November 24, 2010

Haiga 428


Haiku by myself. Another tourism poster series. Influence of Japonism is evident in this poster.

"Baker's Dozen" is now in the hands of my friend in NYC. He will set aside some copies for the Tenri Cultural Institute's library, and then send the rest to me.

Artist, Hiro Yamagata's painting show is going on there at the gallery. Robert san of Simply Haiku requested me to write something about the show relating it to haiga, to which Hiro san gave me a go.

5 comments:

Devika said...

Beautiful, Kuni-san...beautiful painting too,

And this haiga -- speaks of True Buddhist value: "Like a lotus flower that grows out of the mud and blossoms above the muddy water surface, we can rise above our defilements and sufferings of life"

I have this quote on my computer screen...alongside the picture of a lotus pond :)

wishes,
devika

kuni_san said...

Yes, I am aware of Buddhist connotation in this haiku. I feel that what haiku says is something universal.
Presently though, I would like to dedicate this haiku to people in North Korea.

Devika said...

yes, Kuni-san - read the news a while ago -- timely dedication,

wishes,
devika

Poet in Residence said...

Yes, they seem to thrive in dark water. I suppose they will need care so they are not choked by weeds.

kuni_san said...

The haiku is dedicated to all people who suffer under any form of tyranny, like in N. Korea, and Cambodia.
Hope is the most precious food that enriches our life.