Haiku Animals - the exhibition catalogue from British Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Haiku Animals

Regular price £9.99

This charming book of haikus about animals pairs the poetic meditations of Japanese masters with exquisite illustrations from the British Museum Japanese collections. 

The book features works by the great 17th and 18th-century poets such as Bashō, Buson and Issa, as well as later works by contemporary writers and novelists. Artworks are drawn from throughout the ages of Japan's history and vary between woodblock prints, inks on paper or silk and pencil drawings. 

The poems are arranged according to the time of day and the book takes you on a meditative journey through a single day with a variety of animal companions.

This delightful book makes a great present for anyone interested in poetry, art and Japanese culture.

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  • Author: Mavis Pilbeam
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Date published: September 2010
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0714124612
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 16.0 cm