Thursday, August 12, 2010

Haiku and Netsuke

'even the rabbit
droops one of her ears-
midsummer heat!'-akutagawa ryunosuke

-'in a new book from the british museum exploring the form's long tradition of focus on animals,
haiku from some of the greatest exponents-basho, buson and issa-sit alongside exquisite prints of the creatures they describe'-the guardian

image via the guardian via the trustees of the british museum

kawamura bunpo
rabbits (detail), circa 1807
from Handscroll of Japanese Subjects
ink and colours on paper

......rabbits, japanese...this reminds me......

edmund de waal's
the hare with amber eyes
a hidden inheritance
-centers around a collection of netsuke-

-scheduled to speak about his new book at the jewish museum in new york in september-

image here

1 comment:

  1. I didn' know Edmund De Waal, is very interesting. Just checked the website.His studio is amazing.