May 21, 2020

May 22, 2020

I’d like to explain why I thought the proverb is talking about Oiran, yesterday. Tateba syakuyaku suwareba botan, arukusugataha yurinohana「立てば芍薬、座れば牡丹、歩く姿は百合の花」Standing style is as grass peony, sitting as peony, walking style is lily.


kuroneko-pooh’s blog mentioned a famous line “Tami-san, you are like a wild daisy.” This is a sentimental love story, Nogiku no haka (“The Wild Daisy”). It was written by Sachio Ito, in 1906. There is the line, Masao said to Tami, “Tami-san, you are like a wild daisy.”


If you don’t know the story, you never understand it. But, if Tami san is a wild daisy, a peony or lily-like a sophisticated character must be an Oiran like somebody a professional lady. This is my thought.

そのを小説を知らなければ、何が何だか分かんないと思うけど。 しかし、民さんが野菊なら、芍薬、牡丹やユリのような洗練されたキャラクターは、何というか、花魁とか磨き抜かれた人の様に思います。これが私の考えです。

Do you think this is an extreme theory?


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2 Responses to “May 21, 2020”

  1. Pamela says:

    I sense it is about beauty being in the eye of the beholder, whether it be a flower or being compared to women, although this is just my interpretation of the words – which is perhaps that it is so subjective… beautiful floral images on both posts 🌹

  2. minikonote says:

    Indeed! Indeed! xxx
    Thank you so much, Pamela!

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