Nagoshi

a shower of sparks
fireworks in the evening heat
purification
turning into falling leaves
flames leaping from a bonfire

Kim M. Russell, 18th June 2018

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My response to Carpe Diem #1455 half-year’s end festival (nagoshi)

Today’s classical kigo for summer ‘half-year’s end festival’ (nagoshi). Nagoshi is one of the 100.000 festivals which occur in Japan and is a kind of ‘end of summer’ festival, which lasts for three days. Omura Nagoshi Matsuri (Festival) is held on the evenings of August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Nagoshi is a shortening of ‘Nagoshi no Harae’ which translates to ‘summer purification rites.’

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