Choraku-ji’s Cherry Blossoms

Suetaka was a Shinto priest at the famous Kamo Shrine in Kyoto. He was a brilliant poet and calligrapher. This poem reads:             At the mountain temple            When they come to view            “Cherries, cherries!”             It’s merely a moment of joy            In the idleness of spring.            Eighty-two-year old Kamo Suetaka The Choraku-ji is a temple […]