain,"" and ""shower,"" can't you imagine the sound of rain just by listening to your name?" If I lived with my ears clear with such a feeling, I feel that even when I can't hear any sound, I can feel the faint shaking of the air there.
A space called "Between". But it's not just a blank, but a meaningful blank. A thick blank. An open space. It also seems very natural to form part of the music as an object of appreciation.

[Vowels, consonants and music]
Meiichi Nakamura's "overtones" explains that the environment, the consonant of words, and the numerous vowels are related. After reading it, I began to worry about consonants and vowels, and I wondered why "So, why are there so many vowels in Italian?" The mystery is still a mystery, but one thing I noticed was, "Do you sing well because Italian songs have a lot of vowels!" Pronunciation like consonants and English "er" makes it difficult to grow brightly and brightly.
So, perhaps, was it a speculation that in areas of consonant-rich words, instrument songs developed more than songs, and in areas of vowel-rich words, songs developed more than instrument songs? This is just an idea, so I would like to check it while having fun.

[Speech of dialect]
If you think about breathing, you can think about speaking. If breathing changes, the utterance changes. Recently, what I regret is that the unique vocalizations of each dialect have been lost.
My grandmother was born and raised in a town on the Sea of Japan. In winter, the sea was rough and the rain and wind were strong, and I was a very loud person who was wondering if the water would absorb the sound. The sounds of my grandmother's words are nostalgic, and when I hear similar words, I can savor them without thinking, but the words of people in the mountain region are different, though they are similar. Maybe the utterances are different. As I cared about it, I came to think that each dialect may have its own unique vocalizations as a set. So, if people in different regions imitate intonation and vowel consonants, they will soon be barried.
I'm sure that in the past, words were used as a form of identification, and people who spoke totally different languages were treated politely and received rare information as "people who come from far away." People who spoke slightly different languages were cautious as "people close by." Words seem to have also been used as judgment materials.
Even in the Edo language, or the so-called Shitamachi language, it does not happen even if you imitate only the word of mouth, and the speech is different, so I wonder if you can hear it clearly even if you speak quickly.
The movement to leave dialects has been taking place in various places, but I regret asking if there is anything I can do about vocalizing because it is hard to remain with letters and digital.

[I live when I am old]
It's trivial, but as a memorandum.
My grandmother, who came from a town facing the Sea of Japan, told me that she had been alive and that she would buy a razor with hair. "What? Is the hair old? What do you mean?" I didn't know immediately, but I realized for a while that it was "growing up" and "growing up." The more "hair is living," the more "living" means growing and growing, as in "bush." That means that the word "old" is exposed to kanji no longer means this.
"I'm old" means that I'm "growing."

"Say, ""If you lose your words, your culture will die.""" When young people no longer use the language in dialects, the subtle nuances of the language that are unique to the region disappear. People from later generations will no longer know exactly what they wrote or expressed.

I don't have a dialect, so do I yearn for dialects and feel nostalgia? However, it is trivial for cultures to become uniform, and the loss of individuality can't be helped because it feels like wealth will be lost.

At the end, I have told you that breathing has nothing to do with. Thank you very much for your long tweet.


Care of Yukata, Care of Kimono My habit

Care of Yukata, Care of Kimono My habit

How are you doing when you take off your yukata or kimono?

[How to wash yukata]
Basically, you can wash cotton and cotton meat yukata.
However, indigo dyed ones tend to fall off for a while, so you should be careful not to wash them with anything that would be troublesome if they were dyed.
I have a disappointing experience that because of inadvertently taking a long time to pickle, the indigo dropped and the white part got stained with a gray color, and the white pattern turned into a rat yukata in a navy blue background. Nevertheless, it does not stain in about 2 to 3 minutes, so it is okay if you take care not to immerse it for a long time. For this reason, washing in a washing machine is not recommended. You may want to wash your hands thoroughly.
My washing machine is drum-type, so I'm trying to wash two or more sheets together to maintain a balance. The procedure for this is as follows.

・Be careful to wash the light colors together with the dark ones.
・Put water in the bowl and dissolve the wash detergent for clothes.
・If you are concerned about sebum contamination in your collar or sleeve, wear a spot detergent for collar sleeves.
・Put two or more yukatas, pickle them quickly and wash them.
 Sweat drops only by immersing it in water. The sebum is dropped with detergent. So you don't have to pickle it for a long time. Water does not necessarily mean that it is dirty because it gets polluted. It is highly likely to be indigo. Water will become turbid even if the blue dyed material is passed through water.
・Rinse twice. To remove detergent.
・Dissolve the type of washing paste in which water is stored and dissolved in the bowl. (Keeping, etc.)
・Pass Yukata through the water and glue it.
・The water is dehydrated to the extent that it does not fall off. (1 to 2 minutes)
・Spread the sleeves and dry them in the kimono hanger. At this time, pull the fabric firmly to stretch the wrinkles.

・When it is dry, it will be folded and closed as it is.

[Yukata does not require an iron]
Basically, I don't iron.
Previously, when the washing of yukata became a hot topic, I was surprised by my sister and pupil who was born in Showa 1 digit, saying, "Are you ironing your yukata?"
When I heard frequently, it was said that the yukata would be laying on the bottom of the bedding and pushing it to sleep.
Then, the experiment.
Every time I wash a sheet, I put an iron on it, and I just stretched the wrinkles when I dried it without applying an iron. Several years after doing so... It was severely damaged when the ironing was applied, and almost no scratches were observed when the ironing was not applied.
I don't have an ironing on the washing up of the yukata.

[When not washing, when not washing]
Aside from summer, I don't think you need to wash it every time you wear it if you wear it in winter as a training suit. But what should I do when I get a little sweaty in a strange position?
I spray it with a fog that produces a fine fog for Japanese judgment.
This is quite useful.
It can also be used for underwear.
Even for hemp kimonos.
And also for silk.

[Summer pure silk kimono]
After summer has passed, what should we do with the gauze, gauze, and hitoe kimonos we spent a summer together?
Of course, washing with water is not possible. But I'm worried about sweat. The sebum is cleaned, but it does not contain water-soluble sweat.
It is also a spray at such times.
It's a fog-blowing campaign, hanging on the middle surface. It seems that you will bring me sweat when you evaporate.
However, it is a type in which fine fog is formed so that water is not stained by water droplets as much as possible.

We also received recommendations from a kimono fabric shop that we depend on.
Incidentally, for sebum soil, remove it by "ligroin" as well as the clothes of strawberries.

[lined pure silk kimono]
If you are wearing kimono for a few days a week, some people worry that "it will be hard to take care of it." However, in reality, it is quite fun and does not cost too much.

・When you take it off, hang it on a kimono hanger and dry it in the shade.
・After 1 to 2 days, clean with ligroin.
・Place the ligroin on a stain-dropping brush and tap the collar on the exposure. Hit the cuffs in the same way.
・Dry it for half a day to one day before folding it to finish.

This method was taught by a dyeing shop that the kimono fabric shop took to the tour. The chemical regroin is slow to evaporate, so it seems to be difficult for amateurs to stain the ring even if they are used by amateurs. "If I had been practicing it for a long time, I was praised by the kimono fabric shop, ""I don't really care about the dirt on the collar and sleeve openings because I'm doing it properly."""

[Care of clothing accessories for silk]
Little small items are not cleaned.
Both summer and winter use the same Date-jime and the same waist cord. I have been doing so for a long time since ten years ago. Summer is dreadfully sweaty and soothing. Sweat does not stain, nor does it sticky.
Sometimes the sweat ingredients are tightly absorbed by underwear, and the only ingredients of small fungi are moisture.

[Under yukata when sweating]
Sometimes there are people who complain of the difficulty of movement due to sweat when they are practicing.
It is under yukata to prevent it. There are a variety of types now, but I have some points to recommend.
・Steteco is mandatory. We recommend that you use natural materials as much as possible.
 Thin cotton or hemp. My favorite one is Sarasa de Sarasa's steteco. It's very easy to move, and above all it feels good. It is a little expensive, but it is also recommended to consider the durability.
・If you sweat, it is easy to stick the fabric on your skin, so it is better to have something lower on the sleeves as well. So I recommend you to wear yukatashita with sleeves instead of sleeves. However, make sure that the side is not closed. If the miyatsuguchi isn't available, the heat will be stuffed up.
・Conversely, what you don't need is kimono bra. When it's hot, I want to reduce even one thing I can wear. If the collar is aligned so that the collar hides the top bust, there is no need for a kimono bra, and I think that doing so would make a collar match that would suit the skeleton of that person. It is in recent decades that Bra underwear has become common. My mother, of course, but Tetsuko Kuroyanagi also told me on TV that she did not have the habit of playing bra. I don't think it's necessary to keep the bust large with bleaching or bra. It's not a wearing for photography, so it's most comfortable. I think that while wearing it, the way of wearing it that fits his skeleton will follow him.


By reading "Nausicaa of the valley of the wind"

By reading "Nausicaa of the valley of the wind"

"Soumoku kokudo shikkai johbutsu" The God exists in the grasses, trees, lands and everything

"The other day, for the first time, I read all seven volumes of ""Naushika in Kaze no Tani"" in a comic book." I have been watching the movie many times on television for so long as I haven't remembered it, and I thought it was "Naushika in the Valley of the Wind." I read it because it was taken up in Kabuki and Dr. Shinichi Fukuoka touched the dialogue of the original work in a program recently listening to the opinions of various intellectuals about the infectious disease of the new corona.

As you read it out, you're shaken between good and evil again and again, where the story is truly grand. Those who thought they were bad were not, they were simply people with different ways of thinking. Lastly, Nausica denies what they thought they wanted. Naushika himself asks himself whether he is using the other party's trust.
It seemed to depict the process in which the "pure" sea lion of the mind purifies the "impurity" of a person's mind. I was immersed in the pleasure of being washed by its cleanliness, but in the last dozen pages I was reminded of how narrow my field of vision was.

"Daughter, do you abandon your efforts to regenerate and leave mankind to death?"
Naushika "The question is comical. We have lived with the rotten sea. The death is already part of our lives."

What should we think about what this part means by getting caught in our hearts? Maybe I'm attracted by the purity of the sea lion, and I just blindly believe that the sea lion is right.

I read seven volumes over and over again, and found the hint in Naushika's lines.
"It is what this Earth (Hoshi) decides."

We are not the ruler of this earth. I noticed that I had completely forgotten such an obvious thing.
It's wonderful to try as long as there is hope, but haven't you overlooked consideration for other animals and plants there?

It is not an advisor who gives advice such as "this is better" and decides the direction, but a person who devotes himself to listening and leaving the counselor's mind to the counselor's mind to be truly saved even if he/she is worried about counseling. It is impossible to change others, and human beings can change only if they are voluntarily satisfied. I also feel it painfully from experience. Especially because I was stubborn.

I wonder how people, who are part of nature, can take advantage of given intelligence to take other animals and plants, minerals, and the earth in what direction?

Although viruses are treated as bad with an image like a viral, if the viral is our human beings for this planet..

Depleting lakes
Desertified ground
Bare forest
Boiling seawater

What would you want if there were the consensus of this planet's fauna and flora?

Since human beings who are a part of nature are side-by-side with other lives, the illusion that they are the rulers of this earth (hoshi) is a poor power orientation, isn't it?
Power leads to moths and leads to selfishness. Be careful not to fall into the pitfalls of intelligence and keep this earth (hoshi) in balance, so that people may be a little more useful to other lives than other animals and plants.

Currently, one-third of insects are said to be endangered species. According to Dr. Francisco Sanchess Bayo of the University of Sydney, the insect phenomenon is occurring in most parts of the world and is at risk of becoming extinct by a quarter in the coming decades.
Because of the extinction of the Japanese wolf, deer and wild bugs will be invited, and tokies will be extincted by the application of insecticides. If a human whose balance has been disrupted for his own convenience loses 40% of the insects, what happens...not only the pollination of grass and trees, but also the fish and birds that eat insects, and everything from anything to anything, will be disbalanced.

In order to maintain this balance, in order to maintain a balance from where one's hands reach, accepting places are accepted, receiving places are flowed out, and a balance in which heterogeneous objects, people, obstructive objects and people are not hostile (even if it is a disaster or a virus, it is a phenomenon of this earth) and living together is sought...

When balanced, there should be no response, and the response leads to power, leads to force, and leads to miscellaneous.
If it is balanced, there is no need for wasteful power. The miscellaneous people lead to violence, and they become violent and hurt other lives.
I feel dangerous, though I feel real, easy to understand, reassured, and convinced.

Separate it into good and bad, and overcome it by pushing the bad stigma-an easy-to-understand beauty.
However, the clarity does not lead to the cessation of thought.
Stopping thinking leads to being shed into an atmosphere, and those who are shed lose the chance to think deeply and become messy. There will be a soil in which violence such as tuning pressure and slander and slander will be generated...

I hope that we can endeavor to live in such a way that we are patiently and politely searching for things of different nature and of others, of obstacles and of things of different senses and thoughts and of those who do not "beat" the wrong things, but rather find things that we do well while avoiding.

I think that being a part of nature, a member, has a role in nature.
It is entrusted with something, taking advantage of it, that a man is given intelligence. I think that is helping everyone to be happy, including other animals, plants, and minerals.

Previously, I felt the existence of God when I learned that the NHK Special (TV program) looked for the secret of long life, and that the gene that suppresses chronic inflammation works well (by Professor Stephen Cole, University of California) because I was not satisfied with my desire but that I was satisfied with my behavior for others.
It is very necessary for a human being who cannot live without forming a society with other human beings.
If that is the case, then I think that it is important for humans who cannot live without nature in a part of nature to play a role against other parts of nature as well.

I don't think it's only nature that doesn't involve people's hands.
"In Japan, there are people called ""Matagi,"" the people of the mountains." It's not just a hunter. He was also a mountain steward from the old days of the Jomon period. Matagi cherishes the god of the mountains, and has lived for a long time for the sake of the mountains, the animals and plants of the mountains, and for himself.
I hear he's a mountain steward who has kept all the balance in the mountain that way.
Therefore, in Japan, a global in harmony between people's lives and the nature of mountains has been maintained.
Unlike large continents, Japan has many such mountains and is full of height differences. Nutrition stored in the mountains travels through many narrow and winding rivers and pours into the ocean to enrich the ocean. If the mountain isn't happy, of course the sea won't be happy.
Rivers are slender and tortuous, and there is a lot of precipitation, so they are flooded, but flooding also enriches the soil.
In the Edo period, before it became a right to one land, there were villages that decided on land to be cultivated by lottery on a regular basis so that there was no unfairness between people who cultivated agricultural land that was prone to flooding and people who cultivated the foot of the mountain.

In other words, there are many ways to coexist with nature, but I think that our ancestors have come to think about nature not naturally without a touch, but rather with the intelligence bestowed on them, such as satoyama and matagi, to make the most of how we can live happily with other animals and plants.

Whaling as well, when Europe and the United States were hunting a lot of whales, we were throwing away the parts other than oil.
Whale fishing in Japan is used with great care, up to a single beard. I heard that there is a culture in Indonesia where whales are treated with great care, allowing families with mothers and children who have lost their husbands to take meat first.
Whales are intellectual and emotionally rich and sometimes have intellectual and emotional feelings, but cattle and pigs also have intellectual and emotional feelings. It seems that you can see that you feel fear when you look at grass and trees with electrical signals.

Of course, people are part of nature, so they must live unless they eat part of other nature. If you have respect and appreciation for predation, you will not kill animals and plants unnecessarily, and you will not rank animals and plants from your own convenience or from the point of view of "poor phase."
The Ainu tradition sometimes has the ritual of "bear feed."
It was time to have the bear who killed him to eat come back again saying, "The man has done so well." They say that they will send it politely to have it returned to the god in the form of a bear.

I feel grateful and respectful for the lives of animals and plants that have been sacrificed for the sake of humans, and I live hard not to waste them. I think it is important to live for the happiness of other people, other animals and plants. Life is not his own. They are from animals and plants that have sacrificed their blood, meat, and cells.

In the old days of the Jomon period, people did not have a hierarchy of living things, not to mention their social status.
The shells of oysters and human bones that were eaten were excavated from the same place.
Do you think this was either "buried in a garbage dump" or "discarded oyster shells in the grave"?
I think I buried myself in prayer for regeneration because both of them are important.

In animism, where we always feel the gods closely, our lives are familiar, and this has become a tradition of Matagi, who respects the mountains. This has probably led to the harmonious coexistence of people and nature in Satoyama.

Therefore, our ancestors have held memorial services for all kinds of tools, and have expressed their gratitude and respect for the memorial services for brushes, needles, and even things with a sense of life.

And it is not limited to nature and things, but also extends to people and human society.
It is said that there are a particularly large number of companies in Japan that have been continuing for more than 100 years, and I think that may also have a considerable impact from this concept.
The company's management policy is to keep a distance from severe competition, which aims for significant growth, and not sacrifice any customer, site, or site management in the spirit of three kindness. We conduct business while keeping a balance with respect for everything. I believe that this sense of balance has created a sustainable society.

There are various words such as sensibility, skin sensation, intuition, but even now, I don't think there is anyone who doubts the importance of intuition.
Haven't you decided what is important, such as a marriage partner, not by reason but by intuition?
Because it seems less regrettable to decide by intuition than by reason.
I think there remains the power to perceive "no hate" or danger.
But why do you try to make reasonable decisions about nature, such as infection, illness, and the environment?

"Sensitivity cannot persuade people."

But what do you think, if each person really moves faithfully to his or her sensibilities, I actually feel like he or she doesn't behave so differently. That's how animism, the eight million gods, came into being.

Kusaki Kokudo Shikoku Zenjobutsu

It is my favorite word.
Buddha (God) resides in everything, including grasses, trees, and inorganic earth and rocks.

Japanese Buddhism is a term often used to explain the peculiarity of Japanese Buddhism as it is connected to animism. In fact, Shinto and Buddhism seem to have not been so distinguished sensually by the syncretization of Shinto and Buddhism until the Edo period.

Nature is a phenomenon and a phenomenon is unreasonable.
Some parts may only be accepted.
I was born when I noticed it, I was human when I noticed it, and I was Japanese when I noticed it.
There is neither good nor evil.

Good and ill luck are next-door neighbors.

Evil and happiness are mixed together. There is, however, a presence.
Our existence may be evil or good fortune.
But I can't do it.
However, I am careful and sincere about the phenomenon against other life.

It is easy to say and difficult to do.
I would like to take Naushika's lines more seriously and comfortably.

"Our life is like a wind or a sound... It's born and disappears."