3/11/2005

Clear Autumn Sky (ten takashi)

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High and Clear Autumn Sky (ten takashi) Japan

***** Location: Japan, worldwide
***** Season: All Autumn
***** Category: Heavens


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Explanation

"high sky", "high heaven", ten takashi 天高し
Clear autumn sky, high autumn sky
..... shuukoo, aki takashi 秋高し
refers also to the bright blue sky of autumn. It is different from the English "high autumn".

空高し sora takashi, the heaven is high

This is one of my favorite kigo. It really brings out the joy of a cool crisp day after the long, humid summer!

Gabi Greve

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The Autumn is high, aki takashi

this image comes from an old Chinese poem by To Shingen. He referred to the brave soldiers at the Northern fronts of China and their horses, but later the expression became known as a nature kigo in Japan.

秋高くして塞馬(さいば)肥えたり
杜審言(としんげん) Du Shenyan (To Shingen)

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High Autumn Sky in the Evening



From a whole page of superb photos from Sky and Clouds
http://kilkhor.cc.iwate-u.ac.jp/sperng/sora.htm

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Worldwide use


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Things found on the way


Beutiful picture of a clear autumn sky over Kyoto
A nice page about the Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto
http://fromkyoto.jugem.jp/?eid=117

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A page with translations of Chinise classical literature, including Tang poetry.

CHINESE CLASSICS& TRANSLATIONS
Tang Shi Tang Poetry

http://afpc.asso.fr/wengu/wg/wengu.php?l=bienvenue

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HAIKU


寒月や門なき寺の天高し  
kangetsu ya mon naki tera no ten takashi

cold moon -
a temple without gate and
the high autumn sky
Tr. Gabi Greve



A lua fria —
Sobre o templo sem portão,
O céu tão alto.
http://www.kakinet.com/caqui/antojapin.shtml

. Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村 visiting temples .




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high autumn sky -
the soaring hawk
takes my soul


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mata hitotsu
kabe ni ana ari
ten takashi

another crack
in the old farmhouse wall -
bright autumn sky

(after an earthquake, August 2005)

Gabi Greve

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high sky:
clouds above the mist
on the cotton fields

"chibi" (pen-name for Dennis M. Holmes)



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Clear autumn sky
the last athletic meet
in high school life


Naho Miyazaki
http://www.shiramizu.org/~haiku/haiku96/japan.html


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looking up
what a high pagoda
in the autumn sky


Masaoka Shiki

This haiku just has a right direct expression of the great three storied pagoda, soaring to the clear autumn sky.
http://shiki1.cc.ehime-u.ac.jp/~shiki/kim/discovery_contents.html

A clear sky spread out
over the sea, sun went down
over the Ko-Fuji in autumn

Masaoka Shiki
http://www.lib.ehime-u.ac.jp/KUHI/ENG/kuhieng36.html


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天高し坂越の浦の櫂伝馬





A great link with photos and local festival music by Wada san.
http://wadaphoto.jp/maturi/sakosi2.htm


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high autumn sky...
a crow attacks the buzzard
who doesn't mind

visoko nebo...
vrana napada škanjca
koji ne mari


- Shared by Tomislav Maretic -
Joys of Japan, October 2012



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Photo by Gabi Greve, (C) 2004
http://happyhaiku.blogspot.com/2004/11/clouds-in-my-valley.html

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Related words

***** Traveler's Sky (tabi no sora 旅の空)  


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4 comments:

sakuo said...

青空にコスモス。
もうそんな季節になりますね。
高温多湿の夏日が続いていますが、
時は、もう秋です。
暑くても良いから、夏でいて欲しい。

sakuo

. Gabi Greve said...

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akisora no fukami ni ware o miidashitsu

in the depth
of the autumn sky
I discover myself


. Matsuse Seisei 松瀬清々 .
Read a discussion by Hugh Bygott, 2006 .


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. Gabi Greve said...

.
bright autumn sky -
the shadow of a hawk
on my hands


Gabi Greve, September 2006

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Ella Wagemakers said...

clouds blown
out of shape ...
autumn sky

autumn sky ...
I count the weeks
till the new year

Ella Wagemakers

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