Night crows are cawing telling of the coming dawn, yet above the treetops here on the mountain no birds have come and gone, it is still quiet
Man’yōshū Book 7 Poem 1263
万葉集 第7巻 1263番歌
Man’yōshū (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves, or Collection of a Myriad Leaves) is Japan’s oldest collection of waka (or tanka) 31-syllable poems; compiled in the 7-8th centuries.
Calligrapher: Nagaishi Tamiko sensei (長石ﾀﾐｺ先生) – Calligraphy brushed in sōsho 草書a very cursive style of writing characters (sometimes referred to as grass writing [or hand or style])