Haiga by an Elementary Schoolgirl in Akita (Part 1)

2009/10/24

桝田愛佳(Masuda Aikabegan painting haiga in her elementary school days.

In summer, 2008, her mother, 桝田純子(Masuda Junko), and David Ferron, an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Akita City, Akita, Japan, took up haiga by Masuda Aika as their haiga project.

We post their haiga project on the website, dividing it into three stages.

We hope that you will appreciate haiga by an elementary schoolgirl in Akita.

 

Ms. Masudas and Davids Haiga Project

 

わたしと俳画  Haiga and me

 秋田市立外旭川小学校 

Akita Municipal Sotoasahikawa Elementary School

 六年一組 Sixth grade, First class

 桝田愛佳 Masuda Aika

始めたきっかけ  Why did I start?

 母が知り合いの方に「うちの,愛佳は絵が好きなんですよ。」と,言ったら,その方が「私の母が,俳画を教えています。愛佳さんもやってみませんか?」と,おっしゃったそうです。

I heard that when my mom said to an acquaintance of hers, “My Aika likes paintings,” she replied, “My mother teaches haiga. Would like to try it?”

わたしはそれを聞いて、面白そうだなと、思っておけいこにいきました。

When I heard this I thought it sounded interesting, so I took some lessons.

北潟先生のこと  Ms. Kitagata

 北潟先生は、八十歳をすぎていても、お元気で、とても優しくおしえてくれる物知りな先生です。

Even though Ms. Kitagata is over eighty years old she is a very gentle teacher who knows a lot.

本名は「北潟幸枝」ですが、俳画で使う時は、「北潟枝穂」です。

Her real name is Kitagata Sachie, but when she makes haiga it is Kitagata Shiho.

愛佳俳画 006

愛佳俳画 008

愛佳俳画 007

愛佳俳画 009

せつせつと                  せつせつと

眼まで濡らして           めまでぬらして

髪洗ふ                        かみあらう

節子句                        せつこく

愛佳                           あいか

Frenziedly

Eyes get wet

When hair’s washed

愛佳俳画 010

マスカット                  マスカット

おいしく食べし           おいしくたべし

夜食後                        やしょくあと

愛佳                           あいか

Muscat grapes

Deliciously eaten

After dinner

愛佳俳画 011

愛佳                あいか

山の雲             やまのくも     

いけしまま      いけしまま

松立てにけり   まつたてにけり

章句                あきらく

Pine trees stood

In the mountain clouds      

Like arranged flowers

愛佳俳画 012

愛佳                           あいか

十五夜の                     じゅうごやの

雲のあそびて              くものあそびて

かぎりなし                  かぎりなし

夜半句                        やはんく

For fifteen nights

The clouds played

Endlessly

愛佳俳画 013

愛佳                あいか

冬に入る          ふゆにはいる

山国の紺          やまごくのこん

女学生             じょがくせい

Headed into winter

The mountain country’s dark blue

Schoolgirl

愛佳俳画 014

牡丹雪                        ぼたんゆき

地に近づきて              ちにちかづきて

迅く落つ                     はやくおつ

六林男句                     むりおく

愛佳                           あいか

十才                           じゅうさい

Large snowflakes

Come towards the ground

And swiftly fall

愛佳俳画 015

金銀の                        きんぎんの

紙ほどの幸                 かみほどのさち

クリスマス                  クリスマス

欣一句                        きんいちく

愛佳                           あいか

Gold and silver

Little joy-filled paper

At Christmas

(To  be continued)

 

 ― Posted by  Hidenori  Hiruta 

 

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8 Responses to “Haiga by an Elementary Schoolgirl in Akita (Part 1)”


  1. excellent I enjoyed this very much hiruta san

  2. Hiruta Says:

    thank you for a nice comment mcdonald san

  3. lesliepaints Says:

    Beautiful. Thank-you for introducing me to haiga. Very talented little girl!

  4. Hiruta Says:

    Thank you for a nice comment, Leslie San.

  5. Ikiru Says:

    Delightful! I’m looking forward to more…

    ~josh

  6. Hiruta Says:

    Thank you for a nice comment, Joshua San.
    Haiga, Part 2, appears on November 7 (Saturday).
    Please look forward to…

    -Hidenori

  7. Peter Hook Says:

    幸福を こうふくを

    祈る本堂 いのるほんどう

    冬日さす ふゆびさす

    Praying for happiness

    In the main hall

    Light shines through the window

    or: “Piercing winter light”?

  8. Hiruta Says:

    Peter Hook-san,
    thank you very much for your nice suggestion.
    In this case,those praying for happiness seem to be in unhappy conditions or rather uneasy ones, so “Piercing winter light” is better as the third line. It matches those conditions.

    With my best regards.
    Hidenori Hiruta

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