9/17/2007

Star, Stars (hoshi)

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Stars in various kigo

***** Location: Japan. Worldwide Sky
***** Season: Various, see below
***** Category: Heavens


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Explanation

The word STAR just like that (hoshi 星) is not a kigo in Japan.

But since the stars are with us almost every night throughout the year, there are many words connected with it.
Let us go through the seasons.

Gabi Greve

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. Hokuto 北斗 the Big Dipper, the Pole Star .
with amulets and talismans
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妙見菩薩 Myoken Bosatsu


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SPRING

spring stars, haru no hoshi 春の星 (はるのほし)
... shunsei(しゅんせい)
hazy spring stars, hoshi oboro 星朧(ほしおぼろ)

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SUMMER

summer stars, natsu no hoshi 夏の星 (なつのほし)
stars feeling cool, hoshi suzushi 星涼し(ほしすずし)


stars of the rainy season, tsuyu no hoshi
梅雨の星 つゆのほし

"wheat stars" mugiboshi 麦星(むぎぼし)
"stars when the wheat is ripe" mugi ureboshi 麦熟れ星(むぎうれぼし)

stars during a drought, hideriboshi 旱星 (ひでりぼし)


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AUTUMN

autumn stars, aki no hoshi 秋の星 (あきのほし)

......................... Constellations in Autumn as kigo

Big Dipper in autumn, aki hokuto 秋北斗(あきほくと)
Swan; Cygnus, hakuchooza 白鳥座(はくちょうざ)
Winged Horse; Pegasus, pegasasu ペガサス
Cassiopeia, ikaiboshi 碇星 いかりぼし ,カイオペア , カシオペア座


ペガサス駈けて夜もまた天高し
pegasasu kakete yoru mo mata ten takashi

Pegasus passes
and even at night
the sky is high

Tr. Gabi Greve

Ushida Shuuji 牛田修嗣 Ushida Shuji

ten takashi - a high sky - another kigo for autumn



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Milky Way (ama no kawa) "Heavenly River"



starlit night, night with stars as bright as the moon,
hoshizukiyo 星月夜 (ほしづきよ), hishizuku yo ひしづくよ
clear starry night.
Since the translation is rather unpoetic, some might want to use a phrase like this:
"a million stars shine" ... to express the autumn feeling.

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Vincent van Gogh (starry starry night)

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Perseid Meteor Shower


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Shooting Star, nagareboshi 流れ星(ながれぼし)
..... ryuusei 流星 (りゅうせい ), yobaiboshi 夜這星(よばいぼし)
stars shooting, hoshi nagaru 星流る(ほしながる)
start flying, hoshi tobu 星飛ぶ(ほしとぶ)
stars running, hoshi hashiru 星走る(ほしはしる)

They can be seen all year round, but are often observed in the cool autumn days, when people go out to look at the Milky Way and the moon and enjoy some coolness.

神々がビリヤードをして流れ星 
kamigami ga biriyaado o shite nagareboshi

the gods
are playing billiard -
shooting stars


Hayashi Akira 林璋

source : isobekai



shooting star --
cutting a straight line
past the airplane's light


Many planes overfly Brussels at any time of night or day. At night time, all you see is a tiny light blinking on and off at regular intervals.

Isabelle Prondzynski
Brussels, August 2012


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. amanokawa 天の川 あまのかわ "Heavenly River"
river of stars, seika 星河(せいが)
"Silver River, ginga 銀河(ぎんが)
ginkan 銀漢(ぎんかん)
unkan 雲漢(うんかん)
tenkan 天漢(てんかん)
kakan河漢(かかん)


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Star Festival (Tanabata)

a few more related kigo to the Tanabata festival

stars meeting, hoshi ai 星合 (ほしあい)
beach for watching the stars meet, hoshi-ai no hama
星合の浜(ほしあいのはま)
sky where the stars meet, hoshi-ai no sora
星合の空(ほしあいのそら)

Altair, kengyuusei 牽牛星(けんぎゅうせい)
... ushihikiboshi 牛引星(うしひきぼし)
... hikoboshi 彦星(ひこぼし)
"male star", oboshi 男星(おぼし)
"star with dog" inukai boshi 犬飼星(いぬかいぼし)
"male Tanabata", otanabata 七夕(おたなばた)

Vega, shokujo 織女 (しょくじょ)
star of the Vega, shokujosei 織女星(しょくじょせい)
"star of the wife", tsuma boshi妻星(つまぼし),
..... hoshi no tsuma 星の妻(ほしのつま)
female star, meboshi 女星(めぼし)
"weaver princess", orihime 織姫(おりひめ)
... hataori hime 機織姫(はたおりひめ)
... tanabata hime 棚機姫(たなばたひめ)
... tanabatatsume 棚機つ女(たなばたつめ)
"female Tanabata" metanabata 女七夕(めたなばた)


welcoming the stars, hoshi mukae 星迎(ほしむかえ)
stars meeting lovingly, hoshi no chigiri 星の契(ほしのちぎり)
"stars in love", hoshi no koi 星の恋(ほしのこい)
"star couple", hoshi no imose 星の妹背(ほしのいもせ)
stars parting, hoshi no wakare 星の別(ほしのわかれ)
..... wakareboshi 別れ星(わかれぼし)、
conjugal bed of the stars, hoshi no neya 星の閨(ほしのねや)

"bridge of red leaves" momiji no hashi
紅葉の橋(もみじのはし)

"two stars", nisei 二星 (にせい、じせい)
"ox (and) girl", gyuujo 牛女(ぎゅうじょ)
"bride and groom stars" meoto boshi 女夫星(めおとぼし)
... tomoshibi hime 燈姫(ともしびひめ)
motoshi zuma 乏し妻(ともしづま)



.SAIJIKI ... HEAVEN
Kigo for Autumn
 


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WINTER

winter stars, fuyu no hoshi 冬の星 (冬の星)
... fuyuboshi 冬星(ふゆぼし)
star constellations in winter, fuyu seiza 冬星座(ふゆせいざ)

In winter the air over Japan is especially clear and the stars are most beautiful to watch.


stars in the cold, kanboshi 寒星(かんぼし)
stars in the freezing cold, iteboshi 凍星(いてぼし)
"wild stars", araboshi 荒星(あらぼし)

stars are clear, hoshi sayuru 星冴ゆる(ほしさゆる



Big Dipper in Winter, fuyu hokuto 冬北斗 (冬の北斗)
Big Dipper in the cold, kan hokuto 寒北斗(かんほくと)


Leonid Meteor Shower
..... Geminid Meteor Shower


milky way in winter, fuyu ginga 冬銀河(ふゆぎんが)

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Orion オリオン
shinshuku 参宿(しんしゅく)Shinshiku, karasukiboshi,
"three stars", mitsuboshi 三つ星(みつぼし)


orion
above the driveway ~
march of stars


Elaine Andre


a stellar nursery
the tiny trapezium
Orion


Gennady Nov


seven stars circle
while the winter moon shimmers
and orion hunts


Pat Geyer ‎


- Shared by friends
Joys of Japan, March 2012


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ベテルギウス Betelgeuse

also known by its Bayer designation Alpha Orionis (α Orionis, α Ori), is the eighth brightest star in the night sky and second brightest star in the constellation of Orion, outshining Rigel (Beta Orionis) only rarely.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


betelgeuse
above the palms~
august dawn


- Shared by Shawn Lee Whitney -
Joys of Japan, August 2012



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photo from EarthSky, facebook 


predawn sky
in the rabid red-blue glow
of Sirius


- Shared by Angelo B. Ancheta -
Joys of Japan, August 2012




Canis Major (Latin: greater dog)
It is said to represent one of the dogs following Orion the hunter (the constellations of Orion, Canis Minor, and Canes Venatici.)
Canis Major contains Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.

tenroo 天狼 (てんろう) sirius
lit. "wolf in the sky"
..... tenroosei 天狼星(てんろうせい)
aoboshi 青星(あおぼし)"blue star"
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Pleiades in winter, kansubaru, kan subaru 寒昴 (かんすばる)
..... fuyusubaru, fuyu subaru 冬昴(ふゆすばる)
mutsuraboshi 六連星(むつらぼし)"six stars"



Venus in Winter, fuyu no taihaku 冬の太白(ふゆのたいはく)



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Worldwide use

Lyrid meteor shower こと座流星群

The Lyrids
are a strong meteor shower lasting from April 16 to April 26[1] each year. The radiant of the meteor shower is located in the constellation Lyra, peaking at April 22—hence they are also called the Alpha Lyrids or April Lyrids. The source of the meteor shower is the periodic Comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher. The Lyrids have been observed for the past 2600 years.

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under
cherry blossoms
waiting for a Lyrid


- Shared by Ralf Bröker -
Joys of Japan, 2012



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Kenya

Stars and Night Sky in Kenya


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New Zealand

. Matariki Pleiades
matariki is a Maori word for the Pleaiades and also indicates their beginning of a new year.


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Yemen

. Stars and Seasons of Yemen .


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Things found on the way



CLICI for original LINK !
Star Mandala

Star Shrines in Japan .. Hoshi Jinja
Myooken Bosatsu (Myoken Bosatsu) , a Star Deity

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Hoshizukiyo 星月夜

This is a Modern Honkyoku piece from the Tozan school.
The International Shakuhachi Society


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HAIKU


星一つ残して落つる花火かな
hoshi hitotsu nokoshite otsuru hanabi kana

one star
is left after the fall
of the fireworks


Sakai Hoitsu 酒井抱一 (1761 - 1829)
Read a discussion of this haiku of the sixth lunar month.


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寒星や神の算盤ただひそか
kanboshi ya kami no soroban tada hisoka

stars in the cold -
the abacus of God
so secrelty


Nakamura Kusatao 中村草田男 (1901-1983)


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蠍座の尾のちかぢかと露台かな
sasoriza no o no chikajika to rodai kana

the tail of Scorpio
is really very close
to my terrace


Nagashima Haruko 永島靖子


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たましいを蹴りつつ還る冬銀河
tamashii o keritsutsu kaeru fuyu ginga

I kick my soul
all the way home -
milky way in winter


Sudo Toru (Sudo Tooru) 須藤徹
Tr. Gabi Greve



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送り火や 家族で見えし 流れ星
okuribi ya kazoku de mieshi nagareboshi

sending-off the souls -
the whole family watches
shooting stars


Gabi Greve
Bon Ceremony and Haiku


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shooting stars -
how many promises
will he keep ?


catch the moment -
the shooting stars outnumber
my wishes


Gabi Greve
Shooting Stars 2007


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sipping the universe
the stars in my wineglass
sparkle


Gabi Greve, Japan
Cosmos and the Universe


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.................................................. 流れ星

nagareboshi -
your life on earth
just so short


Sternschnuppe -
dein kleines Leben
viel zu kurz


nagareboshi -
a mother's tears
a father's pain

Gabi Greve
for a life lost too early !



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豪雨止み山の裏まで星月夜
goo-u yami yama no ura made hoshizuki yo

the storm is over -
up to the far mountain
only the starry sky
                      
Okada Ichio 岡田日郎



More Japanese Haiku with the starry night !

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shooting stars:
Daruma recites sutra
after surta!


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


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a trail of light
disappears into silence
of starry splendour


star winkle
midnight blue
deep silence


Radhey Shiam, India


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Canis Major
is it Lepus you chase?
no clouds tonight


john daleiden


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Related words


***** Comet, suisei 彗星
topic for haiku

***** Comet McNaught


***** . taiyoo 太陽 the sun - die Sonne .


***** Morning star (myoojoo), evening star, venus Japan, worldwide


***** .. MOON and its KIGO .. ..


***** ... White Night Polar Circle





. Astronomical Saijiki .
by Shawn Lee Whitney, USA


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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Gabi san
I like the kigo very much.
One of my favorite is by Ryuuta Iida


hoshizukiyo kokoro tadayou monogotoshi

Innumerable stars
Looks like floated algae
In my mind


By Ryuuta


Hon-i(basic meaning)
Hoshitsukiyo is a praise of word for autumn stars
It means innumerable stars and no moon in the sky
Brighten depth of the night sky

When you look at the sky
You will be notice on your moving mind like algae in deep sea

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I like Ryuuta`s haiku very much

etsuko from Japan

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cherrypoetryclub/message/31692

electrglide said...

child
endless stars
i lose my compass
looking up

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

sunner stars
twinkle on the pond ~
Basho's frog croaks

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

summer stars
twinkle on the pond ~
Basho's frog croaks

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

seamless skyfull
of ancient summer stars ~
fragrance of roses

Gabi Greve - facebook said...

Gennady Nov

this morning
under clear dark skies.
the Hyades

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyades_(star_cluster)

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among silence
in the autumn sky
Cassiopeia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassiopeia_(constellation)

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autumn "ladle"
seven soft stars
the Pleiades

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleiades

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Gabi Greve - facebook said...

Ophiuchus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophiuchus_%28astrology%29

serpent bearer...
forgotten constellation
quiet in the sky

Pat Geyer
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Gabi Greve - facebook said...

Gennady Nov

early autumn
Eridanus's parent body
meteor shower

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late Spring
rides the herdsman in the sky
shape of a kite

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boötes

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Gabi Greve - facebook said...

The Astro-Haiku Magazine
by Gennady Nov
on Facebook now !

Gabi Greve - facebook said...

the Hubble Telescope
at the Frontier of Science
twenty Years

Gennady Nov