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2019 Haiku Japanese Art & Poetry Wall Calendar


Description: The roots of Japanese haiku reach back over a thousand years. In the Japanese haiku poem, as in life, there is a pause, a shift, in which the poet celebrates sensory awareness of the season, perhaps suggested by the scent of red plum blossoms or the silence of snow-covered tree limbs. The timeless appeal of this understated poetic form may be the human desire to capture one’s impressions of a fleeting moment. Such seasonal allusions emphasize the essence of haiku: nature and its ephemeral beauty. This calendar features twelve haiku paired with reproductions of exquisite Japanese woodcuts from the collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Each poem is rendered in Japanese calligraphy, Romaji transliteration, and English translation. Pomegranate also publishes the books Shin Hanga: The New Print Movement of Japan, by Barry Till, and Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry, by Judith Patt, Michiko Warkentyne, and Barry Till.

Publisher: Pomegranate Communications Inc.

2019 Wall Calendar
ISBN: 9780764980626

Dimensions: 58.42 and 30.48 cm

Publish Date: 1/08/2018

Page Count: 24