Japanese Literature Days
"Bell sound fades away, flower scents rise, and the evening falls."
Haiku of Basho
Japanese literature is an enigmatic and moving fascination.
It is about the finiteness of being in the face of beauty and love. The cherry blossoms, venerated and loved, are a symbol of the inevitable: That something is, but does not stay, fades away. What remains is mourning and silence about the passing. Like the haiku poet Basho, we set out on a journey, here the way to explore Japanese literature.