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New Book Examines Poetry and Japanese Culture

“The Country Where Turtles Cry: Climate and Poetry of Japan” (亀が鳴く国——日本の風土誌) by Susumu Nakanishi, translated by Aya Yuhki and edited by Bruce Allen, has been published by Kadokawa Shoten. An English translation of a masterpiece that deciphers the cultural characteristics of Japan, using waka, tanka, and haiku as clues. What is the Japanese aesthetic sense […]