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Climb the Joyous Mountain

Pyramid Poetry

2019-10-02T23:03:19-07:00September 6th, 2019|Climb the Joyous Mountain|

Haiku, the Japanese 17-syllable poems, have become exceedingly popular in the West. Many translations (some in rhyme and some not) of Basho, Buson, Issa, and other poets have appeared. Frequently, Westerners have attempted to [...]

Wabi-Sabi

2019-08-13T12:29:53-07:00May 15th, 2019|Climb the Joyous Mountain|

To understand Japanese culture, one must know something of the wabi-sabi concept. The Japanese sense of beauty, unlike some of the elaborately embellished Chinese manifestations, usually relies on delicate understatement. What is left out [...]