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You Cannot Buy Culture

Although Rengetsu was usually happy to brush calligraphy for her visitors, on one occasion she refused. A high-ranking official with a retinue …

Cups

In the fields, in the mountains, I was enthralled, so enthralled; On the way back home, The autumn moon accompanied me, Right …

The Middle Years

     After the forty-nine day mourning period for her father was completed, Rengetsu left Makuzu-an. She held no official position at …

Reference Books and Resources

English Books Lotus Moon: The Poetry of Rengetsu. John Stevens, White Pine Press, 2005. ISBN 1-893996-3-60 Black Robe, White Mist: Art of the Japanese …