Basho’s stay in Kisakata, Akita (Part 3)

  According to『おくのほそ道』(Oku no Hosomichi), ‘The Narrow Road to Oku’ ‘  translated by Donald Keene, 松尾芭蕉( Matsuo Basho )(1644-1694) arrived at Kisakata on the evening of August 1, 1689, when a misty rain started to fall, obscuring Chokai Mountain. The next morning the weather cleared beautifully. When the morning sun rose in all its splendor, … Continue reading Basho’s stay in Kisakata, Akita (Part 3)

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Senryu by Suigetsu Hasegawa in Akita (2)

  On July 26, we received a comment on ‘What are Haiku, Senryu and Tanka?’ on our website from Magyar, an American poet, living in Cape Cod. He says in his comment as follows: there are so many opinions about haiku/senryu. - I tend to agree with the above, keeping my three lines minimal, and … Continue reading Senryu by Suigetsu Hasegawa in Akita (2)

Basho’s stay in Kisakata, Akita (Part 2)

  On September 4, we received a comment on “Basho’s stay in Kisakata, Akita ( Part 1) from Dr. Gabi Greve. She said in her comment, “lately I enjoy Basho and the Sake no Hosomichi in the following site : http://washokufood.blogspot.com/2009/08/sake-no-hosomichi.html. I wonder what Basho might have eaten at Kisakata.”  Dr. Gabi Greve is German … Continue reading Basho’s stay in Kisakata, Akita (Part 2)