An anonymous donor has pledged $50,000 to match any donations to Densho of $1,000 or more. In addition, Densho co-founder, Scott Oki will send to donors a personalized note inscribed in a limited collector’s edition of the book, Nirvana, which contains 225 of Scott’s haiku, each beautifully written in calligraphy by one of the world’s leading graphic designers, Tim Girvin.

Nirvana by Scott Oki
Graphic designer and calligrapher Tim Girvin
Calligraphy by Tim Girvin

A selection of haikus from Nirvana:

Three smooth and stacked rocks
In the middle of a pond
Waves emanate. How?

Colors, even gold.
Rainbows, a fascination.
Double rainbow, wow!?

Mourning her baby
Orca whale’s baby death
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