enden no yûgure to naru henro kana
to salt fields…
from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006
Fay’s Note: Seishi Yamaguchi (1901-1904). ‘Henro’ (pilgrim) is a spring kigo. People wearing sedge a sedge hat, carrying a special stick with a bell and a pannier on their backs, visit 88 places in Shikoku Area in Japan where it was believed that Kobo Daishi led an ascetic life.