ziggurat

ziggurat

Yoga योग "to attach, join, harness, yoke" - Disciplines or practices resulting from Indian philosophies that seeks through meditation and body exercises, to achieve a form of union between the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of life and health. One of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. Since 2014, June 21st is the "International Day of Yoga".


ziggourat

Ziggourat "construite sur une surface surélevée" - Une structure en pierre massive dans l'ancienne Mésopotamie.

Any suggestion, improvement…? Many thanks and please, contact us…

tour

Séquence durant laquelle on réalise quelque chose avant de céder sa place à un autre. / Mouvement circulaire appelé à se renouveler.

Any suggestion, improvement…? Many thanks and please, contact us…
Rentarō Taki

Rentarō Taki

Rentarō Taki 滝 廉太郎 (1879 – 1903)
A pianist and composer

He wrote Kōjō no Tsuki 荒城の月
“The Moon over the Ruined Castle”
A song included in the songbook for Junior High School students
inspired by Oka Castle built in 1185 for Minamoto no Yoshitsune

In 1998 the asteroid 8957 was named after the song

castle

Set of fortified buildings, surrounded by one or more walls, placed under a given authority, serving as a refuge in the event of conflict or siege - With the abandonment of the need for fortifications, the term has come to designate a vast residence built with magnificence in order to manifest the rank or the splendor of a person, or more generally of a family, of a clan.


château

Ensemble d’édifices fortifié, entouré d’une ou plusieurs murailles, placé sous une autorité donnée, servant de refuge en cas de conflit ou de siège – Avec l’abandon du besoin de fortifications, le terme en est venu à désigner une vaste demeure édifiée avec magnificence dans le but de manifester le rang ou la splendeur d’une personne, ou plus généralement d’une famille, d’un clan.

Any suggestion, improvement…? Many thanks and please, contact us…
Ehime Prefecture (2)

Ehime Prefecture (2)

Shikoku Seiyo Geo Park 四国西予ジオパーク offers
Displaying on history, ecosystems, and geology
Matsuyama Castle 松山城built in 1603
One of Japan’s 12 original castles
Uchiko-za 内子座, famous for its Kabuki and Bunraku performances
Tobe Pottery with its with incredibly stunning and delicate artworks
26 temples on the 88-Temple Pilgrimage of Shikoku 四国遍路 Shikoku Henro
And many other reasons
To discover the prefecture of Ehime 愛媛県...

… But it's time to explore Oita’s...

Kagawa Prefecture (2)

Kagawa Prefecture (2)

Naoshima Island 直島町, Naoshima-chō
A place for contemporary art museums
Sanuki udon 讃岐うどん
With square shape and flat edges
Great Seto Bridge 瀬戸大橋, Seto Ōhashi
connecting Okayama and Kagawa prefectures
Takamatsu Castle 高松城
with its two yagura (watch towers)
One of the three Mizujiro 櫓 (矢倉) or “Water Castles”
23 temples on the 88-Temple Pilgrimage of Shikoku 四国遍路 Shikoku Henro
And many other reasons
To discover the prefecture of Kagawa 香川県...

… But it's time to explore Kochi’s...

133/200private

National Day on August 15 is the only day of the year when the gardens of Vaduz Castle are open to the general public. (German lg)


La fête nationale du 15 août est le seul jour de l'année où les jardins du château de Vaduz sont ouverts au grand public.

How to define what is private and what is public? How are public and private spaces organized? With what overlaps, what exclusions? How does this distinction play a role in our relationship to others? Where does intimacy begin, where does it end? What changes does the digital age bring in terms of public and private space, or intimacy? (to be completed)

Comment définir ce qui est privé, et ce qui est public ? Comment se sont organisés les espaces public et privé ? Avec quels chevauchements, quelles exclusions ? En quoi cette distinction tient-elle un rôle dans notre relation aux autres ? Où commence l’intime, où s’arrête-t-il ? Quels changements l’ère numérique apporte-t-elle en termes d’espace public et privé, ou encore d’intimité ?... (à compléter)

109/200castle

The town's ruins of Gondershe in Somalia, consist of coral stone houses, tombs and fortifications. (Somali lg, Arabic lg, Latin wr, Wadaad wr, Osmanya wr, Borama wr, Kaddare wr)


Les ruines de la ville de Gondershe en Somalie, se composent de maisons en pierre de corail, de tombes et de fortifications.

What is a castle? How to define it? From daimyo fortresses to medieval European castles, from Sardinian nuraghes to the walls of Hattousa, what place do fortified places hold in the history of human societies? How were they built? For what purpose? How were they inhabited? How did they evolve? (to be completed)

Qu’est-ce qu’un château ? Comment le définir ? Des forteresses des daimyo aux châteaux médiévaux européens, des nuraghes sardes aux murailles d’Hattousa, quelle place tiennent les lieux fortifiés dans l'histoire des sociétés humaines ? Comment ont-ils été bâtis ? À quelles fins ? Comment ont-ils été habités ? Quel fut leur évolution ?... (à compléter)

That is an old castle.

: Ese es un castillo viejo.

: That is an old castle.

: È un vecchio castello.

: Das ist eine alte Burg.

: 古いお城です。

Furui o-jōdesu.

: 那是一座古老的城堡。

Nà shì yīzuò gǔlǎo de chéngbǎo.

: C’est un vieux château.

These are just introductory steps – Please if you see anything to be added or modified, contact us, we’ll be glad to receive your contribution...

Kanji: 城. Radical: 土. Number of strokes: 9. Meaning: “ castle”. Pronunciation: ジョウ、しろjō, shiro.

Back to Top