Mountain Tasting

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Pub Date: 06/02/2015

Pages: 160

Trim: 5 x 7

Publisher: White Pine Press

Imprint: White Pine Press

ISBN 13: 9781935210993

ISBN 10: 1935210998

Price: $16.00 / $20.99 CAN

Category: POETRY / Asian / Japanese

Mountain Tasting

By Santoka Taneda, John Stevens

Price: $16.00



About the Book

Mountain Tasting gathers a wide cross section of haiku and a selection of the diaries of the wandering Japanese poet, Santoka (1882-1940). Santoka lived his life in the long zen hermit wandering poetic tradition of Japan that includes Basho, Ryokan and Saigyo. His zen practice was that of solitary walking and begging. The open road was to become both his

About the Book

Days I don’t enjoy: Any day I don’t walk, drink sake, and compose haiku


John Stevens has written many books on Japan’s martial, sacred, and erotic ways—including the seminal study Lust for Enlightenment: Buddhism and Sex—and is a respected authority on Esoteric Japanese culture. He lived in Japan for thirty-five years, where he was a Professor of Buddhist Studies and an Aikido Instructor at Tohoku Fukushi University.