The Forest Awakes: Landscape and Imagery of Japan

The Forest Awakes: Landscape and Imagery of Japan

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The Forest Awakes: Landscape and Imagery of Japan by Kenneth A. Thomas

A vivid, emotional trip throughout Japan is presented in this collection of haiku by author Kenneth Thomas with a Foreword written by Dr. Nakato Hiroshi, president of the Minneapolis Japanese School. In these three line, light verses you will be able to visualize Japan with fun, sensitive and intimate details of Japanese culture. The title is from one of the haiku presented within this collection that recalls that philosophical question, “If a tree falls…?” with an original zen-like touch.

The subtitle, “Landscape and Imagery” captures the themes as each title describes the topical, historical and sublime characteristics of the haiku the reader will encounter. The essence and influence of haiku masters, Basho and Issa can be seen in many of these verses as joy, sadness, and thoughtfulness are presented in this visual transit of Japan that will leave the reader enchanted.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148435679
Publisher: Kenzongs Music Publishing
Publication date: 08/13/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Kenneth Thomas, the author of this collection of haiku, is an educator, music researcher and author of numerous performance educational books and articles. Graduated from Moorhead State University, in Minnesota, Kenneth lived in Japan for more than twelve years where he was a teacher and performing musician. He studied Japanese language at Osaka Language Institute receiving his Japan national language certificate in 1993.

Kenneth was a member of the taiko group, IKAZUCHI, in Osaka and studied drum history and construction at Bando Taiko Factory, in Osaka, Japan. He studied wadaiko tradition, in Japan with taiko drummer and instructor, Sato Ryuji. Kenneth has had his haiku published in Japan by the “Mainichi Daily Newspaper” and in the U.S. in the literary magazine, “Red Weather,” published by Moorhead State University. He taught Japanese language at Harding High School, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He teaches Japanese language classes for the Community Education programs in Roseville and North St. Paul, MN. and is the teacher advisor for the Japanese Club at Roseville High School

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