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2008-04-14 17:15:41
Thanks for reminding me about Basho. I'll have to dig out "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" and read it again - haven't read it for years.
2008-04-14 12:39:41
The "ah!" presumably evoking Basho, the 17th-century poet who is regarded as having invented haiku in its modern form. He visited Matsushima on his extensive travels and was so taken by its beauty, he wrote one haiku along the lines of "Ah, Matsushima!..."
2008-04-14 12:21:49
A hand coloured period photo. A pity it was not left in its original black and white.