old fountain
almost within reach of
a blossoming cherry



Bashō's statue
by the Sumida river . . .
the flow of words



in the morning
more numerous than people
Higashi Chaya lanterns

*Higashi Chaya is the historic geisha district of Kanazawa famous for its old tea houses, little streets, museums and restaurants.



up the narrow road
towards Bashō's hut
Buson's grave

*Konpuku-ji is a temple in Kyoto, where Matsuo Basho stayed in the original residence in the 17th century, which was subsequently lost and then later rebuilt in the 18th century by the great painter and haiku poet, Buson. Buson's tomb and the one of his three disciples can be found near the small cottage.