Glossary
Haibun - a short prose piece with one or more haiku.

Haiga (hai = "playful," as in "haiku"; ga = "painting") is the artful combination of haiku and sumi-e. Classic haiga employ brush and black ink for both the haiku and the picture, and the two elements complement rather than illustrate each other.

Haiku - a genre a short poetry (17 syllables or less) that originated in Japan in the 16th century and has now become very popular poetic form in the world.

Sumi-e ("black-ink pictures") is a style of brush painting that originated in 13th-century Japan. Closely associated with Zen Buddhism and similar in concept to Japanese calligraphy, sumi-e relies on simplicity of thought, action, and form to create works of understated beauty.

Wabi-sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic. It is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional ...

Zenga - the word the Japanese use to describe painting and calligraphy by Zen monks from 1600 to the present.