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Friday, October 26, 2007

midwinter bathing



小林 一茶.寒垢離や首のあたりの水の月
kangori ya kubi no atari no mizu no tsuki

David’s English
midwinter bathing--
his head, the moon
in the water

During the midwinter purification ceremony, a bather's bald head takes the place of the moon in the water.

visit http://cat.xula.edu/issa/


Gabi’s information.
Read more about the winter ascetic practices of Japan
http://wkdfestivalsaijiki.blogspot.com/2007/10/winter-ascetic-practises.html >

4 comments:

John McDonald said...

I love the yellow and black tension of this sakuo san very good
john

Tikkis said...

Sakyo-san: Thanks for the link. Also this Issa and your picture are fine.
Your blog is one of my favorites.

sakuo said...

Thank you John san for your warm compliment that is always helpful for my advance.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

tikkis san thank you for your making link.
I will soon visit your site to see it.

sakuo.