名取川 – A Natorigawa Pilgrimage

31/01/2012

I visit an infamous river whose name is, over centuries of composition, frequented as utamakura in waka; whose fossilized trees from the dregs of its bed are sought after as relics of poetry; whose banks Basho did not visit, so wearily familiar they were by his time.

I can’t tell you how much I dug it yet.
The words will come later …
(Click here for the write up)

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