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!
How many, many things
They bring to mind--
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!
UK, private collection.