Beneath white sleeves, one’s heart awakens, soft with dew. A sketchbook tribute to Hiroshige.

Pine tree branch and melting snow, Zurich, 2022
Crane and plum blossoms after Hiroshige, ink on paper, 2021

Thank you for reading another zen Monday. This was the final sketch in this three-part tribute to Hiroshige. Below a close-up on the crane’s head and…

Crane and plum blossom after Hiroshige (detail)

All three sheets side by side, with their respective zen Monday links.

Every Monday is zen Monday. Always a weekly dose of Japanese ink painting coupled with one photograph from my archives.