January 19, 2010
Kanhai by Hideki Ishikura: Kanhai is haiku-like form in Chinese poetry. Mr. Ishikura, a graduate of Tokyo University, and worked life long at NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), is an expert in kanhai. He enjoys his retirement writing kanhai. He is also a member of WHA, where I came to know him. I expressed to Ishikura-san my interest in kanhai as new challenge for my haiga. He then kindly introduced me to a young Chinese scholar in China. (http://gr.xjtu.edu.cn:8080/web/jinzhong). The scholar is willing to collaborate with me, so there will be more of kanhai-ga artworks here at my blog.
Ishikura-san's kanhai roughly means: Fantasy is, the soul playing in heaven but the body remains grounded