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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:32 am    Post subject: Japanese poetry pilgrimage photos
 
Iga-Ueno October 2011

Basho's birth house (芭蕉翁生家, Bashō-ō Seika)



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Basho's writing studio in the backyard of his family home



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Straw sandals hanging in Basho's writing studio



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:35 am    Post subject: Basho's Hometown Grave
 
Basho's hometown grave, Iga-Ueno



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Closer view



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:37 am    Post subject: MinoMushiAn - Bagworm Hermitage, Iga-Ueno
 
MinoMushiAn - Bagworm Hermitage, Iga-Ueno



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:39 am    Post subject: More Iga-Ueno photos
 
Basho Memorial Museum, Iga-Ueno, October 2011



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Haseiden poetry hall



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Basho figurine in the minshuku (B&B) where I stayed in Iga-Ueno



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:55 am    Post subject: Otsu area
 
Basho statue in Otsu, October 2011



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Genju-An - Illusory Abode

Gate to replica of GenjuAn



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Inside replica GenjuAn



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:57 am    Post subject: GichuJi, Zeze - Basho's Grave
 
GichuJi (Gichu temple) entrance, Zeze, October 2011



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Basho's grave



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:04 pm    Post subject: SaigyoAn at Yoshino, November 2011
 
Signpost to replica Saigyo-An (Saigyo's cottage), Yoshino



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Yuhi - haiku stone with Basho's poem about the kokeshimizu - spring



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Replica SaigyoAn - Saigyo's hermitage



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Replica statue of Saigyo



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:21 pm    Post subject: Rakushisha - House of Fallen Persimmons, Arashiyama, Kyoto
 
Rakushisha, Arashiyama, Kyoto, October 2011



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Rakushisha Gate



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Inside Rakushisha



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Kyorai's grave, near Rakushisha



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:57 pm    Post subject:
 
Wow...love them all!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:14 pm    Post subject:
 
Wonderful photos, Leanne! Now I feel like I've been there--thanks for posting them.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:32 am    Post subject:
 
This is magnificent Leanne!
How fortunate you were to see these important aspects of our most revered haiku writer.

Did you go on an organized trip or did you just work out where these sites were yourself.It seems like a specialised trip.

thanks so much for posting these.I'll be coming back to them many times.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:42 am    Post subject:
 
Ken, Jenny and Dawn, glad you enjoyed my photos. I have a lot more, as I've been fortunate to have spent a lot of time in Japan over the last 20 years.

Dawn, the trip I did in 2011 to these places was all organised on my own with the intention of a pilgrimage to Basho's hometown and grave. I think there are some organised trips following the Oku No Hoso Michi route, but that's all.

I lived in Japan for a year in 1999-2000 and two years 2006-2008, can speak and read a little of the language, and have been researching and planning my own trips in the country since 1994, mostly off the beaten track for western visitors.

I'll post some other photos from other trips over the coming days and weeks, including some from the Meguro International Haiku Circle gathering I attended in Tokyo in October 2013. Or maybe I'll set up an album on Photobucket and share that ... too many photos here will get unwieldy I think.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:48 pm    Post subject:
 
Very interesting, Leanne. Thanks for posting these!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:16 pm    Post subject:
 
Leanne,
So happy to have your photos and your comments here! Thanks for all the work, not only in making the trips, but managing photobucket as well! I really appreciated seeing all these places in your photos! What a treasure! You are in the right place with this thread! Many thanks for your posting.

Both times I was in Japan the emphasis was on tanka so I never got to these places. That makes me that much more grateful to have your photos! And they are very good! Thank you with a deep bow in your direction.

\o/ Jane
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 4:09 pm    Post subject:
 
So good of you to share these wonderful photos, Leanne.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:19 pm    Post subject:
 
What an experience it must have been for you, Leanne.
Wow!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:38 pm    Post subject:
 
Amazing, Leanne. I would so love to go to Japan.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:25 pm    Post subject:
 
Lovely, Leanne. thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 9:48 pm    Post subject:
 
so blue
Basho's little house...
photo finishing


Thank you for posting these, Leanne...Perhaps you can help Dawn post hers.
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