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Basho - The old pond, a frog jumps in, the sound of water in Japanese is which is read furu ike ya kawazu tobikomu mizu no oto.
This is perhaps Matsuo Basho's most well known poem. For a great look at how differently this poem is translated see Matsuo Basho Frog Haiku (Thirty-one translations and one commentary). The translation we use here is by R. H. Blyth.
Note that we have used the shorted version of tobikomu. One can also use full form (read tobikomu) meaning "to jump in; to leap in; to plunge into; to dive in".
We want you to be as happy with the translation of "Basho - The old pond, a frog jumps in, the sound of water" as you are with Master Takase's beautiful art and so we have provided links to the independent dictionary Jeffrey's Japanese English Dictionary. Click on any of the links above to confirm the translation for yourself.
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For Tattoos: Immediately get your tattoo design - As soon as you order you will be given a link to get the design. There is no waiting!And we provide you with everything you need for the perfect Japanese tattoo including the line art (also called a stencil) that your tattoo artist will need to correctly ink the design. Just print the design and take it to your favorite tattoo artist. Getting the perfect Japanese Tattoo is now safe and easy!
We are also pleased to offer this design as an original work of art personally created by Master Takase when your order is placed. This beautiful work of art will be completed in about two days and shipped from Takase Studios from the beautiful state of Washington.
We have several options for unframed art and one framed option. Each is on handmade Japanese paper which we purchase directly from papermakers in Kochi Japan. This unique paper is perfect for Western-style framing and really brings out the beauty of the brush strokes.
And, along with the art on handmade Japanese paper, we also offer this design as a Japanese Scroll. These beautiful scrolls have silk borders and come ready to display. Truly a wonderful gift.
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