May 15, 2009

Haiga 210-Basho


Haiku by Basho Matsuo. From "Narrow Road to Oku"
One traditional way of the spiritual training in Japan is to stand under the water fall and being beaten by the falling water. This is practiced even today. For Basho, the trip to Oku meant a journey to search a breakthrough in the art of haiku, it was like a spritual training for him.
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4 comments:

bandit said...

the suggestion of moving water 'inside the falls". I like your interpretation.

Linda Brazeau said...

I love the haiku and the image - again beautifully done!

Linda

kuni_san said...

Thank you for the comments.
Basho spent almost 150 days to cover the entire journey, mostly on foot.

Sasav said...

How tender... like silk... I love it...