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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 …

Butterfly Painting and Poem by Otagaki Rengetsu

Butterfly

Ukarekite                               Sporting and sleeping Hana no no …

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 …

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 …