ライン・ワール・マースの狭間から、草の如し徒然の観察八景。 政ごと/商いごと/言の葉ごと/遊びごと。




Sport スポーツ/ホビー

Weekend sportwatch - as it happened

This image has been the very beginning of the `Tagesschau` on ARD which is `First`tv-broadcasting channel in Germany. Evening news on TV at 20 o'clock has the highest audience rating wherever it is. You can imagine how remarkable and surprising big news this is in `Bundesrepublik Deutschland`.[note 1]


As you know too, she has just became the first champion of a Grand slam in German womens tennis history since Steffi Graf in 1999. Strange enough that during the game the live broadcasting did not take place on any representative German companies like ARD, ZDF, WDR and others. Strange enough also that NOS 1 of Netherlands public channel broadcasted this women's final as the whole "live", although Dutch players did not have any important role. Hereunder↓Live images of NOS.


On this match summary you will understand ↓why Serena lost the game though it's slight difference. Look at an item "Unforced errors" of both players. But the game is magical exciting one. When powerful Serena plays with anyone, people used to experience hardly such exciting, because always oneside game. Today however it's exceptional good match. Most of spectators could enjoy it, perhaps except fanatic patriots of USA and Germany)

"She lives on another planet" says German sport journalist.
Sara Takanashi has today won as usual according to the journalist. Look at her records and long distance away from that of other jumpers. By chance I saw this on Eurosport 2. Just only 15 minutes, but first time to watch Women's Ski-jump. The event is held in Oberstdorf (Bayern) Germany..

160130 FIS women skijamp 640

高梨Takanashi 沙羅Sara  
160130 FIS women Takanashi
Born: October 8, 1996 (age 19), Kamikawa, Hokkaido Japan.
Height: 1.52 m. Weight: 45 kg

1.English : Federal Republic of Germany → FRD
* Another big news this evenig is about refugee issue. However it is less important than the victory of Kerber.
Merkel=CDU had to take decision to strengthen the selection of refugees and to send economical refugees back to their countries.



Nostalgic Melody&Film 懐メロ&フィルム

Bach stream [it looks like "Oh spring and spring"]

Today it's really spring weather. I've walked in a while along a little stream with the warmth of the sun. There is a popular children's`song about it released in 1912 in Japan. Might the Bach school compose such children's melody? A word Bach in lowlands means symply brook or stream in English. [note 1]


春の小川 1912 
作詞:高野辰之 作曲:岡野貞一
Spring brook / Lente bach (in Dutch)
Lyrics : Tatsuyuki Takano Composer : Teiichi Okano

春の小川は さらさら行くよ
Spring has come and the small stream flows babbling between its banks
岸のすみれや れんげの花に
The small stream goes whispering between the violets and milk vetches
すがたやさしく 色うつくしく
Wishing thegrace, color and beauty, all blossoming on the stream banks
咲けよ咲けよと ささやきながら
Wishing thegrace, color and beauty, all blossoming on the stream banks

[翻訳 : 山岸勝榮 This translation by YAMAGISHI Katsuei(C) ]

↓An English vertion : synthesiser sound : translated by Greg Irwin

1. The most famous Mr. Bach is Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) in Thüringen (a state of Germany). There are more than 50 composers and musicians in his 'stream'. There are countless 'Bachstraat' and 'Bachstraße' in both Netherlands and Germany. Those 'Bach's derive from his music performance of Baroque era.
His ancestor lived surely nearby "bach" which is an element of the landscape like mountain, hill, lake, sea and field etc.. From the BACH many combination (place) names are made, for example, Mönchengladbach and Bachman. The Bach as a family name, however, does not belong to the list of German ranking 100 names.

Sport スポーツ/ホビー

Tennis tournament used to be depend on lottery

Tennis tournament used to be depend on lottery.
Today Angelique Kerber (seed no. 7) has reached 5th round, Quarterfinals on 8th day the Australian Open.

[Winning Results]
1st Round: 6/7, 7/6, 6/3 vs M.Doi (JAP)
2nd R: 6/2,6/4 vs A.Dulgheru (ROU)
3rd R: 6/1, 6/3 vs M.Brengle (USA)
4th R: 6/4, 6/0 vs A.Beck (GER)


Kerber had only a real serious opponent so far. At 7th game on 3rd set in 1st round the German girl faced 3 game points down in her disadvantage. She could barely cleared the very difficulty.

It was the turningpoint for the Japanes girl, who could have reached the quarterfinals, provided if she could maintain her mental strength at the moment.

Misaki (26 ) is calm and sherp at most and looks like a good Samurai-fighter, has to be within 20th in women ranking.

【Note】Icing on the cake
This time, the surprise is two girls. Shuai Zhang (张帅 in Chinese) (age 27 height 1.78 ranking 133) and Johanna Konta (respectively 25 1.80 47). Zhang is almost forgotten and seemes to face stopping the sport. In UK women's tennis history, Konta is the first quarter-finalist at the Australian Open since 33 years ago.
They meet each other the day after tommorow. One of them gets semi final, it's a history as well.

Nostalgic Melody&Film 懐メロ&フィルム

Nagasaki story[ジャガタラお春伝説 Legend of Jagatara O-Haru]&The Battle of Dunkerque

On the end of October in 1639 Haru(15?)[note 1] left Nagasaki on board with the sailship Breda which was just completed two years before at Hoorn in the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, counted 300 crews and had a cargo volume 1050 tons.

The new socalled SpiegelRetourSchip in Dutch was perhaps too gorgeous to transport 11 Non-Japanese families to Batavia (present name Jakarta), although nominal reason was 5th exile order of foreigners by the shogunate Tokugawa [note 2]. Her family members ware Japanese mother (baptism name Maria), elder sister Man(19?) and Man`s son(baby)[note 3]. Man and Haru`s father (Ncolas Marin) was Italian but already died in 1636.

Lyrics: Saburo Umeki, composer: Sasaki Shunichi.
Original singer ; Akemi Yuri.
Released from Victor (Japanese company)
in October Showa 14 (1939).
This covering version is sung by Keiko Fuji (藤圭子)

The Battle of Dunkerque [note 4]
drawn by Willem van de Velde in 1659.
canvas, h123×w185cm. On display in room 2.15 of Rijksmuseum
Taken on december 2015 in Amsterdam
The Battle of Dunkirk Willem van de Velde 01

** attached explanation ** In Febuary 1639 Maerten Harpertsz Tromp prevented the Spanish fleet from leaving the harbour at Dunkirk with a blockade of twelve ships. Van de Velde has depicted most of the Dutch vessels with their prows pointing towards the enemy armada. With a remarkable eye for detail, he rendered in pen the ships’ counters or transoms – the stern carvings from which the individual vessels can be identified

There are several Wars titled `The Battle of Dunkerque`. The most known battle may be a case during World WarⅡ. This sea battle depicted above is almost unknown. The name depends on concerned countries, Netherlands, Spain, Great Britain, France and other European lands. Historian of them would have different views.

The Battle of Terheide, oil on canvas, h176×w 281.5cm
painted by Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten (1653 - 1666)
This oil painting is hung next to `Willem van de Veld`above.
The Battle of Terheide Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten 01

** attached explanation ** Between 1652 and 1674, three naval wars were fought with England – the so-called Anglo-Dutch Wars. This painting represents the Battle of Terheide on 10 August 1653. In the centre is the largest vessel in the Dutch fleet, the Brederode, commanded by Admiral Maerten Harpertsz Tromp. It is firing its cannons at an English ship. The Dutch Republic won the battle but lost its commander Tromp, who was fatally wounded.

1. Haru is real name, but O-haru becomes common. O is prefix of kind, makes polite and intimate impression, for example O-kasan (mom), O-tosan (dady) .

2.. Breda picked more 21 persons up at Hirado, after all total 31 non-Japanese were brought to Batavia, except Man`s son who was ill therefore went out of the ship at Taipei. He was entrusted to a friend of the captain..

3. O-Man married with a Italian at Nagasaki. The young man went to Taiwan with bisiness and never returned to Nagasaki.. 

4. A city in France 10km from the border of Belgium. French → Dunkerque. Dutch → Duinkerke. English → Dunkirk.


Terrorism テロ

the Russian 53th air defense brigade shot down MH17

Dutch newspaper `Volkskrant` on 3 Jan. 2016 published an article "Twenty Russians involved in launching BUK-missile MH17" which was accompanied with these three pictures. [These copyrights of images belong respectively to ©AFP, ©EPA and ©Bellingcat]
The newspaper`s article bases on a journalist Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat, and his investigating team. You can read more in detail by the direct page of Volkskrant : ↓

Reconstruccion by The Joint Investigation Team (JIT)
Front part of Malaysian aircraft (flight number MH17)
was shot down on 17 july 2014 above eastern Ukraine.
160106 MH17 03

Now in my blog page hereunder you look back pictures at the time. Those images ware picked up from different souceise.

160106 MH17 02
Identified idividual Russian soldiers those who belonged to the 53th air defense brigade on Kursk.
Why are faces unclear? the reason might be in relation to the International criminal court.

160106 MH17 01
A pro-Russian rebel on the location in East Ukraine.
But such rebel-groep could not handle BUK missile system.

ken minatoya

Author:ken minatoya
Victor Westhoff(1916-2001)碑文Hij observeertからのHNを本名と苗字に先立つ屋号に変更。ウエストホフは生物フローラの相互生息環境を丹念に観察したBiotop概念の先駆者。ザザーッとフィールドを歩きつつ、こぼれ見える外史/雑人/雑草の風景


access online
Latest trackbacks
Search form

Page Top
Powered by FC2 Blog | | Template Design by スタンダード・デザインラボ