Going through life with the lens cap off
Michael, before reading your haiku, I clicked on the photo and enlarged it, and projected myself inside the picture, as if I were walking along the path. My feeling immediately was "this place looks very familiar."Then I read the haiku. :) :)
Hi Kitty,Thanks! This is one of my favorite photos I took in Japan, during my first visit to the country since I left in 1998.
On a journey, ill:my dream goes wanderingover withered fields.The great Basho died four days after writing this poem in 1694 at the age of 51.
What a beautiful image of a pilgrim on the 88-temple path. It captures a sense of what the journey must have been like in a time before the tour buses.
Yes. Shikoku, specifically the route of the 88-temple pilgrimage, is my favorite place in Japan. And of all the photographs of Japan I've taken, this one ranks as one of my favorites. When I think of Japan, I think of this scene.
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