September 17, 2011
Haiga 655 Hakusen Watanabe haiku 3
Haiku by Hakusen Watanabe (Japan). Artwork by myself.
Years of war in China led to WW2. For many years Japan was under war mode, or riding on a train called the war express, and finally the Atomic bombs brought the train to the terminal. Watanabe wrote this haiku two years after the end of the wars.
What teachers taught to children, what people were made to believe, all these changed dramatically over night. Everything seemed to have just dissipated with enormous plume of Atomic smoke. What remained was a void in people's mind, suddenly there was no more rail to run on.