11/15/2013

lighthouse

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lighthouse (toodai 灯台 / 燈台)

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


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Japan has a long shoreline with many capes and many lighthouses.

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A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as an aid to navigation for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.

Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, safe entries to harbors, and can also assist in aerial navigation. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and replacement by modern electronic navigational systems.
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Omaezaki Lighthouse (御前埼灯台, Omaezaki tōdai)
is a lighthouse located on a hill at the outermost extremity of Cape Omaezaki south of Omaezaki port, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

A lighthouse was built at Cape Omaezaki as early as 1635, when the Tokugawa Shogunate recognized the frequency of marine accidents on the rocks off the coast of Tōtōmi Province.



The Omaezaki Lighthouse was one of the 26 lighthouses to be built in Meiji period Japan by British engineer Richard Henry Brunton. Although not one of the eight lighthouses stipulated specifically by the provisions of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Amity and Commerce of 1858, construction was given priority by the Meiji government after a Japanese navy vessel grounded on the rocks off Cape Omaezaki on April 8, 1871. Construction began on May 26, 1872 and the lighthouse was completed on May 1, 1874 at a cost of 25,000 yen. The lighthouse is noteworthy as the first to use a Fresnel lens in Japan.
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source : www.izumo-kankou.gr.jp
the famous lighthouse of Izumo, Hinomisaki 日御碕 

Look at a list of the famous lighthouses from Japan
source : lighthouse-japan.com


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燈台はひくく霧笛は峙てり
toodai wa hikuku muteki wa sobadateri

the lighthouse
is low, the fog horn reaches
up to heaven


. Takahama Kyoshi 高浜 虚子 .


. muteki 霧笛 fog horn .


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灯台を女神と仰ぐ葉月潮
toodai o megami to aogu hazukijio

I look up at the lighthouse
like a goddess -
tide at full moon


Nishino Atsuko 西野敦子

. hazukijio 葉月潮 tide of the eighth lunar month .
The tide at the full moon of autumn.


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残照に点る灯台神渡し
zanshoo ni tomoru toodai kami watashi

the lighthouse burns
in the evening glow -
strong wind in Izumo


Kutsuna Tamotsu 忽那保

. kami watashi 神渡し "Gods are leaving" .
kami tatsu kaze 神立風(かみたつかぜ)
According to the old lunar calendar in Novemer, when the deities of Japan, who gathered in Izumo, take leave and go back to their local areas.
There is usually a strong wind in the Izumo area.


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灯台の壁砂こぼす土筆かな
toodai no kabesuna kobosu tsukushi kana

this horsetail
spills the sandwall
from the lighthouse . . .


Nakatogawa Chuujin 中戸川朝人 Nakatogawa Chujin(1927~2011)

The cut marker KANA is at the end of line 3.

. tsukushi 土筆horsetail plant .
kigo for mid-spring


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灯台にのぼりて秋の海が見ゆ
toodai ni noborite aki no umi ga miyu

climbing up
to the lighthouse I see
the ocean in autumn


Imai Kyootaroo 今井杏太郎 Imai Kyotaro (1928 - 2012)



source : ezomomonga3

autumn at Cape Chikyuu Misaki 地球岬, Hokkaido, Muroran town


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11/02/2013

Big Bang

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Big Bang

***** Location: Universe
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***** Category: Heaven


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The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model that describes the early development of the Universe.


According to the theory, the Big Bang occurred approximately 13.798 ± 0.037 billion years ago, which is thus considered the age of the universe. At this time, the Universe was in an extremely hot and dense state and began expanding rapidly. After the initial expansion, the Universe cooled sufficiently to allow energy to be converted into various subatomic particles, including protons, neutrons, and electrons.
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firecrackers—
a snap shot of
big-bang


- Shared by Pravat Kumar Padhy -
Haiku Culture Magazine, 2013


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