Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Pictures of 100 Japanese poems by 100 poets

Katsushika Hokusai illustrated 100 poems written by noble members (Emperors, princesses) and high functionaries at the Imperial courts between 800 and 1200 AC. The poems are about love, forbidden affairs, young age and old age (related to spring and autumn) and death, and represent the centre of the culture of Japan.

(via Mefi)

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