From the beginning, Haigaonline's signature feature has been the Traditional Haiga section. Here we feature multimedia haiga by our team of resident staff artisans. Mary Rodning paints the image; Hiromi Inoue translates the haiku into Japanese, Shisen adds the calligraphy, and our resident musician Choshi, creates a musical setting for bamboo flute accompaniment. Finally, our co-editor Jasminka puts on the finishing touches by marrying each chosen haiku.

This issue's haiku was sent to us by Emily Romano. Click the thumbnail on the left to view the haiga.

And for a slideshow of all the lovely submissions we received, click the thumbnail on the right.

The next Haiku this Haiga contest will feature this painting by Mary. Click the thumbnail for an enlarged view and instructions.