Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
Another day in haiku land (smiles). Or should I say 'another day in haiku world'? As I look at the contributors to Carpe Diem than they come from everywhere around the globe. It's a honor to host this daily haiku meme and to write an everyday post for you all, my dear friends. This month it's all about classical Japanese kigo and so sometimes you will read about things you didn't know I think. For example our prompt for today, Hamaguri (cherry stone clam) ... I hadn't heard about cherry stone clams, but it seems that hamaguri is a kind of clam, shell, that you can eat.
|Hamaguri (cherry stone clam)|
So today we are sharing haiku on Hamaguri (cherry stone clam). I have sought the Ineternet for some more information about Hamaguri and I found this on Wikipedia: The hamaguri also known as the common orient clam, scientific name Meretrix lusoria, is a species of saltwater clam, a marine bivalvemollusk in the family Veneridae, the Venus clams. This species occurs in Japan. It is commercially exploited for sushi, and its shells are traditionally used to make white go stones.
It's used, as you have read aboce, for Sushi, those wonderful little delicacies of Japan. And it's shells are used traditionally for the white Go stones.
delicious for it's taste -
the sweet memories of clams