ゆうだち Yuudachi – sudden evening rain

“Sudden Rain” Author: Takahashi, Shotei (Japanese, 1871-1945)

“Sudden Rain” Author: Takahashi, Shotei (Japanese, 1871-1945)

breathless summer night –
wind rushes, quick taps on leaves
sudden evening rain.

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Hannah Gosselin
    Jun 19, 2015 @ 14:48:44

    Yes, I love how the first sign is the sudden taps on leaves. Beautiful work!

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  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Jun 19, 2015 @ 16:36:38

    That sound could be wonderful in moderation

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    • kanzensakura
      Jun 19, 2015 @ 17:03:07

      over here in the summer when we get that certain type of downpour. it doesn’t last long. This word is specific to sudden evening showers that come and go quickly. usually from a buildup of high humidity and heat. this type of shower cools down and refreshes.

      Hope your Midsummer is being fun.

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  3. Suzanne
    Jun 19, 2015 @ 18:38:55

    That’ lovely. It really captures the feeling of soft rain on a summer evening.

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  4. DELL CLOVER
    Jun 19, 2015 @ 20:42:56

    Hi Toni! Your writing always amazes me, such a gift!

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  5. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Jun 19, 2015 @ 20:55:13

    Oh, yes! I have known rain like this after a sudden heat, then relief. Fabulous capture, Kanzen. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  6. Trini Lind
    Jun 19, 2015 @ 21:16:45

    Love this ❤

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    • kanzensakura
      Jun 19, 2015 @ 21:34:59

      Thank you. I hope you are happy and well. I have been very busy lately but wanted to check on you.

      Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab®|PRO

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      • Trini Lind
        Jun 19, 2015 @ 21:53:38

        Yes, I am happy, I have been sick lately, but I am recovering 🙂 Hope you are doing well too! ❤ Sending you LOVE ❤

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        • kanzensakura
          Jun 19, 2015 @ 22:05:40

          Bless your heart. I am glad to hear you are recovering. A good friend of mine died duddenly a few weeks ago and I am having a hard time with it. So I felt a need to ask after you. Thinming of you and your angels and fairies, if you can access You Tube where you are, do a search for Tennessee Fireflies or Fireflies Elkmont TN….I think you will enjoy the nhge quantity of them doing sychronous flashing during their mating season. I hope it will make you smile and feel better. ♡♡♡

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  7. billgncs
    Jun 20, 2015 @ 00:18:57

    A warriors bright shield
    deflects both spear and arrow
    redirecting rain

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    • kanzensakura
      Jun 20, 2015 @ 00:25:23

      The shield is merely a parasol made of heavy oiled paper and bamboo. It is used mainly to protect the onnabubeisha from harsh sun and heat but has served bravely and well in sudden downpours. It has proven more useful than its mistress’s sword which alas, must be often left behind.

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      • billgncs
        Jun 20, 2015 @ 00:27:18

        the umbrella is a shield of sorts… against the attacking drops, but umbrella is many syllables and there are only 17 🙂

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        • kanzensakura
          Jun 20, 2015 @ 00:54:59

          This is very true. Japanese for umbrella is kasa which takes away one syllable. A tanka would give you 14 extra syllables. Tanka helps one out tremendously and I sometimes use them to cheat.

          Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Tab®|PRO

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  8. insidetheclock
    Jun 20, 2015 @ 05:07:57

    Sudden evening rain – best when sleeping in a tent and you hear the tap-tap-tap all of a sudden and you smell the rain and the earth and everything seems so in touch.

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  9. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 11:52:44

    Sensory in the absence of every known detail.

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  10. greenspeckblogger
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 15:26:18

    I love the feeling here 🙂

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  11. sb2711
    Jun 25, 2015 @ 01:24:37

    Long time no see Kanzen 🙂 Remember me..Sucheta? Guess what, I won a quiz on Japan 😀 I know a lot about your country. It amazes me. ❤

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    • kanzensakura
      Jun 25, 2015 @ 01:28:00

      Hi there! Good for you! Of course I remember you. Good to see you. I’VE been lying low myself…have to get caught up…and have discovered WP has done one of those weird glitchy things that has wiped out most of the blogs I follow…..several have had it happen, so….good to see you! Did you win a prize?

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      • sb2711
        Jun 25, 2015 @ 01:33:28

        Yes, a friend did complain me about the glitch yesterday. I did win the first prize. But only because I and the team mates worked hard on knowing the culture of Japan. I think I am in love with it. I learnt so many new terms. It was great! 🙂

        Reply

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