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Born in 1910 in Hawaii to parents who had gone to work on its pineapple plantations, Oshiro didn't set foot in Japan until age 3, when he was sent to live with his grandparents to receive a Japanese education.

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wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 5:20 am
Shizukasa ya Stille...!
iwa ni shimi-iru Tief bohrt sich in den Fels
semi no koe Das Sirren der Zikaden...

Basho (Matsuo Munefusa, 1644-1694)

Stille the stillness -
in den Felsen dringend seeping into rock
Zikadenzirpen circada's screech (M.Ueda)

Guenter Wohlfahrt "Zen und Haiku" (reclam) ((a **highly recommendable** little booklet))


year's end, all
corners of this
floating world, swept. -- Basho


Sucht nicht nach den Spuren der Alten,
sucht wonach die Alten suchten ! -- Basho

( Don't look for the old ones' marks, look for what the old ones were looking for ! [my transl. from German (with apologies) ]


wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 5:25 am
oops, (sorry) the formatting didn't get through ...

Shizukasa ya / iwa ni shimi-iru / semi no koe
Stille...! / Tief bohrt sich in den Fels / Das Sirren der Zikaden...
Stille / in den Felsen dringend / Zikadenzirpen
the stillness / seeping into rock / circada's screech


Carmen S (611)
Thursday January 19, 2012, 12:14 pm
noted, thanks Naoko

Jim Richards (96)
Friday January 20, 2012, 11:26 pm
I agree 100%.thanks much!

KS Goh (0)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 12:42 am
Thanks for the article.

Andrea A (11)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 2:59 am
Noted, thanks.

Shirley H (49)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 3:30 pm
What an exceptional man.
Shirley H.

Anne K (139)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 6:37 pm
Thank you for this interesting article!

Elizabeth G (1)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 8:59 pm
"It's not art, it's just an expression of myself," he said. "Our mind is fantastic, it doesn't want to be oppressed. Let it be free."

so beautiful - the last quoted lines of this artist....

. (0)
Saturday January 21, 2012, 10:03 pm
Interesting... thanks...

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday January 22, 2012, 2:42 am
Thanks Naoko.
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