Haiku Japanese art and poetry notecard pack of 20

(5 each of 4 designs)


2 in stock

Purest of poems, a haiku contains in its 17 syllables a seasonal allusion as well as a distinct pause or shift. Cherry blossoms and swallows mean spring; red maple leaves and deer convey autumn. Nature and its ephemeral beauty—this is haiku. Japanese woodblock artists have often drawn their water from the same wells of creativity used by haiku poets. A pleasure boat on a moonlit lake, a dozing bird beside a turning leaf—it should surprise no one that Bashō, greatest of haiku poets, was an accomplished painter.

These cards feature haikus old and new, with prints from the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Each box contains 20 notecards and envelopes,  5 each of 4 design. Cards are blank inside. Card size 12.7 x 17.78 cm.



  • Dimensions: Box size: 13.65 x 18.73 x 3.81 cm, card size: 12.7 x 17.78 cm
  • Image details: Water Lilies, c. 1930s, by Nishimura Hodō
    Blue Birds at Night, early 20th century, by Watanabe Seitei (Shōtei)
    Monkey Bridge in Kai Province, #13 from Famous Views of the Sixty-Odd Provinces, 1853–1856, by Andō Hiroshige
    Spring Rain at Matsushima, 1936, by Tsuchiya Kōitsu20 blank notecards
  • Material: Card printed on recycled paper, paper envelope and card box