I am finally going thru my DC pictures.
Four " Guardian of the West " figures
at the Smithsonian's Freer | Sackler
Museums of Asian Art
I has always enjoyed Japanese carvings
especially netsuke and inros and I loved
"A thicket of summer grass
Is all that remains
Of the dreams of ancient warriors."
"As if to say the land will prosper
With its Otomos-the mighty clan
Of warriors bearing quivers---
The bright moon shines."
1000 Poems from the Manyoshu