The current shape of Mt. Horaiji was formed through a combination of volcanic eruptions that occured about 14 million years ago and the process of erosion that followed. The geological features of the mountain can be characterized as lava that solidfied into rock and volcanic ash.
Its unique mystic landscape with its series of steep cliffs has been captivating people’s hearts since ancient times. Beautiful is not the perfect word. It’s beautiful, but it’s not good and neither not good. It was wonderful.
Mt. Horaiji is 695m above sea level, while the actual height of the mountain from its base to the top is about 475m. Horaiji temple is situated at 450m. The stairs consist of 1,425 stone steps ascending from the foot of the mountain, and is considered to be one of the largest mountain staircase in Japan.
Horaiji temple was constructed in 703. During the Heian period (794 -1192), Mt. Horaiji begame a sacred location mainly for practitioners of Shingon and Tendai sects of Buddihism who wished to acquire Buddhist esoteric teachings by dwelling deep in the mountain.
In 1969, Mt. Horaiji was designated as one of the national parks in the Tenryu-Okuyama region for its rich diversity of flora and fauna – long protected by the Buddhist principle of non-killing, which is carved on the stone tablet placed at the entrance of the mountain.
p.s. I succdeed in climbing Mt. Horaiji (▲684m) on on October 24, 2020.
Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. An individual who follows the diet or philosophy is known as a vegan.
Environmental Issues and Opinions
In recent years, the livestock industry has problems with climate change as abnormal weather on a global scale. In other words, reducing livestock meat consumption can effectively reduce global greenhouse gases. From an environmental point of view, I take veganism that does not eat animal-derived foods. Animal-derived foods affect global warming and lead to deforestation.
The population has doubled in the last half-century, and it has become one of the causes of accelerating global warming, including dietary habits derived from animals and food loss. The food industry should develop delicious plant-derived products (alternatives) that surpass meat, meet people’s needs, and the industry should meet. For example, there is something like soy meat (a food derived from soybeans). Beyond meats and vegan foods are everywhere in the western countries.
Another problem is the belching caused by the ruminant cow. It emits methane, which has more than 20 times more greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide. That amount accounts for 37% of the methane emitted in daily life activities around the world, and on farms such as cattle and pigs, the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide is from livestock excrement.
In conclusion, we have to return to the original Earth. And it is to coexist with nature and animals. We need to keep in mind that economic development and our lives up to now have caused dangers to the global environment, including global warming. It is of utmost importance for each of us to act locally on environmental issues from a global perspective.
p.s. I arrived at Tsuruma Park, Nagoya, Japan safely, on October 18, 2020.
Space-based effectors for spreading sounds such as reverb, echo, and delay create the size and condition of the space, etc., and create an “illusion” in the sense of hearing. A space system effector is an effector that simulates the space in which the sound sounds literally by adding various reverberations. The sound changes depending on how you use the space system effector. – Yasuharu Nagura
It is said that 1.4% music sales in the U.S. are classical music. It’s not very popular. However, I think it is worth studying classical music from the Bach (1685 ~ 1750) era.
There is a collection of terms that appear in Bach’s collection of piano pieces.
It is my study of classical music.
A minuet is a social dance of French origin for two people, usually in 3/4 times. The word was adapted from Italian minuetto and French menuet, possibly from the French menu meaning slender, small, referring to the very small steps, or from the early 17th-century popular group dances called branle à mener or amener.
The term also describes the musical form that accompanies the dance, which subsequently developed more fully, often with a longer musical form called the minuet and trio, and was much used as a movement in the early classical symphony.
The gavotte is a French dance, taking its name from a folk dance of the Gavot, the people of the Pays de Gap region of Dauphiné in the southeast of France, where the dance originated, according to one source.
According to another reference, however, the word “gavotte” is a generic term for a variety of French folk dances, and most likely originated in Lower Brittany in the west, or possibly Provence in the southeast or the French Basque Country in the southwest of France.
It is notated in 4/4 or 2/2 times and is usually of moderate tempo, though the folk dances also use meters such as 9/8 and 5/8.
Musette (Bal-musette) is a style of French instrumental music and dance that first became popular in Paris in the 1880s.
Although it began with bagpipes as the main instrument, this instrument was replaced with accordion, on which a variety of waltzes, polkas, and other dance styles were played for dances.
A march, as a musical genre, is a piece of music with a strong regular rhythm which in origin was expressly written for marching to and most frequently performed by a military band.
A prelude is a short piece of music, the form of which may vary from piece to piece. The prelude may be thought of as a preface. While, during the Baroque era, for example, it may have served as an introduction to succeeding movements of a work that were usually longer and more complex, it may also have been a stand-alone piece of work during the Romantic era.
It generally features a small number of rhythmic and melodic motifs that recur through the piece. Stylistically, the prelude is improvisatory. The prelude also may refer to an overture, particularly to those seen in an opera or an oratorio.
Aiming at the starting point of Mt. Gozaisho, I was walking sluggishly with a branch as a cane. There were trees and streams around. It was a quiet river. I climbed the mountain road at 8:30 a.m. on holiday with dressing in a reserved outfit.
It was about a mile and half the way, but the long mountain road has no clue to the trailhead. However, the gentle October breeze was pouring down. It was a pleasant morning.
p.s. Looking for the trailhead of Mt. Gozaisho, Mie Prefecture on October 3, 2020.