Unfinished thoughts, endless possibilities

Into an old pond, a frog leaps. sound of the water ...
into an old pond
a frog leaps
sound of the water …

furu ike ya / kawazu tobikomu / mizu no oto

This is a haiku, which every Japanese knows and loves, by Japan’s most famous poet, Matsuo Bashō (1644 – 1694).

It almost sounds unfinished, but that is exactly the point. It does not lecture or bore you with details. Like an impressionist painting, it is a snapshot of reality in broad strokes, devoid of interpretation.

Which pond? Where? What happened after? Well, the possibilities are infinite. So, feel free to imagine.

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This post was written by collaboration and contributions of the staff at WAWAZA Japanese Traditional Beauty and Wellness based in Miyazaki, Japan.
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