Haiku Japanese Art and Poetry Wall Calendar 2024
Wall Calendar 305 x 330mm (opening to 305 x 660mm); 12 beautiful monthly colour plates; Cellophane wrapped, with stiffening board. Published by the US publishing company Pomegranate.
All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ and manufactured by an FSC certified printer.
The Japanese haiku contains in its seventeen sound characters a reference to a season as well as a distinct pause or interruption.
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. This calendar features 12 haiku paired with reproductions of exquisite Japanese woodcuts. Each poem is rendered in Japanese calligraphy, Romaji transliteration, and English translation.