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Autumn 2005, vol 3 no 3


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Editor’s note: The English Translations of Sakuo Nakamura’s Haiga were provided by David Lanoue and are used with
his permission. Lanoue’s translations of Issa’s haiku can be found at “Haiku of Kobayashi Issa”
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Nakamura ~




Sakuo Nakamura was born c.1930. He is now living in retirement at Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan. His hobbies are painting, haiku, and billiards.

Of himself, he writes: "Everyday I receive English haiku of Issa, then translate it to Japanese. To make sure my image, I paint a picture and send it to David Lanoue's website:"

Nakamura's website may be found at http// (for Japanese) and (for English).


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