Thursday, November 10, 2005
Red Gate !
On 04th November I visited Tone-mati where once
Issa frequently visited for haiku meeting.
The town is along the Tone River.
There are many monument of Issa in the town.
One of them is Haiku memorial stone that stand
at the gate of the Temple Raiken-Ji that was authorized to paint Red Color at gate.
Red color painted on gate was monopolized by the Great Tycoon.
Issa’s haiku at the red gate.
akamon ya omezu okusezu hototogisu
the red gate---
not being nervous and afraid
After seeing the Issa’s haiku stone, I went up to the altar that is higer than the red gate.
I could look over wider view from the place.
akino yuhi akamon koete tone nagamu
over the Red gate
watching Tone river