“Kitou, 1741-1789, was a son of Kihei, a friend of Buson, and also a pupil of Hajin. Kitou’s father died when he was twenty, and Kitou began to learn haikai from Taigi. He became Buson’s pupil ten years later, just when Buson had settled down in Kyoto. Kitou was a great lover of Kikaku, but followed Buson in his directness. He was part author of Buson’s Shichibushu. Kitou was all his life fond of drinking, like Taigi, though be became a monk in his later years”
Blythe, History of Haiku Vol 1, page 309
The influence of Buson is apparent in this poem. Blythe comments that there is “a sense of hardness” which I have tried to capture in this work. The crimson sky, the setting sun, and the world about to be flooded with color. And after all this drama of color, will come the calm of a cool autumn evening.
irihi no ato wa
aki no kure
Floods the world with crimson,
Then, an evening of Autumn
This translation is from Blythe, History of Haiku Vol 1, page 313. There Blythe challenges us with this comment on the poem “Colour changes to the colourless. Which is the real world? Or is it just an alternation of one thing and another? People answer according to their temperament, – but what is the real answer?”
This original work by Master Takase is on a gallery wrap canvas (it does not require framing) and arrives ready to display.
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