The haiku of the week was written by Sôen Nakagawa, a key figure in the transmission of Zen Buddhism from Japan to the Western world.
The shakuhachi is a Japanese end-blown flute that was originally introduced from China into Japan in the 8th century. If you’re curious to hear how it sounds, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7s-wXZWT5o
Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku poem. To participate, visit https://www.naviarrecords.com/about/naviar-haiku
DEADLINE: 28th September
Poem by Sôen Nakagawa
Picture by Anne James