This calendar offers 12 artfully-paired haiku and Japanese woodcut reproductions, all inscribed with Japanese calligraphy, Romaji transliteration, and English translations.
The roots of Japanese haiku reach back over 1,000 years. In this poetic form, 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 plum blossoms or the silence of snow-covered tree limbs. The timeless appeal of this understated poetry 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. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next month’s views.
Materials: Printed on FSC-certified paper, with plastic-free packaging.
Dimensions: 30 x 33cm
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