Shikoku Pilgrimage Haiku

Post date: Sep 13, 2020 5:47:9 AM

I’ve had my essay “The Weather-Beaten Jizō: Shikoku Pilgrimage Haiku by Shūji Niwano” on Graceguts for almost four years now, but never blogged about it. That was because I wanted to add a selection of photos and a map to the essay before announcing it. I’ve now made those additions and I’m pleased to point your browsers to this extensive new addition on my Essays page. These poems, originally translated in 2009, constitute the jisei or death haiku of Shūji Niwano, written while completing the Shikoku pilgrimage just before his tragic death.