3/28/2010

Naked (hadaka)

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Naked (hadaka)

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Late Summer
***** Category: Humanity


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Explanation


The humidity and heat of Japan is quite something, and in olden times without airconditioning, getting naked was the easiest way to cope with it.

Men and women would just wear a small piece of cloth to cover the private parts, see below, fundoshi.





In many rural hot springs people enjoyed the bath naked and all together (konyoku buro 混浴) but with the advent of Western "civilization" this habit has been almost gone out of practise. The hot bath is still taken while naked, but now men and women are separated in different pools.


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hadaka 裸 (はだか) naked
suhadaka 素裸(すはだか)all naked
maruhadaka, maru hadaka 丸裸(まるはだか)"round naked"
akahadaka, aka hadaka 赤裸(あかはだか)"red naked"
mappadaka 真裸(まっぱだか)
rashin 裸身(らしん)
hadakago 裸子(はだかご) naked child, baby


hadanugi 肌脱ぎ (はだぬぎ) stripped to the waist
..... katahadanugi 晩夏 片肌脱(かたはだぬぎ)
..... morohadanugi 諸肌脱(もろはだぬぎ)


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kigo for all summer

hadashi 跣足 (はだし) barefeet, barefoot
(short for hada-ashi 肌足(はだあし))
..... suashi 素足(すあし)
bare foot, bare-footed




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Worldwide use

Serbia

bare feet Босе ноге


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Things found on the way



. Bussokuseki 仏足石 Buddha's Footprints   



. Naked Jizo 裸地蔵 hadaka Jizoo  



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HAIKU



裸子や涙の顔をあげて這ふ

crying baby -
I lift his tearful face
and soothe it


Nomiyama Asuka 野見山朱鳥 (1917 - 1970)
The poet was quite ill and spend a lot of time in hospital. Here we read about an encounter with a baby.


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素つ裸太平洋を笑ひけり   

suppadaka Taiheiyoo o waraikeri

all naked . . .
I laugh at the
Pacific Ocean


Nakajima Tsuyoshi 中島強(松山中央高校)
Studend from Matsuyama High School

source : 100nenhaiku.marukobo.com



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Related words

***** Naked Festivals of Japan


. fundoshi 褌 loincloth


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