Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Japanese Senryū labels

The full set

The sad girl who likes yellow candy
Senryū (川柳?, literally 'river willow') is a Japanese form of short poetry . Senryū tend to be about human weakness. Senryū are often cynical or darkly humorous.
Senryū is named after Edo period haikai poet Senryū Karai (柄井川柳, 1718-1790), whose collection Haifūyanagidaru (誹風柳多留?) launched the genre into the public consciousness.

Senryū is traditionally written with karumi, lightness. The ability to produce cynical and dark humor or irony out of common things or people, and the ability to laugh at oneself is karumi. (source: Wikipedia)

At the bar

The Shop keeper

The Baseball players

A rainy night

At the Tea Room

The Kitchen Moover

Taking the Bulldog out

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...