This is a collection of classic haiku written by master poets and rendered as visual art by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase.

Haiku is the Japanese poetic art of capturing a moment. Traditional Japanese Haiku are short 21 syllable poems in a 5-7-5 pattern. And for the Haiku poet,┬áthis is enough to capture life’s moments. These short poems, at the hand of a master, can truly touch us across the ages.

“It is said of the three most famous Haiku poets that Basho is the poet, Issa the conscience, and Buson the artist. I find myself going to Basho to look for the poetic moment, to Issa to comment on what is important and for perspective, and it is to Buson I go to for the art that is always before us in everyday life.”

Eri Takase

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