East and West - A Collaboration of Painting and Lettering
of Isshi Iwata's art and poetry is a collaborative project with five different
swash of an Eastern inkbrush to the turn of a Western lettering pen, a unity
of collaborative energy is born.
Bette Norcross Wappner
Watercolors & Haiku
Isshi Iwata was born in 1932 in Ibaragi-ken.
He graduated from Ibaragi University, with a degree in Art Education.
Isshi san was a junior high school art teacher. He then worked as a department store manager. Now, after retiring, he is a consultant for different companies.
He has written haiku for a little over 10 years, and is a "Doujin" member of Kusanohana Haiku Kai, a school taught under Master Fujita Akegarasu, in Japan.
Our special thanks to Etsuko Yanagibori for introducing Isshi Iwata to Simply Haiku. Without her kind assistance in submitting his paintings, haiku, and acting as liason, this feature would not have been possible.