The painting received its name from my haiku it inspired, which won the First Prize in the Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku contest in 2004:
Monkey Year --
for the same reason
Sumi ink, Chinese chip colors, Shiki-shi rice paper (high quality paper). Bronze frame on the paper. Mounted. Framed looks like that: http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/origa/Monkeyframed.jpg
This painting made a cover for the haiku journal "Shinzounokodou" ("Heart beat") in June, 2004.