photo 1 HYAKUNIN-ISSHU 百人一首 cards photo 2
monument engraved with 崇徳院SUTOKUIN’s waka at 白峯神宮SHIRAMINE-JINGU shrine in Kyoto. photo 3 An image of this 和歌WAKA、I took this photo at 三都橋MITSUHASHI in 設楽SHITARA area, Aichi pref. Now I’m trying to move to 三都橋MITSUHASHI because of these beautiful rivers, nature, scenes.
SUTOKUIN’s WAKA 崇徳院の和歌
you hear that most Japanese high school students can recite 100 poems
which were written more than 800 years ago, would you get surprised ?
like to say about ‘百人一首HYAKUNIN-ISSHU’.
is an anthology edited in early 13th century, collecting famous 100
poems witten until that age.
poem style is fixed verse called WAKA和歌 or
TANKA短歌.It consists of
into the details, it has five parts such as 5 syllables, 7 syllables,
5 syllables,7 syllables, 7 syllables. We call the first part 575
'上の句KAMINOKU’ , and
call the last half 77 '下の句SHOMONOKU’.
和歌WAKA is a most
important part of Japanese literature and Japanese culture. Ancient
days it was a way in which gods show their will to people. (About it
, I’d like to tell you in another article.)
I was saying 百人一首HYAKUNIN-ISSHU
is an anthology of 和歌WAKA.
But school children know it as a cards game. That is a competition
for numbers of cards. In that game we can see two kinds of cards,
Every 絵札 has a picture
(author’s portrait) and a '和歌WAKA’
written at full length.
players or two groups of players are on TATAMI. They spread one
hundred '字札 ZIHUDAs’.
Each 字札ZIHUDA has only
the last half 77, that is '下の句SHOMONOKU’.
reader reads aloud in unique intonation like sing a song. While he is
singing a 上の句, the
players recall 下の句,
and get 字札. An
experienced player can get the 字札 very
quickly . As soon as the reader pronounce the first or second
syllables, the player move his hand like a thunderbolt to get 字札.
I suppose you have seen such competition scene in Japanese animation
movie named 'ちはやぶるCHIHAYABURU’.
瀬を早み 岩にせかるる 滝川の
WAKA is one of '百人一首HYAKUNIN
ISSHU’ written by 崇徳院SUTOKUIN,
a notrious emperor by '祟りTATARI’
after his death.
But as many nobles in Heian era did, he also was an
researchers and translators have already translated 百人一首
into English. But now I try to do
river goes very rapidly, so even if water is stopped by the rock and
divided into two , but later they can meet again. I believe firmly
though we can’t live together now but later we can meet again, like
The other day I announced my graduation during All Night Nippon. It was still unofficial then, but now details for the graduation concert have been released.
Matsui Rena.SKE48 Graduation Concert in Toyota Stadium ～2588 DAYS～
2015 August 30th (Sunday)
Aichi pref. Toyota Stadium
To think the day has come when a concert title bears my name… I don’t think I have words to express how that make me feel (laughs) That kind of things tend to embarrass me. It will be my graduation concert but also our first live in a large venue since a long time. Nagoya Dome maybe? Or am I forgetting something? But that’s at least how it feels to me. So that’s why for you all, members, staffs and myself, I want this concert to be the most enjoyable one ever. I don’t want it to be gloomy. I want to leave with a smile, make this concert so fun that laughters will echo in the stadium. You think it’s not like me, right? Still I want everyone to smile. Even if they are smiling through their tears.
It may be a farewell to Matsui Rena the idol, but I’m hoping you’ll be looking forward to meet a new me. I’m not asking for everyone to follow me. I’m content with the thought that hopefully someday, years later and it will take the time it needs, I’ll be in a place that brings everyone to recognize the choice I make today is the right one. That’s probably the best repayment I could offer to the people supporting me. (laugh)
And as I say that, I believe I’ll remain who I am no matter what, so I’m just being a pain to deal with as usual. And I’m happy that there are people saying they like me despite that.
That’s why I want everyone to come and see me. Let’s laugh together, let’s make great memories.
I’ll be waiting for you. I’ll be waiting for you praying for the weather to be good by making tons of teruteru bouzu.
I’ve spent approximatively 1/3 of my life here after all. So yeah, I want to make this moment exceptional.
Smiling through the tears… 2 months left to master that trick. Hmm! ( >x<)