The image is part of the KaDo banner painted by Heather A. MacDonald, a brush artist who teaches at the Ottawa School of Art. Heather has been a haiku poet with Kado for several years. She’s always been generous with her artwork for haiku purposes. She has donated her work for the past three Haiku Canada Anthologies to use on the anthology covers, and has allowed work to be used for some of our annual KaDo broadsheets. We like to hang the banner wherever we hold our KaDo meetings. Thank you Terry for starting this tradition!
The colourful cranes threaded beside the banner are from a haiku event at the Ottawa Folk Festival the year in which the festival’s focus was on Japan, its music, art, and literary culture.