The Sound of the Wind by dosankodebbie

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One of my favorite musical instruments is the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute). This etegami depicts a komuso, one of the wandering Zen Buddhist monks who used shakuhachi as a means of meditation. The accompanying words are a quote from a longer poem by Ikkyu, an eccentric 15th century Zen priest, poet, and shakuhachi player.

I am a professional Japanese-to-English translator and an Etegami artist. Etegami is a traditional Japanese folk art that combines thoughtful words with simple images painted on washi paper.

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  • davvi
    davviabout 3 years ago

    very good childhood story.the sond of the wind will never stop until we are alive.

  • Ron C. Moss
    Ron C. Mossabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful art and poetry. I have a shaka and can get a note but I have never learnt a tune. I have many recordings by riley lee…do you know of him?

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