Posts Tagged ‘Hiraizumi’

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

matsuo-basho

Tweet Writing this from a somewhat dingy hotel in Mizusawa, Northern Japan. Two stories this trip – one on Iwate ironware and one on Sendai whisky. Bumped into Matsuo Basho yesterday, or rather his statue, at a temple in Hiraizumi. He penned a famous haiku in the town: “The summer’s grass / is all that’s […]