December 5, 2011
Haiga 705 Kikko Yokoyama haiku
Haiku by Kikko Yokoyama (Japan). Artwork by myself.
Here and there on the web, there were mentioning of roadside haiku traffic sign. It is a nice collaboration of haiku-like message and artwork.
I sent an email of praise to the NY artist, John Morse, and informed him that there is a genre called haiga. I got reply back from him.
Pictographs for direction and loacation are ubiquitous in our life, namely the toilet sign. They are simple and convey message visually so everybody can understand. If haiku is put together with them, they may make a haiga.
This haiga here is using pictograph for emergency exit, which you find everywhere in Japan.