Friday, December 24, 2010

A Glorious Christmas to All


Unknown said...

Greetings of the winter solstice season from a Buddhist.

Do you already know this?
Its original piece is about 900 years old, and known as one of the oldest pieces of the cultural tradition continuing to present-day "manga".
It is attributed to a priest Kaku-Yu, known by his official position as Toba Sojo (something like the Bishop of Toba), but there is no confirmation whether he actually drew the pictures.
There are 4 scrolls at present, and Mr. Yoshizawa shows just the first volume ("Scroll A" in his notation).
Bibliographic and archaeological examination has revealed that this volume is not in the original form, but cut-and-pasted from two volumes which contained more scenes (racing, playing the "go" game, etc.).
Anyway, this has interesting scenes played by rabbits, frogs, monkeys, etc.

EliRabett said...

And a wonderful thanks to you Masuda-san

Wiley Coyote said...

Dear Mr. Dr. Professor Rabbit,

Merry Christmas and a Hoppy New Year to you and yours. We wish you could see our nice pinyon pine that we put our new ACME lights on. Last year we used candles but the Forest Service didn't like it too much when 7500 acres went up when we were distracted opening gifts.

We attach a nice photo of the neighborhood i lieu of a card. May your parachute work well, especially when you most need it, such as before contact.

Wiley and Co.

Unknown said...

An update to my previous comment about "Choju Giga":

Photocopied images of Choju Giga (the 1st volume in the present form), more close to the original than Mr. Yoshizawa's version I mentioned previously, is found here: .
(It was linked from the Japanese Wikipedia.)
You can see the image by selecting numeral links such as [1], [2], ... [18].
Other links are useless ads.

Timothy Chase said...

Kooiti MASUDA,

Although written primarily with Evangelicals in mind, I think this may be something that you might like:

Religion and Science

It regards endings and beginnings.