This past weekend, my friend and I attempted to summit Mount Chokai. After reaching the halfway point, the clouds engulfed us, and an intense rainstorm followed suit. Unfortunately, we had to turn around. I will have to attempt to hike Chokai sometime again soon.
As most of you know, I am a haiku lover and admire the master haiku poet, Matsuo Basho. Kisakata town, the last stop of Basho’s journey to the Deep North, is dotted with several historical points discussing his travels around the area. I try to imagine what it looked like before the 1804 earthquake that drastically changed the landscape. As I ate a delicious fig soft cream, I contemplated what life would have been like during the Edo period. Honestly, I think I would have enjoyed it. While I couldn’t finish my trek to the summit of Mount Chokai, the journey must continue, and the BES Adventurer will one day take the narrow road back to Kisakata!
Stone pillars abound
Remnants of seafaring life
dragon flies flutterEnglish Haiku by Dustin Clark
I hope you enjoyed following the BES Adventurer on the narrow road to Mount Chokai. Please check out my other posts or come back soon to see where the journey takes me next!
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