Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Welcome at the last episode of our Third anniversary month. It was really a joy to make this month for you all and I really had a festive feeling this month. I thank you all for being part of our Carpe Diem Haiku Family and I hope to celebrate our fourth anniversary, October next year, with you all. I am looking forward to another nice year of wonderful themes and prompts.
Today I published our new prompt-list for November 2015. next month we will return to the Altia Mountains in the way of the shaman reading The Zahir by Paulo Coelho and visiting the Altai Mountains and its spiritual power.
Next Sunday I will have finally time to look at our "peace of mind" kukai and than I hope to publish the results and announce the winner and the runner up.
Okay ... back to our prompt for today. Today we are visiting the Kasuga Wakamiya Festival. Let me tell you a little bit more about this Japanese festival.
|Credits: Kasuga Wakamiya Festival|
This is an annual festival held in Wakamiya Shrine, branch of Kasuga Grand Shrine. It is said that Tadamichi Fujiwara, Kampaku (Chief Advisor of Emperor), started this festival to pray for bumper crops on Sept.17 in the 2nd year of Hoen (1136) in the late Heian era.
|Credits: Kasuga Wakamiya Shrine|
three years of haiku
celebrated here and now
with laughter and tears
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until November 2nd at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, our first episode of November, frosted grass, later on. Have fun!