Archive for May, 2014

Painting Haiga Plates in Higashiyama

Posted in Event report, Haiga, Spring with tags on May 8, 2014 by Tito

Eiko and Akito in the foreground. Jiko at the topLawrence Jiko Barrow kindly opened his studio to Hailstone for a composition stroll (ginko) on Sun., 20 April, 2014. After lunch, we tried to paint, in underglaze colours onto preformed plates, something of what we had experienced. Each plate featured a haiku, some of which are given below.

KC4F0045The woods behind the studio rise steeply towards a hillcrest, on which stands the mausoleum of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, hardly a haiku figure! The fallen leaves were a mixture of the previous autumn’s (still unswept and undecayed) and the leaf-fall of the broadleaved evergreen trees and bamboos, which choose spring to shed. The dog, which belongs to Jiko’s landlord, is called ‘Charo’.photo 24
.
.
Easter Sunday —
the hailstone iron kettle
rusty

Jiko

Higashiyama —
Cherry petals on the trail
A dog is reluctant to walk

Tomoo

white fungus
has wound around the dead oak …
silence

……………. Mayumi Kawaharada

rustling fallen leaves
as we walk:
new spiralling ferns

……………. Akira Kibi

The dog confuses
My pen with a snack —
Spring woodland

……………. Tito

Circumambulating
The bamboo grove,
My father gently recalled

……………. Ursula Maierl

Absorbed in serenity
Leaves rustle, birds sing —
The warlord’s tomb!

……………. Eiko Mori

Hideyoshi’s tomb —
Nobody sweeps here
But the April wind

……………. Branko ManojlovicKC4F0054
photo 15KC4F0063

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.

.

.

.

.

.

 

Others participating: Peggy McMonagle, Akito Mori, John Dougill