Haiku, Japanese Art and Poetry boxed notecards
Purest of poems, a haiku contains in its 17 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.
Paired here are haikus old and new, with prints from the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries.
Contains five each of the following notecards:Water Lilies, c. 1930s, by Nishimura HodōBlue 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 HiroshigeSpring Rain at Matsushima, 1936, by Tsuchiya Kōitsu
Size: 12 x 17 cm