HAIKU PRINTS

BUTTERFLY
BUTTERFLY

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

MOON WATCHERS
MOON WATCHERS

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

CROW
CROW

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

LITTLE SPARROW
LITTLE SPARROW

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

RAINBIRDS
RAINBIRDS

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

KOI
KOI

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

WINTER
WINTER

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

PRIEST
PRIEST

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

CRANES
CRANES

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

VALLEY
VALLEY

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

MEADOW
MEADOW

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

GEISHAS
GEISHAS

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

LIGHT
LIGHT

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

LANTERN
LANTERN

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

ROOSTER
ROOSTER

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

BLOSSOM
BLOSSOM

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

FIREFLY
FIREFLY

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

KITES
KITES

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

MOON
MOON

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

MOON
MOON

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

AUTUMN
AUTUMN

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

SCARECROW
SCARECROW

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

MUDDY
MUDDY

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

TREE
TREE

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

MOTHER
MOTHER

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

WATER
WATER

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