Yamadera

Scenic Yamadera Temple in Yamagata, Japan

Yamadera (Risshakuji) Temple, famous for Matsuo basho’s haiku poem and outstanding view <img width=”640″ height=”426″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/14639852423ba4b87d6dcacef0e00100_s.jpg” alt=”Yamadera” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/14639852423ba4b87d6dcacef0e00100_s.jpg?w=640&amp;ssl=1 640w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/14639852423ba4b87d6dcacef0e00100_s.jpg?resize=150%2C100&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/14639852423ba4b87d6dcacef0e00100_s.jpg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> The famous Yamadera Temple in Yamagata Prefecture is a historical temple officially called “Mt. Hoju, Risshakuji Temple”. The temple is famous as the place where the great haiku poet <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/matsuo-bashos-biography” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)</a> visited and composed the cicada poem. Yamadera Temple standing on a cliff is a great sightseeing spot in the Tohoku region. What is Yamadera (Risshakuji) Temple? The foundation of Yamadera by the high priest Jikaku was in 860 during the Nara Period. 1,015 stone steps are Read more about Scenic Yamadera Temple in Yamagata, Japan[…]

Matsuo Basho’s biography

The biography of the most famous haiku poet, Matsuo Basho <figure> <img width=”482″ height=”666″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Basho_by_Buson02.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Basho_by_Buson02.jpg?w=482&amp;ssl=1 482w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Basho_by_Buson02.jpg?resize=109%2C150&amp;ssl=1 109w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Basho_by_Buson02.jpg?resize=217%2C300&amp;ssl=1 217w” sizes=”(max-width: 482px) 100vw, 482px” /> <figcaption>Portrait of Matsuo Basho by Yosa Buson</figcaption> </figure> In Japan, there are many people who are famous for haiku. Among them, the Matsuo Basho, who was active in the Edo period, is known worldwide by developing Haikai poetry that was the source of haiku.  Learn about the origin, formats, and rules of haiku poetry His representative work is the travel book “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” from Edo to Oshu, Hokuriku Road. Basho left many haiku poems and influenced many poets Read more about Matsuo Basho’s biography[…]

Hototogisu, the longest haiku magazine and its school

“Hototogisu”, the longest magazine in Japan <img width=”640″ height=”427″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/0a74e93154f9f2bb20b02f4d5ce9f4f8_s.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/0a74e93154f9f2bb20b02f4d5ce9f4f8_s.jpg?w=640&amp;ssl=1 640w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/0a74e93154f9f2bb20b02f4d5ce9f4f8_s.jpg?resize=150%2C100&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/0a74e93154f9f2bb20b02f4d5ce9f4f8_s.jpg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /></p> <h2>The magazine greatly contributed to Japanese modern poetry and literature</h2> <p>The haiku unique to Japan, which is fixed form of poetry, was established by poets centered on <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/famous-haiku-poems-matsuo-basho”>Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)</a> in the Edo period. And <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/masaoka-shiki-haiku-poems”>Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902)</a> developed haiku into modern poetry. The haiku magazine “Hototogisu” was published on January 15, 1897, by Shiki ‘s friend Yanagihara Gyokudo (1867-1957). The number of the copies was 300. The purpose of the publication Read more about Hototogisu, the longest haiku magazine and its school[…]

Sugita Hisajo’s haiku poems

Suzuki Hisajo’s haiku poems <img width=”640″ height=”478″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/128b696f1fa1a0987c0f92bc8f21bbfb-1.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/128b696f1fa1a0987c0f92bc8f21bbfb-1.jpg?w=800&amp;ssl=1 800w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/128b696f1fa1a0987c0f92bc8f21bbfb-1.jpg?resize=150%2C112&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/128b696f1fa1a0987c0f92bc8f21bbfb-1.jpg?resize=300%2C224&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/128b696f1fa1a0987c0f92bc8f21bbfb-1.jpg?resize=768%2C574&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/128b696f1fa1a0987c0f92bc8f21bbfb-1.jpg?resize=285%2C214&amp;ssl=1 285w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> Suzuki Hisajo (1890- 1952) was a pioneer of female haiku poets who represent Japan. Takahama Koshi, who operated the haiku magazine Hototogisu (little cuckoo, named after Masaoka Shiki) and was a talented man of the haiku at the time, highly regarded her as “standing in a special position that did not allow the imitation of men”.  She made a mark for herself on the magazine. But in later years, she was given Read more about Sugita Hisajo’s haiku poems[…]

Wabi and Sabi, Japanese unique sense of art

Aesthetic of Japanese Culture, Wabi and Sabi <figure> <img width=”640″ height=”480″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/800px-Saihouji-kokedera02.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/800px-Saihouji-kokedera02.jpg?w=800&amp;ssl=1 800w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/800px-Saihouji-kokedera02.jpg?resize=150%2C113&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/800px-Saihouji-kokedera02.jpg?resize=300%2C225&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/800px-Saihouji-kokedera02.jpg?resize=768%2C576&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/800px-Saihouji-kokedera02.jpg?resize=285%2C214&amp;ssl=1 285w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> <figcaption>The garden of Saiho-ji Temple in Kyoto</figcaption> </figure> <br /><!– Japa Link Unit 2 –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3791981835″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /></p> <p>Wabi and Sabi are words that express the sense of beauty unique to Japan and are often referred to in one word as “wabi-sabi”. However, they are words that originally have different meanings. In fact, both words expressed negative feelings. Gradually, Wabi and Sabi  became popular in the world of the tea ceremony and the literary world such as Read more about Wabi and Sabi, Japanese unique sense of art[…]

Japanese Tajima Mt. Fuji Edo Glass cups

Mount Fuji cup from Tajima Glass <p style=”text-align: center;”><a title=”Fuji Glass Fujisan Glass Rock Glass TG15-015-R” href=”https://www.amazon.com/Fuji-Glass-Fujisan-Rock-TG15-015-R/dp/B00UVOCX8M?psc=1&amp;SubscriptionId=AKIAJRKC6WE3NL42JJSQ&amp;tag=hachihachi-20&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;camp=2025&amp;creative=165953&amp;creativeASIN=B00UVOCX8M” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img src=”https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31DSzEAqg5L.jpg” alt=”Fuji Glass Fujisan Glass Rock Glass TG15-015-R” width=”500″ height=”500″ /></a></p> The Mt. Fuji Glass, in which Mt. Fuji covered by snow at the bottom of the glass, changes the color of the surface depending on the color of the drink. It is a glass that gives a sense of luxury as well as playfulness and has sold more than 55,000 in just a single year. I would like to introduce this cup that utilizes the reliable technology of Edo Glass. Tajima Glass, located in Edogawa Ward, Tokyo, manufactures “Fujiyama Read more about Japanese Tajima Mt. Fuji Edo Glass cups[…]

skelton death

Japanese death poems (haiku and Tanka) by famous people

Haiku and Tanka poems on deathbed <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”yes”> <img width=”640″ height=”309″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha-1024×494.jpg” alt=”skelton death” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=1024%2C494&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=150%2C72&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=300%2C145&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=768%2C370&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?w=1280&amp;ssl=1 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </a> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> In Japan, there was a custom of leaving a poetic short sentence on a deathbed, “Jisei no ku (death poem). It is often the one that emphasizes the phonology such as Tanka, haiku and Chinese poetry. It is considered to be an East Asian custom, especially in Japan since the Middle Ages. Not only poets but also cultural people and samurai warriors composed the death Read more about Japanese death poems (haiku and Tanka) by famous people[…]

Best short Tanka poems about death by ancient Japanese poets

Ancient Japanese memorial, pass on Tanka poems about death of friend, mother, and loved one <figure> <img width=”403″ height=”600″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/403px-Zentsu-ji.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/403px-Zentsu-ji.jpg?w=403&amp;ssl=1 403w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/403px-Zentsu-ji.jpg?resize=101%2C150&amp;ssl=1 101w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/403px-Zentsu-ji.jpg?resize=202%2C300&amp;ssl=1 202w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/403px-Zentsu-ji.jpg?resize=150%2C223&amp;ssl=1 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 403px) 100vw, 403px” /> <figcaption>Zentsuji Temple by Kawase Hasui</figcaption> </figure> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /></p> <p>It would be common in any country or region to express the feelings of losing the important person as poems. In Japan, there is traditional fixed verse such as <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/japanese-tanka-poetry-famous-poems” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Tanka</a> and <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/introduction-haiku” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>haiku</a>. And these poets have expressed sadness when their loved one died.  Read also… Haiku poems about Read more about Best short Tanka poems about death by ancient Japanese poets[…]

death

Best 8 short haiku poems about death and rip by famous poets

Japanese haiku poems about death, loss, farewell and for deceased loved ones <img width=”481″ height=”480″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AmidaRaigo.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AmidaRaigo.jpg?w=481&amp;ssl=1 481w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AmidaRaigo.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AmidaRaigo.jpg?resize=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AmidaRaigo.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AmidaRaigo.jpg?resize=174%2C174&amp;ssl=1 174w” sizes=”(max-width: 481px) 100vw, 481px” /> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /></p> <p>Death is one of the most serious events in life, none that can escape. That is why the great haiku poets expressed their whole view of the world on the theme of death with 17 characters. There are concrete and abstract haiku poems, but you will learn the person or Japanese view of death. In addition, there was a custom of composing rip haiku Read more about Best 8 short haiku poems about death and rip by famous poets[…]

Manyoshu

Old Japanese love lyrics Tanka poems from Man’yoshu

Short poems for loved one. Romantic, missing, losing, and deeply depressed poems from Man’yoshu   Man’yoshu is the oldest poem collection in Japan. 20 volumes in all. Both editors and the age of formation are unknown, but the completion of the whole volume is the Nara period around the end of the 8th century. It is considered certain that Otomo no Yakamochi was involved in the compilation. The number of poems is about 4500, of which 4200 are tanka. This time, I would like to introduce a poem on the subject of love in Japanese and English.   Related Post     Nukata no Okimi   <Japanese> あかねさす  紫草野行き  標野行き  Read more about Old Japanese love lyrics Tanka poems from Man’yoshu[…]