February 19, 2011
Haiga 504 Yosa Buson haiku 14
Haiku by Yosa Buson. Artwork by myself.
Today's haiga is almost like a picutre book image. It is a little over-done for a haiga, but I guess a haiga artist can play around time to time.
In this haiku, Buson was a bit sick and dreamed about chasing the sickness away. Next morning he felt fine. Buson was not a monk like Basho, but I made his head bald just to make the drawing simple.
When I was a kid, I used to sleep under the mosquito net. In a tatami-matted room, there are hooks at the four corners of the room and the net is hook up to them so that the whole room becomes mosquito free. I liked sleeping in the net for it gave me a sense of being embraced. Almost all household had a few nets, but years past, and I do not see them anymore. I kind of miss it.
The other day when I was in Tokyo, I met a traditional Japanese dyer. Today, I happened to find his homepage. Here you can get some idea of what Edo Komon is.