永き日や衛門三郎浄瑠璃寺      子規

 

nagaki hi ya

emon saburo

jōruriji

 

lengthening days
Emon Saburo
Jōruriji Temple

 

Season word: lengthening days(日永 hinaga), spring

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1896, at age 29. Born

in Matsuyama, Shiki is credited with making haiku a

respected literary form.

 

*Jōruriji Temple is the 46th of the Shikoku 88 pilgrimage temples. According to local legend, Emon Saburo was the first pilgrim.