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Haipho for Kaze-no-Ryokosha

Posted in Exhibition, Haipho, Travel with tags , on May 19, 2020 by kibiakira

On Feb. 11, Tito and I attended a travellers’ luncheon party in Osaka held by 風の旅行社, at which there was a traveller’s fashion contest and a travel photo contest. There were about 35 attendees at the Silk Road restaurant in Juso, each allowed to enter just one ‘work’. Both of us entered a haipho to display in the impromptu exhibition. Tito’s (apparently using a photo taken by Kazue Gill in Nepal on 1 May 2019, the first day of Japan’s new imperial period) won 4th place. Here they are. Click on each one to enlarge.

Spring Turtle

Posted in Haipho, Spring with tags on April 26, 2020 by Tito


Shobudani Pond, Kyoto, 25.4.20

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Posted in Haipho, Winter, Workshopping with tags , on February 27, 2020 by Tito


Hirosawa Pond, Kyoto, 26.2.20

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The job of the thrush

Posted in Haipho, Winter with tags on February 9, 2020 by Tito

Yamaguni Jinja, Keihokucho, 9.2.20

At Ginza SIX

Posted in Haipho, Winter with tags on December 30, 2019 by Nori

.. yearend,

.. misting rain bleeds into

.. the rooftop garden

Hong Kong Black

Posted in Cirku, Haipho with tags on August 10, 2019 by Tito



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A cirku is a haiku laid out in the form of a circle (to be read clockwise). It should work as a poem from whichever of the three line-spaces you start.

Thus, (reading from the :00 position) ‘long before dawn / a pack of stray dogs / baying me on my way’, or (from the :17 position) ‘a pack of stray dogs / baying me on my way / long before dawn’, or again (from the :38 position) ‘baying me on my way / long before dawn / a pack of stray dogs’: each works. Whichever image comes last is emphasized.

The haiku was written 12 years ago as I night-climbed Lantau Peak (Fung Wong Shan), Hong Kong. The pack of stray dogs was scary, for I was alone, but I made myself think that they were actually cheering me on! I reached the summit (934m) as dawn broke over the South China Sea and took the photo there.


The Shimanto River Line

Posted in Haipho, Spring, Travel with tags on March 31, 2019 by Nori

a limpid stream runs
beside the unprofitable railway –
swelling of buds