naviarhaiku341 – A fragrant breeze


Kaoru kaze ya morokoshi kakete nana no o ni

A fragrant breeze
Is blowing from China
Over these seven strings

[trans. Fumiko Yamamoto]


Tagami Kikusha (1753-1826)  was a Japanese multi-disciplinary artist and Buddhist nun, mostly known  as a poet, painter, calligrapher and tea practitioner.

This haiku was written when she visited the temple Hooryuuji in Nara, in 1812, and was allowed to play an ancient Chinese guqin.


Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit

Deadline: 22nd July 2020

haiku by Tagami Kikusha

picture by zhu wei

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