day mist 1821
day mist--the census taker reckons itabout seven miles
hiru kiri ya monomi hakari te sanri hodo
昼霧や 物見測りて 三里程
kasumu hi ya shûban [oshi] ni san ri hodo
On one day of silent and peacefull Spring Issa walked to a temple for stamping seal that prove himself as Buddhist of Jyoudo-syu.It was like in dream as he was strolling in the day mist.
59 years old. on January his second son died on his mother's back. on April his wife got sick of gout. At Zenkou-ji , the biggest Temple of Jyoudo Buddhist, his haiku board was displayed. His effort has been admitted in the area of north Sinano province.
Issa haiku website