12/25/2006

Birds of Spring and START SAIJIKI

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Some common bird names, like FINCH, come in many families and sub-species during various seasons.
So FINCH like this is used as a topic, whereas the specific name, like BULLFINCH, is listed in its season as a kigo.


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autumn memories -
the sound of birds
long extinct


Gabi Greve, 2010

Some are extinct due to natural events,
some got extinct recently due to the acitvities of human beings . . .


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Birds of SPRING

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: All Spring

..................... others are stated
***** Category: Animal


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Explanation

We have some nice kigo about these early birds of spring, twittering happily in the bamboo groves and rushes. It could be any kinds of birds, including turtledove and cuckoo.


a thousand little birds, momochidori
百千鳥 (ももちどり)

momochi 百千, means "one hundred and one thousand, a lot!
"ten myriad birds" , "many baby birds",
"all sorts of birds, hundreds (and thousands) of birds"


birds calling in springtime, yobukodori
呼子鳥 (よぶこどり)

Yobukodori was the name of a famous Geisha around 1777.


These words have already been used in the poetry collection Manyo-Shu.
They do not define a certain kind of bird, but different kinds of small birds, twittering happily in springtime.


birds of spring, haru no tori 春の鳥 (はるのとり)
..... shunkin 春禽(しゅんきん)


"blossoms and birds", hanadori 花鳥 (はなどり )
..... hana ni tori 花に鳥


spring birds, beautiful birds, kaodori 貌鳥、顔鳥 ( かおどり)
..... kaoyodori 貌よ鳥(かおよどり), kaodori 容鳥(かおどり), hakodori 杲鳥 、箱鳥(はこどり)
Already mentioned in the old poetry almanachs of the Heian period, but their true identity is not clear. Maybe a form of cuckoo.


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twittering of birds, chirping, warbling,
saezuri 囀 (さえずり)
birdsong
... saezuru 囀る(さえずる)birds singing, chirping etc.



morning meditation -
his gentle snore
and birdsong


Gabi Greve, April 2009


early morning -
the healing power
of birdsong


Gabi Greve, July 2007

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birds coupling, tori sakaru 鳥交る (とりさか)
kigo for late spring
..... tori tsurumu 鳥つるむ(とりつるむ),
tori, tsugau 鳥つがう(とりつがう)

"bird loving his wife", tori no tsumagoi
鳥の妻恋(とりのつまごい)

sparrow coupling, suzume sakaru
雀交る(すずめさかる)


dance of the cranes, tsuru no mai 鶴の舞(つるのまい)
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Bird's Nest (tori no su 鳥の巣) many types


birds leaving the nest, sudachidori
巣立ち鳥 (すだちどり)
kigo for late spring
..... sudachi 巣立(すだち)
parent bird, oyadori 親鳥(おやどり)
child bird, kodori 子鳥(こどり)


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Birds of Spring as KIGO



black neck cranes Bhutan


Bullfinch, uso 鷽 (うそ)
Usokae うそ替え / 鷽替え exchanging carved bullfinches


Bunting, Japanese bunting, hoojiro 頬白 (ほおじろ)



crane leaving, hiki zuru 引鶴 (ひきづる)
see: Crane, Grus japonensis (tsuru) Japan
and other migrating birds leaving

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Duck migrating, hikigamo 引鴨 (ひきがも)
kigo for mid-spring
Duck going back home, kamo kaeru 鴨帰る(かもかえる)
..... yuku kamo 行く鴨(ゆくかも)

duck staying back 残る鴨 (のこるかも)
kigo for late spring
duck in spring, haru no kamo 春の鴨(はるのかも)

Ducks in Autumn

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Goose, geese (kari, gan) in various kigo


Goldcrest, kikuitataki 菊戴 (きくいただき)
... matsumushiri 松毟鳥(まつむしり)


Greenfinch, oriental Greenfinch, kawarahiwa
河原鶸 (かわらひわ)



Gull, Black-tailed gull, umineko
gull migrating, umineko wataru 海猫渡る (うみねこわたる)
kigo for mid-spring
gome wataru ごめ渡る(ごめわたる)
Black-tailed gull in autumn kigo



Himalayan Bearded Vulture chicks India
Gypaetus barbatus aureus



Lark (hibari)


Nightingale, bush warbler (uguisu)


Pheasant (kiji)
"mountain bird" , yamadori 山鳥 (やまどり)



Quail, "barley quail", mugi uzura 麦鶉 (むぎうずら)
late spring
"calling each other", aiu 合生(あいう)
"calling HIHI", hihi naki ひひ鳴き(ひひなき)
The mail calls: guaa gururu, then the female calls: hihi and the male answers: hihi .
Quail (uzura) and related kigoJapan



Redwings mating North America
Redwing (Turdus iliacus)



sparrow babies, suzume no ko 雀の子 (すずめのこ)
see Sparrow (suzume, Japan)



Shrike, butcher-bird in spring, haru no mozu
春の鵙 (はるのもず)
Shrike in autumn


Swallow (tsubame, Japan)



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Worldwide use

Yemen

Birds of Spring in Yemen


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Things found on the way



Momochidori - Myriades d'oiseaux
Illustrations by Utamaro 喜多川 歌麿

source : Momo chidori kyōka awase - 1791 or 1792 ( 1 )

source : Momo chidori kyōka awase - 1791 or 1792 ( 2)


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HAIKU


蠕蝠も出ようき世花に鳥
koomori mo ideyo ukiyo no hana ni tori

even bats
come out to this floating world
of blossoms and birds


Matsuo Basho 蝙蝠
Tr. Gabi Greve

. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD .


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waga kokoro takayuku toki ya momochidori

as my heart
goes soaring off -
ten myriad birds


Ogawa Yoshino


momochidori ... hearing something that sounds as though a hundred thousand small birds had swarmed together to make a concert.

Tr. William J. Higginson

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百千鳥 餌はあげずも 元気良し
momochidori esa wa agezu mo genki yoshi

a myriad spring birds -
even if I do not feed them
they are so happy


 © ichiraku いちらく
Tr. Gabi Greve






ABC Checklist of the Birds of Japan / External Reference


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Mongolia

- Shared by Zaya Nergui -
Joys of Japan, 2012




THE BIRD SAIJIKI

***** .. Birds of Spring Japan

***** .. Birds of Summer Japan

***** .. Birds of Autumn Japan

***** .. Birds of Winter and New Year Japan

The complete BIRD SAIJIKI


BIRDS of BHUTAN - SAIJIKI  


BIRDS of the PHILIPPINES - SAIJIKI  


BIRDS of YEMEN - SAIJIKI

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8 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...



sudden pain -
the chirping of birds
behind closed eyes



Gabi Greve

sakuo said...

我が家の庭にも今、沢山の春の鳥が来ています。
いろんな春の鳥を紹介して頂き有難う。

sudden pain- は何か急に激痛が身体を
襲ったのでしょうか?
心配です。

sakuo

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

blossoms and birds
awaken in morning light~
distant chenda melam

Note ~
chenda melam
A percussion ensemble of Northern Kerala involving the percussion instrument chenda!

http://www.mp3raid.com/music/chenda_melam.html

http://www.filestube.com/196be69572b37e5e03ea,g/Chenda-Melam.html

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

dance of the cranes ~
sun wobbles in the waters
to a cool breeze song

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

a thosand little birds
in the seamless green field
a grazing cow watches

Gabi Greve said...

cool morning
birdsong
light on a distant cloud

Alan Summers, UK

1. Haiku Friends Vol. 3 Ed. Masaharu Hirata, Osaka, Japan (2009)
2. Birdsong - a haiku sequence Together They Stood Poetry Now 2004 ISBN 1844607852
3. Azami Haiku in English Commemorative Issue 2000
4. Modern Haiku, USA Fall edition 1999

Anonymous said...

exhibition
Birds in the Art of Japan -
Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition presents approximately 150 works in various media from medieval times to the present. Highlights include a unique, early seventeenth-century pair of ink-painted screens showing a flock of 120 mynah birds in flight or strutting on the shore; and a set of four enormous paintings of birds of prey by the nineteenth-century master Kawanabe Kyōsai, each over nine feet high. Displays of paintings will be juxtaposed with examples of modern and contemporary textiles, ceramics, lacquerware, and bamboo art. Drawn mostly from the Museum's own collection, it will also feature some fifteen works on loan from private collections.

February 2–July 28, 2013

http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2013/birds-in-the-art-of-japan
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Gabi Greve - Edopedia said...

kotori no shiiku 小鳥の飼育 breeding song birds in Edo
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