Saturday, June 07, 2014

Pictures of the Floating World


My life can be summarized as Ukiyo-e, or as they call it pictures of the floating world‘.  Living for the moment, devouring the pleasures on offer, drifting without a care in the world. I am no yamabushi ascetic on gruelling mountain pilgrimage in search of enlightenment.

My search is for beauty, the inexpressible ethereal loveliness that haunts my desires.  If I were an artist like Katsushika Hokusai I’d capture my adoration for my current object of affection just as he did with  “Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji”. 


Relationships?  I bid them Sayonara and light a candle to them each night. 
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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

A late entry this week but one that got me looking up Japanese art and poetry  and for that I am very grateful.

Totemo kansha shite imasu.    

14 comments :

  1. Dear Subroto,

    I was deeply moved.
    Fukaku kandou shimashita.
    http://japanese-phrases.sakura.ne.jp/010.gif,

    Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thank you Rochelle. It was a lovely prompt, I wrote something else in the beginning but then the tempation to link with Katsushika Hokusai proved too much.

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  2. I tried to copy the gif but it just wouldn't happen. What's Japanese for rats?

    We wrote somewhat similar stories this week. ;)

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    1. We did indeed. Unfortunately blogger does not allow embedded images, or maybe there is a workaround I need to find.

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  3. This prompt had me googling Japanese art, too. Isn't it fascinating? I love how you used the prompt and what an interesting character! Good story, Subroto.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting Karen. You are right it is fascinating, I never knew that Manga art (comics) have been around for 200 years.

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  4. wonderfully written. i considered writing a comment in japanese but that would be pointless and unnecessary.lol loved this. :)

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    1. Thanks Kz for your comments. I'd also like to state that pointless and unnecessary comments are totally welcomed and encouraged here :-)

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  5. Wonderfully written.. there are different paths to follow.. and the choice is yours ...

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    1. Thanks Björn. So true the choice is ultimately ours to take.

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  6. I think you might have been hacked. I received a strange comment on my last blogpost ostensibly from you that begins:

    Dear Respected Perry,

    GREETINGS,

    Permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you. I got your contact from the International web site directory. .....

    I'd look into it. Good luck, Perry

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    1. Thanks Perry, the passwords have been changed and the hacker has been warned ;-)

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  7. Subroto, Good story and very creative following of the prompt. Well written. :) ---Susan

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    1. Thanks Susan or keeping with the Japanese theme that should be Arigatou Gozaimas Susan.

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