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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

two claps



By Issa, 1803 , age 41,living in Edo.
He used to go around his haiku friends in Bouso area.

On his trip in summer, he dropped into the shrine that was surrounded with
forest.
As Japanese custom, he prayed the god with two bows, two claps and
one bow.
In still forest the mountain cuckoo sang twice just like response to his two claps.

Fir tree is used as the God’s symbol pole, [onbashira 御柱]
The most famous one is in Suwa Shrine that is in Issa’s home,
Shinano area.

sakuo renku and renga


4 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

A truly aha moment for the haijin


much love
gillena

sakuo said...

I am very glade for your uderstanding.
Thank you, gillena san.

sakuo.

John McDonald said...

enjoyed all of these
john

sakuo said...

john san
Thank you very much for your comment.

sakuo.