Monday, November 14, 2011

Karuizawa 軽井沢町 Nagano

By lonely roads
this lonely poet marches
into autumn dusk.
Matsuo Bashō (松尾 芭蕉, 1644 – November 28, 1694)

Autumn colours in Karuizawa (軽井沢町) Nagano ken, Japan.


  1. Beautiful, both poem and photograph. I know I sound crabby but some landscapes are so picture perfect, they look fake somehow. Lol how crazy is that?!

  2. I know what you mean and I worry for such picture perfect places. It just attracts the uncouth rich bumpkins hell bent on destroying it with "development". That usually means their own ugly houses.

    I wish I could read and understand Basho's Haiku in original Japanese.

  3. The poem is so touching and adds meaning to the photograph! I aspire to become a traveler and photographer someday :)