February 17, 2011
Haiga 502 Yosa Buson haiku 12
Haiku by Yosa Buson. Artwork by myself.
For this haiga, I could not find the original haiku in Japanese. If anyone know it, please let me know.
Whenever I make haiga of haiku written by Japanese haijin, I try to get the idea of the haiku, which appeals to people without Japanese cultural tradition. In this haiga, I drew a scene that is more of less universal because haiku is quite universal. There is no need to include Japanese scenery or things.
As you see in the comment section, Mark Brooks san was so kind to take trouble finding the Japanese orginal haiku. I am now showing you here the revised version. He even sent me an image so I was able to see which parts are hiragana, which are kanji, and which kanji (different kanji for the same sound). Japanese is so complicated....