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Katsushika Hokusai.jpg Self Portrait

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tokitaro

 

Did your reflection

reveal what you would become

from your father’s shop?

 

Tawaraya Sori

 

Though you were still young,

your surimono paintings

were never brushed off.

 

Katsushika Hokusai

 

At the shogun’s court,

a blue curve transformed

by rooster claw prints.

 

Taito

 

Everyday people

catalogued in twelve volumes:

manga etehon.

 

Iitsu

 

A flirtatious hen

seeks to arouse the game cock.

His gaze is on us.

 

Gakyo  Rojin Manji  (tombstone)

 

‘Old Man Mad On Art’

Could five more years have produced

a finer artist?

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