Sakuo Nakamura (Japan)
Sakuo Nakamura

Sakuo Nakamura is a man of frontier spirit. He graduated from university and worked at aluminum manufacturing company. In 1983 he changed his focus to work with high purity chemicals. Now, he is eagerly studying haiku to share and work together through the Internet. Sakuo is a talented artist who has created evocative haiga incorporating the haiku of Kobayashi Issa (early 1800’s) and Masajo Suzuki (mid 1900’s). His English translations for the Issa haiku are from Dr. David Lanoue. For Dr. Lanoue’s website on Issa see Haiku of Kobayashi Issa. Read about Issa’s life at Kobayashi Issa. Masajo’s haiku are translated by Lee Gurga and Emiko Miyashita. Masajo’s life story can be seen at Masajo Suzuki and Haiku of the Life and Love of Masajo Suzuki. For DailyHaiga, Sakuo has created paired haiga for each season, from the differing perspectives of Issa and Masajo. Sakuo posts his haiga on Everyday Issa.

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