HAIKU JAPANESE ART & POETRY BOXED BLANK CARDS (20 NOTES)

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SKU: 9780764964633

 

Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.

Contains five each of the following notecards:

Water Lilies, c. 1930s, by Nishimura Hodō

Blue Birds at Night, early 20th century, by Watanabe Seitei (Shōtei)

Monkey Bridge in Kai Province, #13 from Famous Views of the Sixty-Odd Provinces, 1853–1856, by Andō Hiroshige

Spring Rain at Matsushima, 1936, by Tsuchiya Kōitsu

Purest of poems, a haiku contains in its seventeen syllables a seasonal allusion as well as a distinct pause or shift. Cherry blossoms and swallows mean spring; red maple leaves and deer convey autumn. Nature and its ephemeral beauty—this is haiku. Japanese woodblock artists have often drawn their water from the same wells of creativity used by haiku poets. A pleasure boat on a moonlit lake, a dozing bird beside a turning leaf—it should surprise no one that Bashō, greatest of haiku poets, was an accomplished painter.

 

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