scent of plum blossoms | Otagaki Rengetsu



Screen Shot 2019-08-30 at 9.33.40 AM.pngAmong her various creations, Rengetsu is perhaps best known for the exquisite vessels that she crafted for both the sencha and the chanoyu traditions of tea drinking. However, she also created a great number of bottles, flasks and cups for another beverage – sake. As with her other ceramics,  …


In the scent of plum blossoms
they do not even rest…
in the deepening night sky
crying and winging away
the wild geese of spring.

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