Horror haiga – Matsuo Basho and the other haiku masters would turn in their graves! Click on the thumbnail to view fullsize. The were-nightingale haiga contains all four of the ‘four gentlemen’ revered by the suiboku masters, as the detail below shows. This was my first attempt at the crysanthemum. I’m really enjoying this Japanese brush painting phase. It makes a nice change from watching TV in the evenings.

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