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First Sun-Rise over quake-stricken Miyagi, Japan

————————————————————- (Photo from Mainich News Paper )

This is a photograph, I found less than an hour ago, which has been taken only few hours ago in Japan.

The first Sun-rise seen from the hill-top (Hiyori-yama) in Natori City, Miyagi Prf’ which

is over looking a mountain of rubble, left by the earthquake and the tsunami.


To see the First Sun-rise of  New Year is the tradition in Japan.

First day of January, many part of Japan has been covered with snow though, lots of people

goes out cold, some are even climb the high mountain only to see this Sun-rise. (I did it before too).

Of cause, to reach high advantage point before Sun-rise needs to start the journey in the

middle of the night, the temperature could be well bellow Zero.

—– Don’t ask  “what for”,  because the answer is just  ” To see the first Sun-rise”  (初日の出)

 If you see it yourself, you can’t stop to feel owe. —- Why ?   This is what Spirituality mean.

Western people asked ” Why Japanese brought a cash found in the mud to the Police” (and 90% of the

money — £23M all together — has been returned to the rightful owner by the Police) or  ” Why Japanese

didn’t loot” —– the answer is all same.  Such kind of morality is in their fundamental ethos = Spirituality.

(It is nothing strange, when people talk or behave according to what they have read in a book or Bible, as

it was simply in their memory.    But when people behave without such knowledge, against their instincts

such as greed or selfish gain,  and even without the other’s watchful eyes = This is the Spirituality.)


People saw the Sun-rise there, might have played (don’t ask “to whom ?”.  Spirituality doesn’t

need a figure or name of the God )  for the Soul of who lost the life in  Tsunami or

wished the well recovery of the surviver.

To share the same play, I put this photo here.

Peace to the people who has been suffering.


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  1. drawandshoot said, on January 1, 2012 at 14:53

    That’s beautiful Yoshizen. I agree a wish for peace is needed. May you have a gentle new year.
    All the best in 2012.

    • yoshizen said, on January 1, 2012 at 16:10

      Thank you Karen
      Your New Year’s wish may reach the people who needs the moral support
      all over the world.

      Thanks goodness, over here, it is rather quiet New Year, only raining all day.
      (So, I couldn’t see the Sun-rise myself 😦 )

      In Japan, several air companies operating special [See the First Sun-rise Flight]
      just go up, fly over the cloud and see Sun-rise on the horizon and over the Fuji-Mountain.
      Sound funny though, it is purely for the Spiritual reason. It’s a good practice. 🙂

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