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Lady Without Shoes


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My haiku accompanied with photographs.

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Lady Without Shoes

  1. 1. The Lady without shoes a collection of photo haiku by Kuniharu Shimizu
  2. 2. Copyright Certification I certify that the attached work is original and not copied in part or in whole from the work of another unless directly referenced by quotation with annotated source and/or with permission where necessary. This is an original work under my own copyright. No part of this work (The lady without shoes) may be reproduced in whole or in part by any means without express written permission from the author. Kuniharu Shimizu
  3. 3. About the Author Born in Tenri, Nara, Japan in 1949, Kuniharu Shimizu moved to Hawaii at the age of 15. He returned to Japan in 1972 upon receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Hawaii. Kuniharu continues to successfully pursue his creative efforts in the fine arts, which include graphic, editorial, and monument design as well as exhibition planning. • Artistic Awards include: The Purchase Award at Artist of Hawaii Exhibition (Purchased for the permanent collection of the Academy of Art in Honolulu); 1st Place in Ichiretu-kai Scholarship Foundation Logo Mark Contest; and 1st Place in Japan Toy Association Logo Mark Contest. • Haiku Awards include: Valentine Awards (2003 and 2004; Special Mention (Heron’s Nest); Second Prize in "Best of 2003"(Mainichi Daily News); Special Prize at the Mongolian Spring Festival Haiku Contest in Tokyo, April 2007; and Merit Based Scholarship Publishing through the Cole Foundation for The Arts in The Baker’s Dozen – Volume III. In 2000, Kuniharu Shimizu designed and continues to operate the website project See Haiku Here (link provided below). This is a world wide exhibition of Haiga (illustrated haiku) accomplished through the collaborative efforts of over 250 international haijin (haiku poets). By the end of 2006 the collections in this exhibition numbered a total of one thousand. Kuniharu Shimizu is currently the well-respected advisor to The World Haiku Association and Judge of the WHA Monthly Haiga Contest. Websites: • See Haiku Here Blog • The World Haiku Association
  4. 4. Haiku may be defined as a short Japanese poem (in the neighborhood of 17 syllables spanning one to three lines) that may embrace humankind, which is part of, rather than separate from, nature. Written outside of Japan, haiku may also utilize the language tools in which it is written. The term haiku is both singular and plural. Haibun is an ancient Japanese poetic form of journaling, which may include waka/tanka, hokku/haiku, or senryu along with narrative either before, after, or framing inner verse. This is a newly resurrected form that currently holds no strict rules regarding length or structure of narrative. As with haiku, the term haibun is both singular and plural. Haijin is the term used for Japanese poet, or one who writes Japanese poetry (either singular or plural and either male or female).
  5. 5. The Lady without shoes photo haiku conceived during LA ginko
  6. 6. Security check ― a lady without shoes waits for her turn (LA Airport) Little Tokyo, a throng of people lines up for fallen leaf-like meat (shabu-shabu restaurant) Almost admirable ― sprayed graffiti high above at an impossible place Neatly lined teeth and tanned faces, sun-kissed people grin