Shiki liked painting very much. In his childhood he wanted to be a
painter.He said "Shasei (sketch,realism; This word is difficult to
translate . But no one can deny that the core of Shiki's haikus is Shasei.
For example R.H.Blyth translated it as the delineation of nature.) is quite
necessary to making reports and painting pictures.","I don't
want to paint skillfully".These simple paintings maybe express his
thought about Shasei.
landscape of a lighthouse
pumpkin in a pot
Niwamaezu-Gasan(in front of the garden)
flowers in a pot
a pot and palette
Otafuku(a plain woman) at Tori-no-ichi
a fishing toy
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