11/25/2009

Snow enjoyment

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Enjoying snow (yukimi)

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


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Explanation

Enjoying snow is one way to cope with it.
There are quite a few related kigo on the enjoyment, in times with no central heating ... !


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yukimi in Edo 江戸の雪見


礫川雪


墨田堤や 各所の高台

source : tukitodora.exblog.jp
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yukimi 雪見 (ゆきみ) snow viewing
to enjyoy the beautiful snowy scenery

yukimi no en 雪見の宴(ゆきみのえん)snow-viewing party
yukimibune 雪見船(ゆきみぶね)boat for snow-viewing
yukimikoo 雪見行(ゆきみこう)to go and enjyoy the beautiful snowy scenery

yukimizake 雪見酒(ゆきみざけ)ricewine while enjoying snow
yukimigasa 雪見笠(ゆきみがさ)straw hat for enjoying snow viewing

yuki no tomo 雪の友(ゆきのとも)a friend to enjoy the snow with
... yuki no hito 雪の人(ゆきのひと)



kan mimai 寒見舞 (かんみまい) visiting a friend in the cold season
... kanchuu mimai 寒中見舞(かんちゅうみまい)
yuki mimai 雪見舞 (ゆきみまい) visiting a friend during the snow season
This is done in person or by sending a letter or postcard.

yukikeshi 雪消し(ゆきけし)"make the snow forget" by bringing sweets or fruit to a friend in January
yukikeshi in late spring



hikan 避寒 (ひかん) wintering
pass the winter (the extreme cold) in a warmer region
hikanchi 避寒地 winter resort
hikan yado 避寒宿(ひかんやど)place to spend the cold, wintering hotel


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Things found on the way



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Snowman (yuki Daruma) Japan (yuki-botoke)


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HAIKU


低くすぎる避寒の宿の机かな
hikusugiru hikan no yado no tsukue kana

it is too low -
the table in this
winter hotel


Furuya Nobuko 吉屋信子 (1896 - 1973)


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消ゴムの滓みな長き避寒かな
keshigomu no kasu mina nagaki hikan kana

the crumbs of the eraser
are all so long -
wintering at home


Yotsuya Ryuu 四ツ谷 龍


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Related words

***** Winter (fuyu, Japan) the season

***** Snow (yuki) Japan . Many kigo related to snow.



***** Check the WKD LIST of
. HUMANITY and All Winter Kigo


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1 comment:

sakuo said...

昔は 寒かったな~
暖房設備もなし,コタツで丸くなつていました。雪を楽しむ季語が少ないのも、もつともですね。

sakuo