Monday, October 31, 2011

A Diamond Fuji

Please take a look at Iida-san's blog.

This is called a Diamond Fuji.  He wrote that he took the photos yesterday.  The sunset began at 16:37 and took only two minutes.  Isn't that a gorgeous sunset?  He has been trying to capture a Diamond Fuji, but he wrote he was only successful once in February.  So, this is the second time this year.  He lives in Meguro, Tokyo, not close to Mt. Fuji.   He is my Kana Shodo teacher's husband.  


Rebb said...

Keiko, The photos are magnificent. About time, This is one of many examples of how many experiences and observations only last such a short time. Thanks for sharing Diamond Fuji.

keiko amano said...


I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm not as patient photographer as Iida-san, but I appreciate rare moments. We have a new genre of haiku in Japan called Photo haiku. A haiku goes with a photo. So, I made one haiku for his top photo. What do you think?

かけつけた kaketsuketa
ダイアモンドが diamond ga
不二の秋 fuji no aki

rushed over
Diamond turned
Fuji to Fall

*不二 means "not two" meaning only one and sometimes we write that way instead of 富士. They are both fuji.

Rebb said...

Keiko, The new genre of haiku sounds good, since I love taking photos too.

I like your haiku. As you’ve said before, it’s not always easy to translate the full meaning from Japanese to English, so I’m fascinating that the symbol you wrote means “not two” and only one, but in the English translation I don’t see that meaning. I see though…because you say it can be written that way, but both are Fuji. Language is amazing!

I don’t think I’d have the patience either.


He who has patience
Captures Diamond Fuji,
A rare Diamond
to share with All

keiko amano said...

Great, Rebb. I love your return poem.

We are creating a renga! Maybe, Photo renga!!!