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カテゴリー別アーカイブ: Sesshu

#8 Ikoji Temple / 医光寺

Ikoji Garden.

Today, I went to see the Sesshu gardens at Ikoji Temple. I learned a lot about Japanese gardens! Every part of the garden is carefully chosen and has a certain meaning. The chosen rocks and plants look very natural. There are also many symbols hidden in the garden. The island in the pond is a turtle, which is a traditional symbol for long life.  Some gardens are designed to be viewed from a certain point and are unbalanced.  Most gardens are designed for all seasons and can be viewed anytime of the year.    Today was a fun day. I learned a lot about Japanese gardens. Maybe someday I’ll make my own garden!
-Ben

Caroline and Ben at Ikoji Temple.

今日は、医光寺の雪舟庭園を訪ねました。又、日本庭園から多くの事を学びましたネ。庭のそれぞれの部分は深い配慮に基ずいて個々に選び、意味をもって配置し、数々の象徴的なものを入れ、
てあらゆる観点から作庭されているんですネ。殆どの庭が、四季や歳時が取り入れらていますネ。
今日も良かった。日本の庭園について学んだヨ。いつか自分の庭を造ろう–と!。
–Ben-

Ben is looking at the garden at Ikoji Temple.

Phrases:
certain meaning  – 確かな理由(意味)
symbols hidden – 背後にある象徴的な(意味、理由)
traditional symbol – 伝統的象徴

designed  – 作られた(ここでは作庭となる)

unbalanced –  非対称の(西洋の幾何学的対象の庭と異なるので)

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#7 Manpukuji Temple / 万福寺

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The garden was designed by Sesshu.

Today, I went to Manpukuji Temple. The temple was built in 1374. It’s very old!  My favorite thing about the temple was the Sesshu Garden.  It’s a very relaxing place.  I learned that the garden represents elements of Buddhism and that rocks are important for zen gardens.   I also learned that Manpukuji had a battle between the Tokugawa Shogunate and Chosu, a clan from Hagi City.  The battle was one of the first toward the Meiji Restoration.  You can see the marks of the battles on the pillars in the main hall.  I learned a lot about Japanese history today at Manpukuji.   I’m looking forward to seeing more Sesshu gardens.
-Ben-

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The altar of Manpukuji Temple.

今日は万福寺を訪ねました。このお寺は1374年に建立されました。大変古く雪舟庭園について
好きな一つです。又くつろぐ事が出来る場所ですネ。この庭に仏教の数々の要素や大事な禅庭としての石の配置などがあった。明治維新になる時の徳川幕府軍と長州軍と戦闘があり、本堂の弾丸の痕跡も残されており、この万福寺で多くの日本の歴史を学ぶことが出来ました。
より雪舟庭園を見るのが楽しみだ。
-Ben-

Phrases
relaxing –    くつろぎ、穏やか、
elements of Buddhism  –   仏教の要素
Tokugawa Shogunate  –  徳川幕府
Chosu –  長州
meiji restoration – 明治維新
pillars – 柱
looking forward to —–   / —-楽しみに

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Ben is looking at the bullet hole in the pillar that was left from the battle between the Tokugawa Shogunate and Hagi Chosu.

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Ben and Caroline at look at the altar of the main hall in Manpukuji Temple.

 

#4 Sesshu Memorial Museum / 雪舟記念館

Caroline tells Ben about Sesshu Art.

Today, I went to the Sesshu Memorial museum. The museum has a lot of interesting art pieces created by Sesshu. There was also a nice rock garden that I could enjoy.  I learned that he travelled to China in the middle of the 15th century when he was 48 years old  He went there to study about the art of ink drawing.  When he came back from China, his ink drawing technique changed and he created some of his best pieces.  I also learned that he made two gardens in Masuda at Manpukuji and Ikoji temples.  I’m looking forward to seeing them!
-Ben-

Ben is looking at the Sesshu inspired stone garden at the museum.

今日、雪舟記念館に行きました。雪舟によって作られた美術品の数々には大変興味があり、記念館の石庭も素晴らしかった。又、雪舟は15世紀の半ばの48才の時中国に行き山水画(墨絵)を習った。
中国から帰ってから雪舟は独自の山水画を数々描くようになった。そして益田に万福寺と医光寺に
作庭をした。今日は、いろいろと学んだナ-。それらを又見に行くことは楽しみだ。
-Ben-

Phrases
art pieces
数々の美術品
created by Sesshu
雪舟作
drawing technique
描く技法(業)
looking forward to
—楽しみ

Caroline and Ben in front of the Sesshu Memorial Hall.

 

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