December 12, 2010

Haiga 445 Masaoka Shiki haiku

Haiku by Masaoka Shiki.
There is a TV program on NHK station every sunday night. In tonight's episode, Shiki passes away.
Shiki-an, his residence in Tokyo, is faithfully reconstructed for the TV shooting, his specially made writing desk, small garden with cockscomb, and such.
The wire man in this haiga is Shiki himself, it represents his poor health condition. And his baseball cap (he is known as a guy who introduced baseball to Japan)