Haiku Scrolls

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

We offer each scroll in several different fonts. Select the scroll and then select the Font you would like to see.

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