Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
This month its all about kigo or seasonwords those wonderful words which give the scene in the haiku the time in which it was ... This month we are exploring classical and modern kigo for winter and today we will look at Kan-no-uchi (mid-winter).
A haiku by Buson, one of the "big five" in which "midwinter is mentioned:
gokurakuno chikamichi ikutsu kannebutsu
shortcuts to heaven
© Buson (Tr. unknown)
I think that in several countries these kind of activities in and around mid-winter are taking place, maybe in your country there is also a kind of tradition for mid-winter.
the sound of mid winter resonates
through the hills
The midwinter horn is very similar with the horn which is played in the Alps. Here is another video, but now it's an Alps horn.
This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until January 9th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our next episode, dawn, later on. For now ... have fun, be inspired and share your creativity with us all.