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In June, we often use this hanging scroll in the Japanese tea ceremony.  We can say it bring us the real feeling of early summer.

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The pronunciation in Japanese is “koi-un-ryu-sui”, express the flow of cloud in the sky and water on the river in a literal translation, but it means of one’s behavior and life, in a way simple, honest and flexible to oneself and others, [just like cloud in the sky and water on the river.] in a free translation.

In short, let it be as it should be. This is from Zen philosophy. Many hanging rolls words in the japanese tea ceremony are derived from Zen philosophy. They are very profound for Japanese people , too.

it is going to get muggy today in japan because of the rainy season.

take care!

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