nanimokamo shitte oru nari kamadoneko
a cat in the kitchen stove
from ‘Haiku,’ a monthly haiku magazine, May 2016 Issue, Kabushiki Kaisha Kadokawa, Tokyo
Fay’s Note: Fusei Tomiyasu (1885-1979) ‘kamado neko’ (a cat (sleeping in the ash) of a kitchen stove) is a winter kigo. A wood (or straw) burning small stove was used to cook in a traditional Japanese household.