Matsuo Basho died on November 28, 1694.
According to the lunar calendar, the anniversary of his death fell on October 12 this year.
I visited the poet's statue in Akita, and planned to stay at home and reread his travel journal “The Narrow Road to the Deep North.”
Let me post two haiku I wrote then.
carpet Basho's feet
Basho zo ashimoto oou shimoba kana
hits the garden
Hatsu arare uiwa utsu oto ya Basho tomu
These two haiku appeared on the Asahi Haikuist Network by David McMurray on November 20.
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