Shinkichi Takahashi – Japanese Dadaist


DADAShinkichi Takahasi (1924).

Shinkichi Takahasi, the great pioneer of Japanese DADA, the only real Zen poet of note in modern Japanese literature. Here is one of his Dadaist poems:

dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish dish

ennui

passions crawling like a spider on the brow Don’t wipe dishes

with the rice colored apron, a woman with black nostrils

Humor is becoming sooty there too. Dissolve life in the water.

On a cooled stew pot weariness floats.

Smash dishes.

Smash dishes and then there will come out the echo of ennui.

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