2 responses to “Beginning with Basho

  1. Thanks, Gabi for reminding us of this second ‘ishiyama no ishi …’ haiku, which Basho wrote at Natadera in Ishikawa Pref. on his Okunohosomichi journey (1689). The haiku I quote in my posting was written at Ishiyamadera in Shiga Pref. Basho must have been aware of his Natadera haiku when he composed the one about hail just over one year later. I’ve visited both temples, and they both have impressive expanses of outcropping rock. Twinned haiku, if ever there were.