- 23 September 2023
This poem by Ryōkan was quoted by Alan Watts in one of his lectures; this was what originally motivated me to look for it in full and reproduce it here. The source of the painting is not related to Ryōkan.
- 18 July 2023
Although it might be a cliché by now, I’ve always been quite fond of ukiyo-e, the Japanese art of woodblock printing, and of course of Hokusai’s work. As for many, my earliest exposure to this type of art was Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa  and so it’s here for posterity.