Welcome to Japan Poem

Welcome to the Japan Poem electronic greeting service a relationship management tool incorporating the elegance of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu Japanese court poetry, or 100 Poems by 100 Poets. Assembled in chronological order by the 13th century poet and critic Fujiwara no Sadaie (Teika), the Hyakunin Isshu poems have been the most influential poetry of Japanese culture for nearly 800 years. Taking the tanka form - five lines and 31 syllables arranged in 5, 7, 5, 7, 7 order, these poems nearly represent the exclusive poetic style of Japan since the earliest Imperial Court until the 17th century haiku style and have served as a primary resource for understanding Japanese antiquity.

Created by the same team as Joyo96, Japan Poem adds beautiful images and optional Java Applet illusions to create quality greetings. You may also add ancient Japanese Quicktime sounds to your message.

When you have selected your English translation "Style", Poet, Music, Art with or without Applet Snow or Applet Lake, and your Lake parameters if applicable, request a preview by clicking on "Show". When your greeting is satisfactory, enter a message and the required contact information. Its the perfect tool to make an announcement, deliver a heart felt message, or to keep your contacts up to date. Drag this into the tool bar above =>JapanPoem<= to ensure you can find this valuabe resource when needed.

Sponsored by The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power - "My research also disclosed the fact that one-fourth of the characters in general use in Japanese writing and printing occur in three-fourths of the most frequently occuring words in the spoken and written languages."