This Branch was carved from the African wild boar tusk, 12 cm, stained with Walnut ink, the Japanese characters were done with burning needle! :) The haiku can be translated so: Samazama no... Myriads of things past Koto omoidasu... Are brought to my mind - Sakura kana... These cherry blossoms! or so: How many, many things They bring to mind-- Cherry blossoms! Tatiana Nikolova and her friend, Tomoko Watanabe (the teacher of Japanese language and Literature) helped me a lot with the final design and searching this Haiku, with Japanese language and the grammar rules! I thank them both very much! 2008. China, the private collection.