July 5, 2009


Haiku by Basho. From "Narrow Road to Oku"
In oldern days, travelers wore hats, and the travel companions wrote their names on their hats. When Sora, Basho's companion, parted, Basho erased Sora's name from his hat. In this haiga, I tried to symbolically represent the parting.
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Linda Brazeau said...

Beautiful illustration - looks like a mourning dove.


casa da poesia said...

"sangham saranam gacchami"...for you!

kuni_san said...

I do not understand "sangham saranam gacchami". Are they spanish?