This is a basho tree planted in memory of Basho's visit to Kisakata, Akita.
I wrote my haiku on this tree, which appeared on the Akita International Haiku Network.
basho no ki towa ni arishi ya nebu no hana
The basho tree
staying for good ―
the mimosa blossoms
Donald Keene wrote about why Basho's name was born in the preface of ' おくのほそ道(oku no
hosomichi) ', 'The Narrow Road to Oku'.
Please read a quoted part of his preface on our website: http://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/.
― Hidenori Hiruta