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Inspiring Artist of the day - Matsumoto Hoji

“Frog” by Matsumoto Hoji from a picture album, “Meika Gafu”, 1814

My all time favourite Japanese print by Matsumoto Hoji.

Those of you who know me, know I love an original print and that Japanese wood cuts are a favourite ...I also love a good poem and haiku are brilliant wee gems of literature.

The perfect illustration for one of the most famous haiku by Japanese poet Bashō, composed in 1681.

Furu ike ya kawazu tobikomu mizu no oto Old pond

frog jumped in

sound of water

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