Saturday, October 11, 2008

harvest moon

Issa  一茶
meigetsu ya yoko ni neru hito ogamu hito


David's Englsh

harvest moon--

some are stretched out

some praying

by Issa, 1821 .

Originally, I envisioned only two people in the scene: "next to the sleeping man/ a praying man." Shinji Ogawa, however, visualizes more people: "some are lying down/ some praying." Several people, not just two, would typically attend a traditional Japanese moon-gazing party.

sakuo haiga

At this time he has lost three babies, and his wife was pregnant fourth baby.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful Haiga Sakuo san ~

Unknown said...

Thank you narayanan san for your comment.