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Another Kiyotaki

Posted in Event report, Summer on August 11, 2009 by Tito

Sun up after rain,P1100105-

…. Grass sparkling

…….. Sweetly-scented –

………… Swift, the Hozu’s flow.  ……………………………… (Akira Kibi)

Aug 2 – the last day (as it turned out) of a very long rainy season. Together with several members of the NPO, People Together for Mt. Ogura, a number of Hailstones hiked down the Hozu Gorge on a narrow road fifteen metres or so above a river in spate.

たゆまなく流るる川の波泡も 無常なりやと保津川のたまふ ……. (高田幸男)

Unceasing, ever-changing / My current’s waves and swirls – / The Hozu River speaks. ….. (Yukio Takada)

After viewing from Ochiai the craggy north face and distant pine-clad summit of Mt. Ogura, we headed up the usually idyllic Kiyotaki Stream.

Ah, Kiyotaki – /As if you were the Amazon / Your deep roar! ……. (Tito) P1100078-

A picnic was shared on rocks by the torrent, and the ‘Coolest Place in Kyoto’ (breeze at a bridge over a cascade) was later enjoyed. Some trekked on through the forest to the nearest village to meet urgent needs.

.. hopping along the muddy hillside

.. the Englishman as a rabbit …

.. sunlight through leaves. …………. (Mari Kawaguchi) P1100097-

…….. Red round faces

…….. Line the Kiyotaki trail –

…….. August mushrooms ………….. (Richard D.)P1100099-

As Keiko dipped her toes, one nameless (brainless?) person

… went in for a swim!

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