A delightful little painting of camellia flower with accompanying Zen haiku by the itinerant beggar monk Santoka.
Taneda Santoka is perhaps the most famous of the 20th century free-style haiku poets. He spent most of his life wandering, drinking, and writng haiku. In his last years, Santoka was a beggar-monk associated with the Soto Zen school. Mountain Tasting: Zen Haiku by Santoka (Weatherhill, 1980) by John Stevens discusses Santoka's life and haiku.