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A monk dressed in Buddhist robes.

A monk dressed in Buddhist robes.

Calligraphy by Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481), Japanese Buddhist monk and poet. 一休宗純

Calligraphy by Ikkyu Sojun (1394-1481), Japanese Buddhist monk and poet. 一休宗純

Tale of the Genji- As Told on a Fan They are dressed in heian robes.

Tale of the Genji- As Told on a Fan They are dressed in heian robes.

A man and woman dressed in heian robes.

A man and woman dressed in heian robes.

https://flic.kr/p/nCE7MU  Men, women and girls dressed in heian robes.

https://flic.kr/p/nCE7MU Men, women and girls dressed in heian robes.

Japanese poem by The Monk Doin from Ogura 100 poems (early 13th century) "Though in deep distress / Through your cruel blow, / my life still is left to me / But I cannot keep my tears; / They break forth from my grief" 思ひわび さても命は あるものを 憂きに堪へぬは なみだなりけり (calligraphy by yopiko)

Japanese poem by The Monk Doin from Ogura 100 poems (early 13th century) "Though in deep distress / Through your cruel blow, / my life still is left to me / But I cannot keep my tears; / They break forth from my grief" 思ひわび さても命は あるものを 憂きに堪へぬは なみだなりけり (calligraphy by yopiko)

https://flic.kr/p/bYUozN | IMG_7586 Men and women dressed in heian robes.

https://flic.kr/p/bYUozN | IMG_7586 Men and women dressed in heian robes.

https://flic.kr/p/4jm3tj | There is poetry in children's games | Participants in the game of Karuta (かるた, from the Portuguese carta, "card") must quickly determine which one out of an array of cards placed in front of them is required and then to grab it before the opponent. Each of the cards contain the last two lines of a tanka, and they must identify which one suits with the verses readen aloud by the conductor.  Boys and girls dressed in heian robes.

https://flic.kr/p/4jm3tj | There is poetry in children's games | Participants in the game of Karuta (かるた, from the Portuguese carta, "card") must quickly determine which one out of an array of cards placed in front of them is required and then to grab it before the opponent. Each of the cards contain the last two lines of a tanka, and they must identify which one suits with the verses readen aloud by the conductor. Boys and girls dressed in heian robes.

Ball jointed dolls dressed in kariginu and furisode

Ball jointed dolls dressed in kariginu and furisode

A heian standing curtain.

A heian standing curtain.

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