Tan Renga with Taneda Santoka

Shinano Province, The Moon Reflected in the Sarashina Paddy-fields


autumn heat

my begging bowl

is full of rice

©️Taneda Santoka (1882-1940), translated by John Stevens

a feast for Tsukimi

now moonlight floods the fields

©️2018 Ontheland

Tsukimi means ‘moon viewing’. It is a Japanese custom to watch and celebrate full moons in September and October. Revered as a staple crop, rice is honoured in all festivities and has much spiritual significance.

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #111 Autumn Heat