The KATANA Art of Nalu Miyamoto 4: Princess Shirayuki
We continue with the Katana Papercutting Art of Nalu Miyamoto. Nalu shares with us – Princess Shirayuki– the fourth of her series on Japanese princesses (some real and some mythical).
Katana Papercutting Art #4:
NM: Princess Shirayuki, who is also the incarnation of the dragon goddess, being bound by Yashagaike pond by one promise with village people about “striking the bell”.
If the village people forget to strike the bell, she would be able to meet her love the prince of Senyamine. One day, the villagers broke that promise, Princess Shirayuki transformed into a dragon goddess to see her love again.
This is the story of “Yasyagaike” from Japanese author Kyoka Izumi.
Here is the fourth haiku that Sairi Yoshino, a poet-friend of Nalu, has especially written to accompany the artist’s Katana art:
Dragons soar the heavenslovers lie at the bottom of the water Dyeing the water red
天翔る 二人の水底 朱に染め
Haiku by Sairi Yoshino
俳句 吉野 彩里
English translation by Nalu Miyamoto