The Art of Toshikado Hajiri

h1 November 3rd, 2016 by jules

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Last week over at Kirkus, I chatted here with David Jacboson about Are You an Echo? The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko, illustrated by Toshikado Hajiri and translated by Jacobson, Sally Ito, and Michiko Tsuboi (Chin Music Press, September 2016).

Since I always like to follow up these conversations with art, pictured here today are some illustrations from the book.


“… Setsuo wondered: Who was this poet?
She could understand the feelings of even the fish in the ocean!”

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“… Misuzu was a thoughtful child, and she had many questions. What does it feel like to be snow? What good is dirt? Where do stars go in the daytime?”
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“In the winter, she imagined the feelings of snowflakes outside. …”
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ARE YOU AN ECHO? THE LOST POETRY OF MISUZU KANEKO. Copyright © 2016 David Jacobson. Translations by Sally Ito and Michiko Tsuboi. Illustrations by Toshikado Hajiri. Published by Chin Music Press, Seattle, Washington. Illustrations used by permission of David Jacobson.

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