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Traditional Haiga

From the beginning, Haigaonline's signature feature has been the Traditional Haiga section. Here we feature multimedia haiga by our resident staff. Mary Rodning paints the image; Hiromi Inoue translates the haiku into Japanese and arranges the calligraphy; Seiso creates a musical setting for bamboo flute, and finally Jasminka puts on the finishing touches by marrying calligraphy to image.

This issue marks the return of a longtime favorite feature, "Haiku This Haiga". In the Spring 2017 issue we offered you two sumi-e doodles by Mary, with an offer to poem them. I enjoyed every one of the submissions this time. The abstract nature of the doodles inspired a wide range of responses and led me to see and feel things in the images that I would not have realized were there. Bravo to everyone who submitted!

With that, I'm Anthony Q. Rabang's haiku has been selected for Doodle #1; Sandi Pray's for Doodle #2.

We'd also like to welcome Seiso's colleague Aaron Shragge as guest artist to the presentations. A musician whose wide experience ranges from jazz trumpet to shakuhachi, Aaron has created an evocative musical setting for Sandi's haiga.

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Doodle #1:

Click on the thumbnail for Anthony's winning haiku,
and click here for the full set of submissions for this doodle.

 

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Doodle #2:

Click on the thumbnail for Sandi' winning haiku,
and click here for the full set of submissions for this doodle.

 

Mary has also given us a new doodle to poem for the Spring 2018 issue. The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2017. For full instructions, see our Submissions page.

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