Sound Effects for Japanese Poetry
Here are recommended sites to download sound effects from nature appropriate for illustrating Japanese Nature poetry. Be sure also to download FREE Quicktime Player to play back the sounds later.
A great FREE sound editing program for wav and other sound effect files and for Mac OS X is Sound Studio 2.2.4 (for Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later), there's also a version for OS 9. Sound Studio was pre-loaded on my Mac when I purchased it some years ago, but Apple seems to have discontinued it, in favor of iTunes.
Or if you want to use iTunes (free download for mac or pc), or something similar, you can load a selection of sound effects in any order that sounds right and play them back one after the other looped. You can set up a shore scene, for instance, with gulls, creaking boats, flapping sails, small waves, and pounding surf. The sounds can be wonderfully, wonderfully inspirational.