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Watercolours, haiku and tanka: three souls, one spirit.

This precious book dedicated to Japan is a collection of watercolours, haiku (short poems of seventeen syllables) and tanka (poems of thirty-one syllables): poetic snapshots of great charm and inspiration, where writing and painting are mixed together with originality and refinement.

Haiku and tanka – strictly without punctuation – are accompanied by watercolour paintings by the Author. Verses and brushstrokes blend harmoniously: poetry allows us to grasp – in a single glance – the immediate relationship with the beauty and magic of Japan, while painting concentrates in itself all the power of enchantment and of the world around us.

Floriana Porta is a Turin-born poet and painter. She has published several books and has taken part in numerous exhibitions.