February 16, 2011

Haiga 501 Yosa Buson haiku 11


Haiku by Yosa Buson. Artwork by myself.

Just returned from Tokyo trip. I met many people during the trip, but especisally momorable person was a textile dyer who specializes in Edo-Komon patterns. He is the 4th generation of the trade. He showed me his workshop, too. Edo-komon means small patterns popular during the Edo Period. I was just amazed to see all the intricate patterns carved out on the specual rice papers.
The patterns are dyed on to silk and eventually become kimono.

1 comment:

Alan Summers said...

Yes! The moon is often at the heart of the sky, even in daylight.

Alan
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