Audio haiku with stones

モノケイロケモノ展 MONOKEIROKEMONO, a multi-media 3-man exhibition evoking the spirit of things, opened at the Tokyo Gallery http://www.tokyo-gallery.com/ in Ginza yesterday. Hailstone Stephen is contributing audio haiku with ‘live stones’ (生け石). The other two artists are Takahiro Kondo (ceramic/glass) and Hiroshi Onishi (computer images). Nobuyuki and Shigeko Yuasa came to the opening on Jan. 15 , at which Stephen read haiku and a haibun piece about stones. The exhibition is free, and open 11-7  (11-5 Sat.) through Feb. 12. Closed on Suns., Mons. and Feb. 11. Two of the audio haiku to be heard in the gallery are:

石に詩を題して過ぐる枯野かな (蕪村)

Composing a poem / about a stone, / then walking on / across the winter moor  (Buson)

大岩双つ8の字にめぐれば遠雷 (ティートー)

Walking a figure of eight / around two boulders – / distant thunder  (Tito)

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4 Responses to “Audio haiku with stones”

  1. david mccullough Says:

    stone me!

  2. A lucky stone, I am!
    I’m going to Tokyo on the 28th with one night stay.
    Looking forward to the exhibition.

  3. Richard Donovan Says:

    Would very much like to have attended.

    Tito, regarding your haiku — I like how the Japanese version is bookended by kanji of natural phenomena (boulders and thunder), like two awesome, numinous pillars, and I think it would be interesting to adjust the English syntax to reflect this, as it places the mutable, whimsical human action in their immutable, implacable midst:

    around two boulders / walking a figure of eight — / distant thunder

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