Mountain Tasting

Mountain Tasting

Companions for the Journey

by Santoka Taneda

Translated by John Stevens

Published by: White Pine Press

160 Pages, 5.00 x 7.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781935210993
  • Published: June 2015


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