A samurai and a Zen Master

Posted on September 16th, 2010 in cultura, other by Alex

A samurai, a very proud warrior, came to see a Zen Master one day. The samurai was
very famous, but looking at the beauty of the Master and the Grace of the moment, he
suddenly felt inferior.
He said to the Master, “Why am I feeling inferior? Just a moment ago everything was
okay. As I entered your court suddenly I felt inferior. I have never felt like that before. I
have faced death many times, and I have never felt any fear — why am I now feeling
frightened?”
The Master said, “Wait. When everyone else has gone, I will answer. ”
People continued the whole day to come and see the Master, and the samurai was getting
more and more tired waiting. By evening the room was empty, and the samurai said,
“Now, can you answer me?”
The Master said, “Come outside.”
It was a full moon night, the moon was just rising on the horizen. And he said, “Look at
these trees. This tree is high in the sky and this small one beside it. They both have
existed beside my window for years, and there has never been any problem. The smaller
tree has never said to the big tree, ‘Why do I feel inferior before you?’ This tree is small,
and that tree is big — why have I never heard a whisper of it?”
The samurai said, “Because they can’t compare.”
The Master replied, “Then you need not ask me. You know the answer.”

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Lansare de carte Romaneasca in Asakusa ( Tokyo)

Posted on August 12th, 2009 in Anunturi, cultura by Alex

Duminica 23 August 2009, in Live Bar Darling din Asakusa va avea loc lansarea volumului de poezii ” Izvoarele Vietii ” . Vor fi lansate invitatii catre personalul ambasadei Romaniei in Japonia, comunitatii de romani din imprejurimi precum si localnicilor care au diverse contacte cu romani sau cu Romania. Tin sa mentionez ca în acest an se sarbatoresc 50 de ani de prietenie româno-japoneză.

Izvoarele vieţii

Cei care doresc sa ajunga la acest eveniment ( o seara romaneasca in toata regula ) au la dispozitie aceasta harta.

Va Asteptam !

ANUNT : Lansarea s-a mutat pe 22 AUGUST ! Cine doreste sa participe sa sune la telefonul de contact al barului Live Darling !

jpop

Posted on November 18th, 2008 in cultura, jpop by Alex

O sa incerc din cand in cand sa pun cateva din melodiile mele preferate japoneze.Azi o sa pun no 1 / no 2 :

AITAI - Chikako Sawada ?????

Sukoshi no eigo no, basuketto, soshite
Watashi ha anata to koi wo oboeta

Sotugyou mo watashi wo kodomo atsukai shita yone
‘Tooku he ikunayoto’
Hanbun waratte, hanbun magao de dakiyoseta

Hikui kumo hirogeta fuyu no yoru
Anata yume no you ni shinde shimatta no

kotoshi mo umi he ikutte
ippa eiga mo mirutte
yakusoku shita janai
anata yakusoku shita janai
aitai ohhhh

Namiuchi giwa susunde fui ni akiramete modoru
Umibe wo tada hitori
okoritai no ka nakitai no ka wakarazu ni
aruite iru

koe wo kakeru hito wo tui mitsumeru
kare ga anata dattara anata dattara

tsuyogaru kata wo tsukande
baka da natte shikatte
yasashiku kissu wo shite
uso da yotte dakishimeteite
aitai ohhhhh

tooku he yuku na to itte
onegai hitori ni shinaide
tsuyoku dakishimete
watashi no soba de ikite ite

kotoshi mo umi he ikutte
ippai eiga mo mirutte
yakusoku shita janai
anata yakusoku shita janai
aitai ohhhhh

—Translation (sorry I’m not a good translator)—–

We had spent time next to each other in the class room where we could see the high buildings
I had fallen in love with you along with the English lessons, basket

Even when we graduated, you still treat me like a child
You used to tell me “Don’t get far from me”
Half smiling half seriously you hug me in your arms

Then one cloudy winter night you disappeared like a dream, just disappeared like a dream

How about the promises to take me to the beach, to take me to see lots of movies?
Didn’t you promise me that? Don’t you remember?
Oh, I’m dying to see you

I gave up walking by the sea where waves were tapping the shore, alone by myself
I was there not knowing the desire to burst out in anger or to cry out loud
I looked at every single person who happened to raise their voice
Wishing it would’ve been you
You who would grap my bluffing shoulder
Scolding me for being a fool
Kissing me gently
Holding and telling me these are not true
Oh dear, how I wish to see you

I would love to tell you not to go far away
To not leave me lonely
To hold me tight
and just to live here by my side

Didn’t you promise to take me to the sea,
to see lots of movies?
Didn’t you? Didn’t you?
I dearly want to see you …..

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Namida wo fuite anata no yubi de
Kizuita no hajimete
Ano koro no watashi kiyoo made no hibi wo
Mitete kuretano wa anata

Waga-mama bakari de gomen’nasai ne
Koibito to wakarete
Anata no heya de yoi tsuburete ta
Son’na yoru mo atta

Omoidaseba niga warai ne
Sabishisa mo kanashimi mo
Anata no soba de tokete itta
Itsumo itsuno hi mo

Moshi mo aezu ni itara
Aruite yukena kattawa
Hageshiku kono ai tsukameru nara
Hanasanai nakusanai kitto

Anata ga hoshii anata ga hoshii
Motto ubatte kokoro wo

Anata ga hoshii anata ga hoshii
Ai ga subete ga hoshii

Moshi mo kizu tsuke atte
Yoake ni naki tsukarete mo
Hageshi ku kono ai mitsuketa hi wa
Wasurenai nakusanai kitto

Anata ga hoshii anata ga hoshii
Motto ubatte watashi wo

Anata ga hoshii anata ga hoshii
Ai ga subete ga hoshii

Craciunul / Anul nou in Japonia

Posted on December 24th, 2007 in cultura, sarbatori by Hana

Craciunul nu este o sarbatoare importanta in japonia.Este doar o alta zi de munca.Copiii primesc cadouri,cuplurile ies la cina si cateodata se organizeaza
mici evenimente,dar este o zi lucratoare ca toate celelalte de peste an.

Sarbatorile de iarna in Japonia

Posted on December 19th, 2007 in cultura, sarbatori by Hana

Japonia arata foarte frumos de sarbatori – decoratiunile sunt minunate, iar orasele sunt impanzite de cadouri pentru toata lumea.Povestea pruncului Iisus ii fascineaza pe copiii japonezi, mai ales ca ei iubesc tot ce are legatura cu bebelusii.In japonia exista un fel de preot numit Hoteiosho care pare sa-l inlocuiasca pe bine-cunoscutul Mos Craciun-Mos Kurohsu -. Acest Hoteiosho este intruchipat ca un batranel care tine in spate un sac voluminos.

Literatura,Arta,etc

Posted on October 26th, 2007 in arta, cultura by Hana

KYOTO,capitala pacii si a linistii.Aici s-a nascut si crescut,”cultura”.In sec.15 a fost “epoca de aur” a civilizatiei japoneze.Epoca ce s-a impus si influentat ,cultura japoneza ,fiind considerata “epoca ” de referinta:s-au construit templesi asezaminte religioase.Caracterele “kana” despre care am vorbit la alt capitol(Scoala)au produs o rasturnare culturala neasteptata…Cu ajutorul “kana”,aceasta scriere noua,doamnele de la curte,”prizoniere” interiorelor au manifestat o mare curiozitate si ,si-au gasit o noua “ocupatie”-scrierea.
-emaki-este un rulou compus din picturi si din caligrafie(ideogramele sunt pictate cu un instrument special)care se citeste pe “lat” si de la dreapta la stanga(am uitat sa specific la capitolul scoala modul de citire al japonezilor).La inceput zugraveau viata de la curte si nu numai…(femeile “tragand” cu urechea la discutiile de la “curte”:)),pictau…Pictau peisaje cu scene de la curte,viata de zi cu zi,peisaje…
Picturile lor ,ca si ale chinezilor,par vii.Astepti ca sa auzi susurul apei,cantul pasarelelor,caldura soarelui,fosnetul padurii… aspect cat mai natural.. -”gradinile”-japonezii sunt remarcabili si in aranjaraea gradinilor.

Limba japoneza

Posted on October 26th, 2007 in cultura by Hana

NIHONGO-lb japoneza
NIHON=ideogramele care compun cuvantul japonia se traduc=radacini solare.
NIHONGO=limba japoneza,se poate traduce :”limba cu radacini solare”.

SHINTO,RELIGIA NATIVA A JAPONEZILOR…

Posted on October 26th, 2007 in amintiri, calatorii, cultura, religie by Hana

Nu ma erijez in a fi atotcunoscatoare.Adevarul e ca ,destinul m-a dus intr-un oras cu multe temple si,vrand nevrand am cerut relatii.Privind religia,ritualurile(cele la vedere),modul cum se raporteaza un japonez obisnuit la Dzeu.
Fiecare familie are un loc special care e un fel de “templu”in mijlocul caruia troneaza o statueta a lui Buddha unde se fac rugaciuni,se ard betisoare parfumate…
Ceea ce m-a uimit ,la japonezi ,a fost numarul mare de “talismane”.Le gasesti la temple dar si la tarabe.

Scoala in asakusa

Posted on October 26th, 2007 in amintiri, calatorii, cultura by Hana

Intr-una din zile a fost o sarbatoare,nu carnavalul de care vorbeam…Cert e ca tinerii,fete si baieti,erau in orasul turistic-ASAKUSA.Marturisesc ca sunt tineri placuti fara a fi excentrici:in imbracaminte,manifestari.Nu-s galagiosi.Ei nu au voie sa bea pana la 21 de ani.Am vazut tineri si in orasul tineretului SHIBUYA.Am stat alaturi de ei intr-un bar(a nu se confunda cu barurile noastre)unde am mancat.Deh,educatia..
Azi voi vorbi despre SCOALA

Templele Shintoiste

Posted on October 26th, 2007 in arta, cultura, religie by Hana

Shintoismul este religia nativa a
Japoniei si a fost candva religia nationala a acesteia. Ea implica venerarea
unor spirite numite kami. Unele kami sunt locale si pot fi vazute ca spiritual
sau duhul unui anumit loc, oras sau regiune, dar altele reprezinta evenimente
sau procese naturale majore, de exemplu: Amaterasu, zeita soarelui sau Muntele
Fuji (Fuji Yama.