Dolls Festival, or Girls´Day at Ojichan´s house. With all the Toyomasu cousins
Peter: 3 win, 3 losses. Number 19 (of 39) in the Junior Class:
Oscar: 4 win, 3 losses. Number 24 (out of 75) in the Senior Class:
Matsuo Basho is the great master of Japanese haiku poetry, and his three line poems are obligatory readings in schools all over the world. His most famous poem has been translated into English numerous times, and all the translations are even gathered in a boook. Not bar for a three line poems. A well known translation goes like this:
An old pond!
A frog jumps in-
The sound of water.
Matsuo Basho was born in Iga Ueno, a small village between the cities of Osaka and Nagoya. The village is also known for its Ninja Castle and an annual festival.
A haiku pavillon outside Ueno Castle Town:
The great master (statue at the Matsuo Basho Museum in Ueno Park, Iga Ueno: