Saturday, November 26, 2011

Shiko stamping on the sacred ground




(written November 22nd)
     The Japan Meteorological Agency announced an earthquake prediction in the area offshore of Miyagi Prefecture. They say there is a 15.1% chance of M7 level earthquake occurrence between now and December 14th. They have publicized the warning with the Earthquake Prediction Committee.  The people living in the stricken area must continue to be cautious.  The agent said, “In the past thirteen years, offshore of Miyagi has experienced four earthquakes over magnitude 7. This occurrence rate of 15% is higher than the past prediction rates. The agent has also mentioned that they have been announcing the prediction rate for three days in advance right after the March 11th disaster. However, they stopped publicizing the report after May since the prediction was showing under 10% ”.  The Geospatial Information Authority of Japan has announced that after the Tohoku earthquake disaster, the only area that showed a rebound from the subsidence of the ground is Tokyo. Through out Miyagi to northern Ibaragi on the Pacific Ocean side, only 20% of the ground is showing a rebound. The rest still remains the same. The shoreline of Iwate is continuing the subsidence. According to a calculation of recovery, the approximate 1.1 meter of subsidence in Oshika district of Miyagi will take 990 billion years. At Soma district of Fukushima, the subsidence is approximate 31 cm. This is calculated to take about 1.7 million years. Asahi Newspaper 2011.11.19 morning edition
my commentYesterday, there was a magnitude 5 at northern Hiroshima. Earthquake rarely occurs in this area.  This area is one edge of the Eurasian Plate. Until now, the earthquake was occurring at the North American Plate and the Pacific Plate areas. And now the Eurasian Plate area is also starting to make a move. This is a beginning of a new level of Earth shift. 

We have to consider the crushing activity that might occur between the Eurasian Plate and the Filipino Plate. The Chain of Islands of Japan is a rare place where four huge plates come together. This only happens in Japan. This is where the Earth plays the Shiko (four legs stamping the ground in Sumo wrestling) 
    Shiko (四股) derives from an ancient Shinto ritual.

    The stamping of the feet purifies the earth ground so the shinki (神気), divine energy, is able to be erupt.  The earthenware from the Kofun Period (300~700AD) has left us some traces about the ancient Shinto believing that from the cracks of the earth the divine breath of the gods erupted. 
    From the very ancient times, cracks in a large rock or the ground were considered a sacred place. They created a shrine and sent blessings to the place. The “crack” or a split was considered a symbol of a female. It shows the idea of strong goddess worship in Japan. The Chain of Islands of Japan stands on top of four “cracks.” It is a mother earth that gives birth to many. I sense that this idea will bring great invention in the future. The shape of Japan is a large dragon. The entire area is a sacred land.  It is also similar to the curvy shape of a shimenawa (sacred straw ornament hung over the entrance of a Shinto shrine).
     All people who live on this land should be sending gratitude to this land. It's not a religious act. It’s a spiritual act to acknowledge the Earth as a living organism. And I think it’s only natural to say thank you for letting us live.

    The borders of the four plates that I see through my psychic eyes are different from the scientific one shown on the map. 

With my vision, the four borders are right beneath Japan. One of the most important crack/border is where Ise Jingu is located. The breath of the gods erupts from the earth at this point. The last empress Yamato-hime who founded Ise Jingu must have felt the divine breath on this land. 
     The Japan Meteorological Agency announcement mentioning about the prediction rate being higher than normal is a warning that we should pay attention. The Eurasian Plate has started to move. This means not only in Japan but China and Europe need to be cautious. From now on, always have the disaster awareness in your daily life. The areas that rarely have earthquakes may be stricken as well. Set the tools to hold your furniture. Consider where your bed is located and prepare for safety.

Ikashite-itadaite arigato-gozaimasu
Thank you for letting us live


I would like to spread the Gratitude Awareness towards ancestral spirits and everything around us so 5% of the world population will start acting on it on a daily basis.

2 comments:

ck said...

いつも伊勢白山道ブログの英訳をしてくださり、誠にありがとうございます。
この度、本記事の訳語に疑問を覚えた箇所がありましたので、以下に指摘させて頂きます。

<気象庁と国土地理院の英語名について>

気象庁のホームページをご覧になって頂ければわかるように、気象庁の英語名は、「Meteorological Agency」ではなく、 「Japan Meteorological Agency」です。

また、国土地理院の英語名は、かつては、確かに「Geographical Survey Institute」でしたが、平成22年(2010年)4月1日からは、「Geospatial Information Authority of Japan」(略称GSI:GeoSpatial Information)に改称されています。

参考(国土地理院の新しい英語名)
http://www.gsi.go.jp/kohokocho/kohokocho40191.html

<ユーラシアプレートとフィリピン海プレートの英訳について>

この記事で紹介されているプレート図は、ウィキペディアの図のようですが、この図の作成者が依拠したと思われるアメリカ地質調査所(U.S. Geological Survey、略称USGS)の図では、ユーラシアプレートは、「EURASIAN PLATE」と表記されています。
ユーラシアとは、ヨーロッパとアジアの総称のことですから、「Eurashia」ではなく、「Eurasia」と表記されます。
そして、「ユーラシアの」という意味の形容詞が、「Eurasian」です。
したがって、ユーラシアプレートの英訳は、学術上の正式な表現に従って、「Eurasian Plate」とした方がよいのではないかと考えます。

参考(アメリカ地質調査所が作成したプレート図)
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/slabs.html

また、記事で紹介されている図では、フィリピン海プレートは、「Filippino plate」ではなく、「Filipino plate」と表記されています。
「Philippine」(フィリピン諸島[人]の)という単語の同義語は、「Filippino」ではなく、「Filipino」です。
念のため、英英、英和、和英と、いろいろな辞書を調べましたが、、「Filippino」という単語は存在しないようです。
もっとも、先に紹介したアメリカ地質調査所の図では、フィリピン海プレートは、「PHILIPPINE SEA PLATE」と表記されています。
また、ウェブ上の辞書で調べたところでも、フィリピン海プレートの英訳は、「Philippine Sea Plate」とされています。
したがって、フィリピン海プレートの英訳は、学術上の正式な表現に従って、「Philippine Sea Plate」とした方がよいのではないかと考えます。

参考(フィリピン海プレートの英訳)
http://ejje.weblio.jp/content/Philippine+Sea+Plate

Sazareishi said...

情報ありがとうございます。
また誤字などありましたら、ぜひお知らせ下さい。