5月 「いつもえがおで、ホッと一息」

Letter May "Always have a good time and take a breather"

新暦の5月は「卯月(うづき)」と呼ばれますが、他にも「清和月」という異称があることをご存知でしょうか。清和とは字のごとく、空が晴れ、のどかなこと。風薫る5月、慈眼寺がある秋保の里は生まれたての緑に包まれます。護摩供や参拝にお越しになる皆さまを拝見しておりますと、空や木々を眺め、にこにこと笑みを浮かべていらっしゃいます。


さて、立春から数えて88日目にあたる5月2日頃は「八十八夜」。茶摘みの最盛期を控え、いよいよ新茶が楽しめると思うと、今にも若々しく瑞々しい香りがただよってくるようですね。大阿闍梨は京都の清水焼の窯元にて毎年ひとつひとつ、湯呑みに手書きで思いをしたためています。今年の文字は「いつもえがおで」。お茶を飲むたび、この言葉を目にして、ホっとひと息。皆さまに笑顔になっていただけたら嬉しく思います。


湯飲みは慈眼寺札所にてお求めいただけます。また、全国への発送も承っております。(湯飲みは数に限りがございますので、あらかじめご了承下さい)



今月の一言


人は誰でも一人では生きていけませんし、それぞれに辛いことや苦しいこと、さまざまな迷いを抱えながら生きていかねばならない時もあります。


そんな時こそ、自分一人だけが苦しいと悲観的にならず、世の中にはもっと苦しい思いや悲しい思いをしながらも頑張っている人たちがいるんだと自分に言い聞かせ、みんな共に生きているんだという思いやりの心をもち、笑顔を心がけることです。



May in the new calendar is called "Uzuki", but did you know that there is another name called "Kiyowatsuki"? Seiwa is, as the name implies, a clear sky and peacefulness. In May, when the wind is fragrant, Akiu-sato, where Jigenji is located, is surrounded by fresh greenery. When I see the people who come to the Goma offering and worship, they look at the sky and trees and smile with a smile.


Around May 2nd, which is the 88th day counting from the beginning of spring, "88 nights". With the peak of tea picking approaching, when you think that you can finally enjoy new tea, it seems that youthful and fresh scents are coming. Acharya is handwritten in the teacups one by one every year at the Kiyomizu ware pottery in Kyoto. This year's character is "Always Egaode". Every time I drink tea, I see this word and take a breather. I hope everyone will smile.


You can buy a tea cup at the Jigenji Fudasho. We also accept shipments nationwide. (Please note that the number of teacups is limited.)


[Monthly Word]

No one can live alone, and there are times when each person has to live with pains, pains, and various hesitations. At that time, I'm not pessimistic if I'm the only one who is suffering, and I tell myself that there are people in the world who are doing their best while feeling more painful and sad, and everyone is living together. It is important to have a compassionate heart and keep a smile on your face.