A Day Trip to Nara

Shrines, temples, parks, deer and delicate ceramics in an ancient Japanese town Chrysanthemums’ scent – In the old town of Nara, Many ancient Buddhas. -Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) If I imagine cherry blossoms’ scent instead of chrysanthemums’ scent (we visited Nara in early spring after all), this poem by 17th century haiku master paints the picture … Read more