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Mount Kurokami’s

waterfall transforms all

who worship Nature.

 

Katsushika Hokusai: The Falls at Aoigaoka in the Eastern Capital (Tôto Aoigaoka no taki), from the series A Tour of Waterfalls in Various Provinces (Shokoku taki meguri) - Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Aiogaoka’s Falls

flow steadily like the mass

of humanity.

 

Katsushika Hokusai: Ono Falls on the Kiso Kaido Road (Kisokaido Ono no bakufu), from the series Tour of the Waterfalls in Various Provinces (Shokoku Taki meguri) - Art Institute of Chicago

 

Who could ever scale

the heights of Ono’s Cascade?

No mortal would try.

 

Hokusai - Roben Waterfall at Ohyama

 

A bath house springs up

alongside Roben Falls’ pool,

servicing bathers.

 

 

The Amida Falls’

vertical plunge through the gorge

transfixes all men.

 

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In Mino Province,

Care-of-the-Aged Falls spray

those who seek shelter.

 

Woodblock print. Rural landscape. Kiyotaki Kannon at Sakanoshita on the Tokaido. 1 of 2. T-nishiki-e on paper.

 

Sakanoshita,

source of the Kiyo Falls,

attracts shrine pilgrims.

 

 

File:Katsushika Hokusai - Yoshitsune Falls, from the series Famous Waterfalls in Various Provinces - Google Art Project.jpg

 

You can wash your horse

in Yoshitsuna’s Falls, just

like the general.

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