紅梅はなぜ西へ行ったのか(Why Has Red-Plum Left for the West?)


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ゴッホ「アーモンドの花」(Pinterest)

ヴァン・ゴッホの杏花の
既視感(デ・ジャ・ヴ)ファインダーごしに北野の梅を仰げば


Le prunier en fleur en Kitano par le viseur, il m’ a donné le déjà-vu du Amandier en fleur de van Gogh.)




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紅和魂梅
Red Japanese Spirit Plum in Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, a clone of Michizane
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わし、牛どす。北野天満宮で菅原道真公に仕えてまいりました。ここでは竜をさておき、わしがお社の真ん中に陣取っております。それは道真公が丑年生まれであらしゃるよって…。足元の梅花紋は公ゆかりの花、あの悲しい歌に詠まれております。

I am an ox, who has served SUGAWARA-no-Michizane since Heian period. Here in Kitano Shrine in Kyoto, I have been respected more than even the dragon because Duke Michizane was born in the year of the Ox. At my feet you see the plum crest, which is the subject of that famous sad waka.



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紅和魂梅 


東風吹かばにほひおこせよ梅の花主なしとて春を忘るな 菅原道真


(When the east wind blows, smell sweet, my plum blossoms! Even though your master is absent,do not forget the spring! )
(waka of Michizane, translation of snowdrop)


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大宰府へ続く海『北野天神縁起』(日本絵巻物集成)
The sea to Dazaifu where sea monsters live
Illustrated Legends of the Kitano Tenjin Shrine (Kitano Tenjin engi emaki)13c.)



道真公が京より筑前へ追われてのち、この紅和魂梅は主を慕って大宰府まで飛んで行きました。深い学識と清廉な政(まつりごと)で名高い御方どすけれど、梅の精にも慕われる、ええ男(おのこ)でもあらしゃいました。なんでも、あの在原業平さまとも昵懇で、遊び知らずの堅物では決してなかったとか。でなければ、なんで馥郁(ふくいく)たる紅梅が後を追って荒海を越えたり致しまひょう。

This plum tree flew after demoted Michizane from Kyoto to Kyushu. Though he is famous for his scholarship and clean politics, he was also a gallant who was loved even by the plum-spirit. I heard that he was a friend of Japanese Don Juan, ARIWARA-no-Narihira's, which proves that he was not a square person. If so, why did the fragrant plum follow him so far, over the rough ocean?


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紅和魂梅ふふむ


(わらわべ)のころより(なれ)を慕へるをいまは(ふふ)まじいざやお(そば)


I no longer enclose
in the buds my love since your childhood, now I fly to you!



花散りしのちも粗き肌なでし君のもとこそ埴生の宿ぞ


(You would pad my rough skin even after falling petals… so wherever you go, the place where you are is my home sweet home.


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紅和魂梅ひらく


わたつみを紅の梅飛び飛ぶは身つくすほどの恋あらばこそ


紅は白く褪せはて八重ごろも一重となれど星とかがよふ


(During that flight, my red colour has changed to white and my doubled petals have decreased, now I am shining like stars.



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北野天満宮 * Kitano Shrine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7UwofS2wPk
 
(大宰府天満宮の飛梅は白花 * White plum in Dazafu Shrine


一方、わしは道真公を追って身を二つに分け、大宰府のみならず京でも天満宮を守ってきました。公の亡がらを乗せた車を曳きながら、へたりこんだのは車が重かった訳ではあらしまへん。紅梅から聞いていた公のご生涯があまりに痛ましうて…ほれ、わての目がまだ赤いのは、膝を屈して泣きはらしたよってですねん。あれから千年余を経て、筑紫ことばはすっかり忘れ、京ことばに染まりましたけど…


To the contrary, I follwed him from Kyushu to Kyoto, leaving my doppelganger there(Dazaifu Shrine). It was not because the oxcart was heavy that I sank down on the ground, but because his life which Plum-spirit had talked to me was sad enough to break my heart. I cried so hard that my eyes are red still now. More than a thousand years have passed since that, and I have forgotten Kyushu dialect and am accustomed to Kyoto one.



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牛の目はなにゆゑ赤しくれなゐの梅の莟を嵌めたるやうに


Why are the ox’s eyes so red, as if they were inlaid red plum buds ?






北野天神縁起(google search)

Illustrated Legends of the Kitano Shrine (Kitano Tenjin engi emaki)13c.)



それも今はむかし……道真公は北野天神、学問の神様とあがめられるようになり、学びを愛する人を見守ってあらしゃいます。この頃はアメリカやフランス、それに中国の参拝客も増えました。どなたさんも、わての鼻や頭、体をなでてはご自分の頭をさすらはるので、くすぐっとうて、もおお、敵(かな)いまへん…(笑)

That is an old story……Michizane later became Tenjin God of learning and have guarded those who love learning. In these days, the foreign visitors have increased from America, France, China, etc. They stroke my nose, head, and body, and after that they stroke their own head, it is tickling! Mooo… ♡


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亜麻色の髪の少女になでられて北野の牛はふはと

()ぢらふ


Le bœuf caressé par une fillette aux cheveux de lin, il rougit et sourit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2qPau50Ffo



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北野天満宮、梅花御供 (2016.2.25)
Plum flower festival in Kitano Shrine,Kyoto (February 25, the anniversary of Michizane)


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by snowdrop-momo | 2016-02-27 20:21 | Spring(春の便り) | Comments(2)
Commented by 黒ネコ at 2016-03-16 18:37 x
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