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Come outside too by Tei-jo

haikuNakamura Tei-jo was one of the most prominent female poets within Ezu, Japan during the twentieth century. Her efforts to bring attention to women’s haiku writing via mass media with the journal Hototogisu. It was in this journal Tei-jo published her first collection of haiku and allowed her the experience necessary to advance to found her own magazine, Kazabana. Her admiration for and worship of Sugita Hisajo, documented in a series of letters, and travel with her husband, Shigeki Nakamura, provided ample inspiration for much of her work.


Come outside too
just to see
this spring moon