May 12, 2015

Out the window and a hanging scroll

 I was still waiting for the other members of the Go Club to show up and continued to explore. Outside the room where we play there is a large balcony. This is the view that it offers.
Many Japanese style rooms have a little alcove that is used for hanging scrolls, flower arrangements or religious displays. In the room where we play, the alcove contains this scroll. I can only read a few of the kanji and have no idea what the whole thing means. This sort of scroll usually has a famous saying of some kind, often related to Buddhism. Over the years, I have asked Japanese people to read these for me and very often they can not. They are displayed mainly for the artistic value.

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