kotoshi-dake masugu ni asahi nobori keri

“Newborn bamboo -
straight up the morning sun

You’re alive – rejoice!

Drawn during and between Japanese classes, also at home.
My second attempt in Japanese calligraphy…
black ballpen, ink and brush on A4 copy paper
Inspired by Kobayashi Issa’s haiku.


bamboo, calligraphy, haiku, japanese, tree, wies?aw borkowski

Wieslaw Borkowski, Polish, born 1989. Majored in Chinese studies, student of China Academy of Fine Arts, department of traditional Chinese painting.

Member of local artists society and Polish Society of Traditional Wushu and Chinese Culture.

Creating in many different styles. Doing commission works, calligraphy and Chinese painting live displays.

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  • mustash
    mustashabout 5 years ago

    I can feel Japanese spirit.
    Good job.

  • scottsphotos
    scottsphotosabout 5 years ago

    this is great, what does the script mean? what does it translate to?

  • This haiku translates to:
    “Newborn bamboo -
    straight up the morning sun

    – Wieslaw Borkowski

  • eleni dreamel
    eleni dreamelabout 5 years ago


  • ArtPhotoCollide
    ArtPhotoCollideabout 5 years ago

    this is great work… i love bamboo :)

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work, congrats on the homepage feature!

  • janewiebenga
    janewiebengaabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful artwork. Conratulations on having your work featured on the homepage. : ) ????

  • tetsuya
    tetsuyaabout 5 years ago

    very excellent work!!

    the words are beautiful!!

  • Hena Tayeb
    Hena Tayebabout 5 years ago

    wonderful work. congrats on making the homepage

  • Wow, it’s my first time !
    Thanks :)

    – Wieslaw Borkowski

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonabout 5 years ago

    congratulations on the feature…. looks beautiful on the homepage… : )

  • Thank You very much, I didn’t expect that… :D

    – Wieslaw Borkowski

  • ViktoryiaN
    ViktoryiaNabout 5 years ago

    Elelgant and beautiful!

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