Naviarhaiku198 – autumn wind

Ryōkan Taigu was a Japanese poet and calligrapher who lived during the Edo period. A Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as a hermit, he spent most of his time writing poetry, calligraphy, and communing with nature. His poetry is often very simple and inspired by nature.

Seven days to make music in response to Ryōkan’s haiku: to find out more and participate, visit


Deadline:  25th October 2017

Haiku by Ryōkan Taigu

Picture by Tom Sodoge