naviarhaiku497 – The gate shuts


The gate shuts
with a loud groan
The temple sleeps

(Tr. Alex Fyffe)

Hōsai graduated from the Tokyo Imperial University, where he studied law. He got off to a good start but decided to give up his home, family, and business to jump from one militant religion of Japan to the other.

Just like Taneda Santoka, Hōsai abandoned the traditional verse form of his time and mostly looked at the austere confines of his life for inspiration.

Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit

Deadline: 19th July 2023

Haiku by Hosai Ozaki

Picture by Julia Karl

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