Ishizuchi mo nankin no hana mo ooi nari
the flower of a pumpkin
as well as Mt. Ishizuchi
is great in scale © Tomiyasu Fusei
the first male flower opens
golden sunshine in the field Kim M. Russell, 2017
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We are almost halfway through the Tan Renga Challenge month and our ‘hokku’ is by Tomiyasu Fusei (1885 – 1979), a contemporary of Shiki and a member of the Hototogisu Haiku Group and founder member of the Haiku Association of Tokyo University.