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.


Alan Summers said...

Fabulous haiga, and great as a prompt for the NaHaiWriMo March writing exercises!


Devika said...

Yes, a very striking haiku and art, as always, brings the experience live :)


Gwilym Williams said...

Ah, the thunder of waterfalls - one of my favourite sounds! Thanks!

kuni_san said...

Thank you all for nice comments. I like this haiga a lot myself. This haiga reminds me of that fact that I am a Japanese after all.