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A White Tea Bowl : 100 Haiku from 100 Years of Life - Mitsu Suzuki

A White Tea Bowl

100 Haiku from 100 Years of Life

By: Mitsu Suzuki, Kate McCandless (Translator), Norman Fischer (Introduction by), Kazuaki Tanahashi (Editor)


Published: 10th August 2008
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Mitsu Suzuki is the widow of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the Zen monk who founded the San Francisco Zen Center and helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States. A White Tea Bowl is a selection of her poems, written after her return to Japan in 1993. These 100 haiku were chosen by editor Kazuaki Tanahashi and translated by Zen teacher Kate McCandless to celebrate Mitsu's 100th birthday on April 27, 2014. The introduction by Zen poet and priest Norman Fischer describes with loving detail a meeting with Mitsu at Rinso-in temple in 2010, considers the formative impact of war in Japan and social upheaval in America on her life, and places her poetry in the evolution of haiku as an international form.

Introduction by Norman Fischer Part I: Haikus Temple Bells A Widow's Life Three Generations Peach Blossoms Open No Limit to Kindness Part II: Pickles and Tea Reb Anderson Victoria Austin Ed Brown Peter Coyote Yvonne Rand Paul Rosenblum Mary Watson Afterword by Kate McCandless Acknowledgments by Kazuaki Tanahashi Endnotes

ISBN: 9781930485358
ISBN-10: 1930485352
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 10th August 2008
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.18