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Kamo River Calligraphy

This gloating world’s Dirt and grime Flows away, And all is purified By the waves of Kamo River. ~Rengetsu age seventy-eight A …

Martial Art Teacup

もの々ふ乃 やしまのうらの ゆふしほに ながれもあえぬ  弓はりの月 蓮月 mononofu no/yashima no ura no/yuu shiho ni/nagaremo aenu/ yumihari no tsuki (The Moon Above the Ocean) The bow-shaped …

Butterfly Painting and Poem by Otagaki Rengetsu

Butterfly

Ukarekite                               Sporting and sleeping Hana no no …

Bamboo Root Tea Pot

  Bamboo Root Tea Pot by Kagen with poem by Rengetsu: Yado kasanu hito no tsurasa o nasake nite Oborotsuki yo no hana …

New Year’s Charm Vendor Tanzaku

元旦のあしたけさう文うるミて 人ミなの 春のこ々ろや さそうふらん かざしのうめも 匂ふ明けぼの 蓮月七十八才 Upon seeing a good luck charm vendor* on  New Year’s Day morning Surely all are Enticed by the …

Pure Moonlight Tea Bowl

Kogahara ochite kokemusu kusamura ni Kokoro nagaku mo sumeru tsuki kana [The incised poem winds around the bowl] Across the ancient fields …

Uji River Teapot Scroll

くみあげて 世にこそめずれ 山ふきの 花のかふかき うじのつむ水 蓮月 Scooped up and put inside this pot: Something so admired For its fragrance of Mountain roses– The water from …

Noble Bamboo Tripod Incense Burner

  この君は  めでたきふしを  かさねつつ   末の世ながき  ためしなりけり 蓮月 Kono kimi wa/ medetaki fushi o/ kasane tsutusu Sue no yo nagaki/ tameshi nari keri …

Seashore Snow Tanzaku

  Seashore Snow Tanzaku 海己雪 たちかえり なにはすが々さ きてもミん 雪おもしろき あはちしま山 蓮月 umi yuki tachikaeri/naniwa sugagasa/kite momin/yuki omoshiroku/awajima yama          Rengetsu Seashore Snow Returning home In …

Pine Tree Scroll, Age 78

ゆく末の さちのとよはひを  二葉にて ちとせをまつぞ  めてたくりけり                蓮月七十八才    恵(え)も                             …