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Mt. Fuji Season Mandalas Contest

Mt. Fuji has been the inspiration of many classical Japanese Haiku for generations. Keeping with the spirit of the old and the new-  I have designed four sacred geometry mandalas using images of Mt. Fuji during the four respective seasons. The Mandalas are fractal portions of each Mt. Fuji image (every mandala portrays Mt. Fuji) and are purported to have healing and positive Kharmic effects when meditated upon. They are made according to specific proportional, numerical and geometrical dimensions.

Your task is to write a Haiku (any style and syllable count) inspired by each Mt. Fuji seasonal image/mandala. Though not absolutely required, I would try to make a seasonal reference (or inference) in your submitted Haiku corresponding to the respective season you choose.

I will then choose four submitted haiku that are best suited to each  Mt. Fuji Season Mandala.  Four Desktop Wallpapers will be designed around the winning Haiku and each Mt. Fuji Season Mandala. The Wallpapers will then be made available for download here.

The winning haiku and the authors' names will figure prominently into the design (as shown below- Basho wallpaper).

Please be sure to include your Name and/or Penname and  your email address along with your Haiku submission. I will announce the winners sometime on or after the cut-off date.

Depending on response I will try to make the cut off date for submissions around Dec. 25th, 2002

Contribute your Haiku to any season, as many times as you like.

 

Mt. Fuji Spring Mandala

 

Mt. Fuji Summer Mandala

 

Mt. Fuji Autumn Mandala

Mt. Fuji Winter Mandala

 

As an example of this Mt. Fuji Season Mandala series (and what the winnning wallpapers/haiku willl look like)  I've made a wallpaper and Mandala based on one of Basho's Mt. Fuji haiku  (exception: The winning Haiku will not appear in Japanese-  only English).

To download click on the appropriate size wallpaper link  then right click on the large image and save/set as wallpaper

Basho Mandala Wallpaper 1024x768

Basho Mandala Wallpaper 800x600

 

This image of Mt. Fuji was used to make the Basho Mandala.

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