December 21, 2011

Haiga 717 Snowman haiku 3

Haiku by Winona Baker (Canada). Artwork by myself.
I went to a Japanese calligraphy show at a museum by the Todaiji Temple, where big Buddha statue is enshrined. The large calligaraphies were done by a 26-year-old lady with Down's syndrome. Very powerful works. Her mother is a calligraphy master and taught her challenged daughter the skill. Both of them were at the show, and we chatted a little.

The calligraher's name is Shoko Kanazawa.The kanji on the screen is "Hope".


Gwil W said...

Excellent and powerful.

Jessica Tremblay said...

Wow, this has got to be one of my favorite haiga. The darkness of the trees, graveyard, and then the little cutout of the snowman in the corner. Very powerful.

kuni_san said...

Thanks for comments.
Jessica san, you've got a very good website of kaeru, old pond and all