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The KATANA Art of Nalu Miyamoto 3: Princess Tsuru

We continue with the Katana Papercutting Art of Nalu Miyamoto. Nalu shares with us – Princess Tsuru –  the third of her  series on Japanese princesses (some real and some mythical).

Katana Papercutting Art #3:
Princess Tsuru

NM: Princess Tsuru, her name means beautiful crane. She was born in the Sengoku (Warring states) period of Japan’s history. She fought with a bow and she was in action against an attack by the naval enemy, but when her fiance was killed in action she committed suicide by drowning like a beautiful crane. She was just 18 years old. And now, the people call her “Jeanne d’Arc of seto Japan. 

鶴姫

鶴姫は甲冑に身を包み水軍との戦に出陣する。
彼女の婚約者が戦死し、敵に囲まれた彼女は鶴が舞うように水に入り自決する。花盛り十六の時だった。鶴姫は、瀬戸内のジャンヌ・ダルクと呼ばれ今日にその名を残す。

“Princess Tsuru”
Katana Papercutting Art by NALU MIYAMOTO
Here is the third haiku that Sairi Yoshino, a poet-friend of Nalu, has especially written to accompany the artist’s Katana art:

I fly away
I call your name my dear
I hear only the sound of the bell

鈴の音に 君の名を呼び 翔び立たん

Haiku by Sairi Yoshino
俳句 吉野 彩里
English translation by Nalu Miyamoto

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