HAIKU PRINTS

BUTTERFLY
BUTTERFLY

"A fallen blossom is coming back to the branch. Look, a butterfly!." ~ MORITAKE

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MOON WATCHERS
MOON WATCHERS

"The clouds are giving these moon watchers a little break." ~ BASHO

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CROW
CROW

"On a bare branch A crow has settled Autumn dusk." ~BASHO

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LITTLE SPARROW
LITTLE SPARROW

"Oh ragged sparrow, we are without mothers, when we are lonely, we become brothers." ~ ISSA

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RAINBIRDS
RAINBIRDS

"After the shower... Spring - enchanted sparrow-folk chatter in the eaves." ~ UKO

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KOI
KOI

"Wisteria from a trellis hangs its harp over this platform where I watch these carp."

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WINTER
WINTER

"Here, I'm here - The snow falling." ~ ISSA

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PRIEST
PRIEST

"Holy noon duet... basso-snoring Priest... devout contralto cuckoo." ~ Shiki

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CRANES
CRANES

"In the New Year dawn solemn and deliberate tall cranes go marching" ~ Kiraku

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VALLEY
VALLEY

"Spring morning marvel... lovely nameless little hill on a sea of mist." ~ BASHO

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MEADOW
MEADOW

"Dancing: The fox treads among the pale narcissi In garden moonlight." ~ BUSON

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GEISHAS
GEISHAS

"Slanting their parasols against the blaze, They smiled politely, went their separate ways..." Rakuten

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LIGHT
LIGHT

"The inland sea at twilight, star by star, The lamps shine out on islands, near and far." ~ SHIKI

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LANTERN
LANTERN

"What pains I took to hang my lantern on The branch of cherry-blossom, where it shone!" ~ Shiki

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ROOSTER
ROOSTER

"The rooster, fighting, Spreading his ruff of feathers, Thinks he's a lion. ~ Kikaku

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BLOSSOM
BLOSSOM

"Led by his mother through a fragrant gloom, The blind child, too, enjoys the cherry bloom." ~ KIKAHU

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FIREFLY
FIREFLY

"Yellow firefly... Little lamp - flame that to the human touch is chill." ~ SHIKI

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KITES
KITES

"From the mountain pass see the sunlit castle town... flying New Year kites." ~ Taig

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MOON
MOON

"Crescent moon- bent to the shape of the cold." ~ ISSA

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MOON
MOON

"The grizzled warrior, too old to fight, Goes to the wineshop through the snow at night." ~ HAJIN

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AUTUMN
AUTUMN

"Crossing the autumn moor - I keep hearing someone behind me!" ~ BUSON

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SCARECROW
SCARECROW

"Ah, roadside scarecrow We've hardly started gabbing... And I have to go." ~ IZEN

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MUDDY
MUDDY

"Good morning, sparrow... writing on my clean veranda with your dewy feet." ~ Shiki

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TREE
TREE

"Here is the dark tree, denuded now of leafage... But a million stars." ~ SHIKI

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MOTHER
MOTHER

"The childless woman, How tender she is To the dolls!"

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WATER
WATER

"I scoop up the moon in my water bucket... and spilled it on the grass." ~ Ryuho

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