you studied poems, koto
what do you wish for?
calligraphy inks poems
sad life confined by beauty
tanka by M. Nakazato LaFreniere
I added about 1/3 blank area for my poem but the rest of it is an Utamaro print. My apologies to those who love Utamaro.
The original of the ukiyo-e above is by Kitagawa Utamaro from his 高名美人六家撰 (Famous Beauties from 6 Best Houses) series. At the time it was illegal to have Continue reading Tanka : letter