茶の湯 in サンフランシスコ ・ Japanese Tea Ceremony を San Franciscoで

表千家四方社中の茶の湯ブログ Japanese Tea Ceremony Blog for Shikata Shachu – Omotesenke


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3月の稽古茶事(2017)・March Practice Chaji (2017)

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3月の稽古茶事の風景です。Here are some scenes from the March Practice Chaji.

3月とあり、花と貝がお目見えしています。Flowers and seashells have been spotted, as they are suitable for March.

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至誠・Shise’i

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吉田松陰(1830 – 1859)は幕末の最も顕著な識者の一人でした。渡米すべく下田の米艦に搭乗を計るも失敗、投獄ののち生家(今日の山口県萩市)に幽閉されましたが、そこで松下村塾(しょうかそんじゅく)を開き、高杉晋作、伊藤博文ら多くの門人を育てました。

Sho’u’in Yoshida (1830 – 1859), was one of Japan’s most distinguished intellectuals in the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate.  To reach the United States, he attempted to board an American vessel in Shimoda, to no avail.  He was jailed, and then was under house arrest where he was born (today’s Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture).  There he started Sho’ukason-juku, a private school, where he educated many students, including Shinsaku Takasugi and Hirobumi Ito’u.

彼が残した名言に「至誠而不動者未之有也」(至誠にして動かざる者は、未だ之れ有らざるなり)があります。この上もない誠の心を尽くしても、感動しなかったという人は未だいたことがない、つまり誠を尽くせば、人は必ず心動かされるということです。

One of his famous quotes includes: “至誠而不動者未之有也” (shise’i nishite ugokazarumonowa imada kore arazarunari).  It means: there has never been a person who has not been moved by the utmost sincerity on your part.  In other words, your utmost good faith will certainly move other people.

山口県出身の安倍晋三首相の座右の銘でもあるそうです。

This is also a personal motto of Prime Minister Shinzo’u Abe, who is from Yamaguchi Prefecture.

【参考・References】

http://kenyu.red/archives/3881.html

http://macckey.com/archives/3604.html

http://wp.me/p47YUL-1GN

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/吉田松陰

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshida_Shōin