Waka:Japaneseand Peace Poem


Takeo R.M. Nakagawa

This letter is concerned with Waka, which is 31 syllablespoem in Japan. The rules and the way how to appreciate it has been introduced and discussed. It is realized that Waka is a short literal sculpture based on pointillism, and filling enormous amount of contentsregarding emotion and scenery. It is suggested that Waka could contribute to create peaceful world, which is entangled at present


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