Sunday, 18 December 2011

Karasu the Fiery Crow


So why have I called this one the fiery crow?
If you're looking it up ou have to look under FIRE NOT LONG TAILED BIRD.
Why? Cos there's No DOT stroke in the middle of the "head"!


This is a picture by Koson an early 20th century Japanese possibly inspired by a famous haiku by Basho the one about the crow in the withered branch. The OO of Karasu and WU is also the OO of OOlong - Black Dragon tea! Okay that's enuff crowing puns and corvid trivia!

Enjoy the pic and the flash card!