I don't know what a spring visit in Europe might look like. However, I have heard such commentary before."One day, when I opened the window, spring was coming!"Sudden beginning of spring! Joy felt by those who have been waiting!If you imagine this through music, perhaps the lively atmosphere of Symphony No. 1 (Schumann) is similar. And after that, the beauty of Beethoven's Spring Sonata!
I live in the land of the relatively calm climate in Japan. I feel the coming of spring from the coming out condition of a climate and the flower which I can observe a little. However, one day only the cherry blossoms make it bloom all at once even if it is such land. It is felt to me like that. At this time, both the name and the reality are released from winter, and spring is felt full.
Unfortunately, the world is not immersed in the joy of spring. The new coronavirus is rampant, in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Oceania, Asia, and Japan.
In the big city of Japan including Tokyo,the infection of this virus is expanding.Until now, my town was peaceful.However,the infection of the virus is gradually spreading here.The future situation is uncertain.
In this situation, I send photos of cherry blossoms. A photo of the cherry blossoms in the land where I live. Not a famous cherry blossom. Society is closed. But everybody here is waiting for the cherry blossoms to bloom. Spring has come to my land.
I send greetings with photos, wishing spring will come to yours land, to society and to your heart.
The eight islands of Japan sprang into existence through Divine Intervention.The first two gods who came into existence were Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, the Exalted Male and Exalted Female. It was their job to make the land for people to live on.They went to the bridge between heaven and earth and, using a jewel-encrusted halberd, Izanagi and Izanami churned up the sea into a frothy foam. As salty drips of water fell from the tip of the halberd the first island was formed. Its name was Onogoro.So far, so good. But when Izanagi and Izanami first met on their island, Izanami spoke to Isanagi without being spoken to first. Since she was the female, and this was improper, their first union created badly-formed offspring who were sent off into the sea in boats.The next time they met, Izanagi was sure to speak first, ensuring the proper rules were followed, and this time they produced eight children, which became the islands of Japan.I'm sure you did not fail to miss the significance of this myth for the establishment of Japanese formal society.At present, Japan is the financial capital of Asia. It has the second largest economy in the world and the largest metropolitan area (Tokyo.)Technically there are three thousand islands making up the Japanese archipelago. Izanagi and Izanami must have been busy little devils with their jewelled halberd...Japan's culture is highly technical and organized. Everything sparkles and swooshes on silent, miniaturized mechanisms.They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.Text by Steve Smith.