It has already been five years since I visited Poznań, Poland and was allowed to participate in a calligraphy exhibition, being very worried about my mother who must be waiting for me in an institute for the elderly. I got precious friends there who have been giving me warm and strong friendship even now, which is something like a “dream friendship” without a sense of reality.
This is my gift to the Polish couple who were so kind to me and took very good care of me on the occasion of a calligraphy exhibition held in Poznan, Poland in November 2017. The left has “blessing” because I learned it was the meaning of the wife’s name. The right has a haiku, the husband’s favorite one by the famous haiku poet, Matsuo Basho (松尾芭蕉). And here, I would like to add some remarks that I wrote the letter for autumn “秋” in an unusual manner, that is, putting the left part and the right part reversed, which is no mistake but another variation of the letter. I just like the letter this way. There is far more flexibility about the Chinese characters than people usually expect.