Kuniharu Shimizu (Japan)

Kuniharu Shimizu was born in Tenri, Nara, Japan, in 1949. He completed a BFA in painting from Univ. of Hawaii. Since 2000, he has collaborated with more than 250 haijin throughout the world to produce more than 1000 haiga. He is presently an advisor to World Haiku Association, and the judge of its monthly haiga contest. This photo of Kuni with Basho was taken some time ago when Kuni visited Hiraizumi, where Basho wrote haiku about the Golden Hall and warriors/summer grass. Kuni’s Blog website

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