May 16, 2011
Haiga 586 Kaneko Tohta haiku - pencil
Haiku by Kanako, Tohta. Artwork by myself.
I was born 4 years after WW2, so I do not have experience being in a war situation, let alone the air raid. Yet, Kaneko's sharpened pencil conveys the tense moments, which I can imagine, and from the imagination I made this haiga.
I do, however, have experience being affected by a big earthquake, the one occured 16 years ago in Kansai area of Japan. I saw a big city crumbled into pieces, felt tremendous shock. I imagined that being bombed meant probably the same.
Natural disaster is unavoidable, but destructions by human hands could be avoided, be they war, environment, human rights. I am hoping Dimitar Anakiev's anthology will result in a dent, however small, in the world.