The sparing grace of haiku poetry, nourished by the philosophy of nature and everyday wisdom, works wonders when combined with Yves Cotten’s light and lively feline characters, seemingly created in one deft movement and heightened by soft, transparent watercolour.
A lively tribute to this poetic genre and an appropriately skilful, sometimes gentle and humorous style which makes this work accessible to the widest public. The book presents forty haikus, each illustrated by one of Yves Cotten’s watercolours.
As an avid reader of haikus by the Japanese masters, Yves Cotten often chooses to illustrate them, and has thus swelled his library with more than two hundred drawings. In response to their online popularity, he has decided to bring around forty of them together in this book.
Key Sales Points
– The beautiful paper and carefully restrained layout and form of this book make it a pleasant object, as well a literary and artistic work.
– The gentle, pastel-hued illustrations are in perfect harmony with these short Japanese poems.
– A relaxing, poetic book about life and love.
– Adorable characters filled with life.