March 7, 2011
Haiga 532 Mizuhara Shuoshi haiku 1
Haiku by Mizuhara, Shuoshi. Artwork by myself. English translation by Mark Brooks.
Mark san sent to me this haiku the other day. I got intrigued and looked into the author, Shuoshi, who once was one of four key members of Hototogisu under Takahama Kyoshi. Shuoshi later left Hototogisu and formed a group called "Ashibi(staggerbsuh)".
This haiku reminded me of a painting done by Soichiro Tomioka, in which he painted a famous waterfall in Japan in a very simple manner. One of my favorite paintings. So, here in this haiga, I tried to create my own version of waterfall in a similar manner, emphasizing on the feel rather than the actual waterfall.