Japan 2007 - spring

Tom at the haijin to

The "haijin to" (haiku poets memorial) gorinto (five-stone monument) at Rakushisha, in Arishiyama, Kyoto.

It is a monument dedicated to all haiku poets of the past, present, and future.

The "gorinto" is a traditoal form often found in graveyards representing the five elements - in Japanee thinking, earth, water, fire, wind, and heaven/void.

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