September 15, 2011
Haiga 653 Hakusen Watanabe haiku 1
Haiku by Hakusen Watanabe (Japan). Artwork by myself.
Watanabe wrote many haiku relating to WW2. He wrote quite a few haiku that were viewed anti-war. Consequently, he was constantly under surveillance of the military police, and in fact imprisoned time to time.
I made this haiga for an anti-war haiku anthology that Dimitar Anakiev is putting together. I showed some on this blog in May, but somehow I fortgot to post this one. Since then, I made two more so I will post them this week.
In this haiku, "War" means the military police. It's an interpretation by a well known haijin, Tohta Kaneko.