May 20, 2009

Haiga 215-Basho


Haiku by Basho Matsuo. From "Narrow Road to Oku"
Kanji for the rice field is "Ta", which looks like four squares put together as in the haiga.
I played with the shape of the kanji as well as with the musical notation.
Rice planters used to sing songs as they did the tedious work. Nowadays, sophisticated planting machines took the work, and what we hear is only their drone.
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4 comments:

RBroeker said...

Great interpretation, wonderful colours.

Best wishes
Ralf

Tumblewords: said...

Your style is perfect - Each one brings a new feel and so rightly matches the haiku. Wonderful, wonderful!

Sasav said...

I have no words. I should learn from you... and Basho... and I'll do. Thank you.

Alan Summers said...

Dear Kuni_san

Could you contact myself and Serge for some good news? ;-)

Alan
alan@withwords.org.uk
With Words.