Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper


I come home in the morning light
My mother says: "When you gonna live your life right?"
Oh, mother, dear
We're not the fortunate ones
And girls
They wanna have fun
Oh, girls
Just wanna have fun

The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells: "What you gonna do with your life?"
Oh, daddy, dear
You know you're still number one
But girls
They wanna have fun
Oh, girls, just wanna have
That's all they really want...
Some fun...

When the working day is done
Oh, girls
They wanna have fun
Oh, girls
Just wanna have fun....

Girls
They want
Wanna have fun
Girls
Wanna have

Some boys take a beautiful girl
And hide her away from the rest of the world
I wanna be the one to walk in the sun
Oh, girls
They wanna have fun
Oh, girls
Just wanna have
That's all they really want...
Some fun...

When the working day is done
Oh, girls
They wanna have fun
Oh, girls
Just wanna have fun...

Girls
They want
Wanna have fun
Girls
Wanna have

They just wanna
They just wanna...
(Girls...)
They just wanna
They just wanna...
(Girls just wanna have fun...)

Morning glory 朝顔

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Morning glory  朝顔

An annual climbing plant originally produced in Asia, morning glory blooms from midsummer to early fall.
アジア原産の一年草のツル草で、朝顔は盛夏のころから初秋にかけて咲きます。

It was brought to Japan for medical purposes by an envoy to China sometime in the 900s and began to be cultivated.
日本には西暦900年代に遣唐使によって薬用として持ち込まれ、栽培されるようになりました。

In keeping with the meaning of its name in Japanese, "morning face," it blooms in the morning and the blossoms close up immediately.
「朝の顔」という日本語名の意味通りで、朝咲き、すぐに花を閉じてしまいます。

Cultivation flourished in the Edo Period (1603-1867) and many varieties were developed.
江戸時代(1603?1867)に栽培が盛んになり、多くの品種ができました。

In the hot, humid Japanese summer, morning glory  blooming in the cool morning air soften people's hearts.
湿気が多く暑い日本の夏には、朝の涼しい空気の中に咲く朝顔が人々の心をなごませるのです。

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mount Fuji 富士山

Mount Fuji  富士山

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Fuji-san is Japan's highest mountain, known throughout the world for its beauty.
富士山は、その美しさゆえに広く世界に知られている日本一高い山です。

It is 3,776 meters high, located almost in the middle of Japan, and in the past erupted frequently.
標高は3,776メートル、日本のほぼ中心部に位置し、史上たびたび噴火してきました。

Since 1707 volcanic activity has ceased, but geologically it is a dormant volcano.
1707年以降は火山活動を休止していますが、地質学上は活火山です。

Fuji-san is one of Japan's three sacred mountains and has been an object of worship since ancient times.
富士山は日本三霊山の1つで、古来信仰の対象として崇められてきました。

In the Edo Period (1603-1867)  in particular, it was frequently climbed as an expression of faith.
特に江戸時代(1603-1867)には、信仰のための登山が盛んに行われています。

Its grandeur and beauty have fascinated many Japanese artists, who have left behind outstanding works of art.
その偉大さと美しさはまた、日本の多くの芸術家を魅了し、優れた作品が残されています。

There is, for example, the outstanding work called the "Fugaku Sanjurokkei" by the ukiyoe artist Katsushika Hokusai, which contains worldly known masterpieces like the "Akafuji."
浮世絵画家・葛飾北斎には「富嶽三十六景」という優れた作品があり、「赤富士」など世界に知られる名作もあります。


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Let It Go music video



The snow glows white on the mountain tonight,
not a footprint to be seen.
A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I'm the queen.
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside.
Couldn't keep it in, Heaven knows I tried.
Don't let them in, don't let them see.
Be the good girl you always have to be.
Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know.
Well, now they know!
Let it go, let it go!
Can't hold it back any more.
Let it go, let it go!
Turn away and slam the door.
I don't care what they're going to say.
Let the storm rage on.
The cold never bothered me anyway.
It's funny how some distance,
makes everything seem small.
And the fears that once controlled me, can't get to me at all
It's time to see what I can do,
to test the limits and break through.
No right, no wrong, no rules for me.
I'm free!
Let it go, let it go.
I am one with the wind and sky.
Let it go, let it go.
You'll never see me cry.
Here I'll stand, and here I'll stay.
Let the storm rage on.
My power flurries through the air into the ground.
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I'm never going back; the past is in the past!
Let it go, let it go.
And I'll rise like the break of dawn.
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone
Here I stand, in the light of day.
Let the storm rage on!
The cold never bothered me anyway...

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Wind-bells 風鈴

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Wind-bells  風鈴

Furin are small bells made of glass, metal or ceramic which are hung from the eaves of houses chiefly in summer.
風鈴は、ガラスや金属、陶器でできた小さな鈴で、主に夏の間、家の軒先などに釣り下げます。

A rectangular strip of paper, which is called tanzaku, is hung from a clapper, and ancient Japanese poems or verses are written on it.
鈴の下方には、短冊とよばれる長方形の紙片が付いており、ここには日本の古い詩や歌が書かれています。

When the tanzaku catches the breeze, the bell chimes. In the hot, humid Japanese summer, the sound of the wind bell vibrating in the breeze is, for the Japanese, a puff of coolness.
短冊が風を受けると鈴が鳴ります。湿気が多くてむし暑い日本の夏ですが、風鈴が風に搖れる音は、日本人にとっては一服の清涼剤なのです。