July 12, 2009

Haiga 255-Basho

Haiku by Basho. From "Narrow Road to Oku"
I was in Tokyo for a couple of days. I had a little extra time there so I visited Kiyosumi district, where Basho's hut used to locate. The location is right by the Sumida River, and this is where Basho took a boat to begin his long journey to Oku.
Kiyosumi district now has a number of contemporary art galleries, including Tomio Koyama Gallery(http://www.tomiokoyamagallery.com/index/eng/frame.html).
Komiyama found artists like Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara.
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RBroeker said...


Best wishes

Gillena Cox said...

i saw some interesting bit of Sumida at this site

much love

kuni_san said...

Gillena san: Thanks for the link. I checked it out, and found interesting articles. I walked around the same area as mentioned in the articles.