One of the highlights of the trip to Japan in 1997, jhhymas
was an excursion to Nara to see Todaiji, the Great Buddha Hall.
It is a magnificent huge wooden building, truly awe-inspiring.
in the cold: it flies in pursuit
of its own soul
Modern Japanese Haiku; an anthology, by Makota Ueda, University of Toronto Press, Toronto and Buffalo, 1974, page 56.