Join us for a very special BMA Speaks in the spirit of Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor.
In the death poem, or jisei, one’s reflection on death (one’s own usually, but also death in general) in the final moments of life could be especially meaningful, as it also constituted important observations about life. The poem was considered a gift to one’s loved ones, students, and friends. The tradition began with Zen monks, but was also popular among poets, whose poems were often just as solemn as those of monks, or could be entirely flippant and humorous.
All forms of poetry are welcome! If you are interested in performing, please contact Assistant Curator of Education Kristen Greenwood at email@example.com.