Karumi is the Japanese word for "lightness". The famous Japanese poet Basho used it to mean "the beauty of ordinary things spoken of in a simple way".
Nice picture. Captures the poem beautifully.
This is actually a picture I found of a "scholar's retreat" that was rebuilt for the Met Museum in NY. It doesn't do it justice though, because the actual environment is very low light to capture the feel of "moon viewing" that takes place on these porches irl. You would have loved it, which is what the last line refers to!
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