百字文 /One Hundred Character Poem



“One Hundred Character Poem”
One Hundred Character Poem“ is a poem created by Tian Shan and Neigetsu in 2015 to convey Japanese characters and philosophy. It follows the very famous “Thousand Character Poem Classic” and it has been valued by foreigners as a very useful tool of calligraphy learning. It is very appreciated, if you get interested in it and kindly contact me. I can send you a sample of the textbook of this poem.

  • Textbook for beginners of Japanese calligraphy : One Hundred Characters Poem is here.
  • An article about “One Hundred Character Poem” on Beyond Calligraphy is here
  • My blog about the workshop held in Israel in 2016 is here
  • An article about “One Hundred Character Poem” on Hungarian Website is here

 

One Hundred Character Poem          Composed by Tian Shan and Neigetsu

天高雲翔 天高く 雲翔ぶ Heaven is high, clouds floating.
地広水長 地は広く 水は長しへに Earth is grand, water flows forever.
日出東海 日は 東海に出で Sun rises over the east sea.
月落西山 月は 西の山に落つ Moon goes down to the west mountains.
鳥語花香 鳥は語り 花は香しい Birds are singing as flowers smell sweet.
慈母情深 慈しむ母 情深し The love of tender mothers is deep like ocean.
楽育学歩 楽しく育ち 学は歩む Children grow up happily, learning as they walk.
探遊外界 外界を探遊す Play and search the outside world.
交友読書 友と交わり 書を読む Build friendship while they read books together.
笑談未来 笑いて未来を談ず Always laughing by talking about the future.
恋愛成家 恋愛して家を成し Young loves change up to the family.
春耕冬蔵 春に耕し 冬に蔵む Cultivate in spring, store crops in winter.
夫妻好合 夫妻好合 Husband and wife care each other.
子孫有望 子孫に望みあり Give hopes to their descendant.
感謝平常 平常に感謝す Say “thank you” to every peaceful day.
世間万物 世間万物 Everything in the world,
古今終始 古今終始 Has its start and the end in any era.
悲喜輪転 悲喜輪転 Joy and sorrow round and repeat.
逝者如斯 逝く者斯くの如し People pass away in the same way.
時不我待 時は我を待たず Time goes by without waiting for me.
幸福何在 幸福は何処に在りや Where and what is the “happiness”?
畏敬自然 自然を畏敬し If we respect the nature,
健康食眠 健康なる食眠すれば Eat well, sleep well,
風光無限 風光は無限にして Wind and light has the infinite power.
生命美也 生命は美也 The life is nothing but beautiful.

 

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