covers the mountain
the sky is bluer
© Carol Campbell 2016
This episode was not easy to create. I have spend a lot of time to find a few examples of haiku inwhich this classical kigo is used. Finally after a while I found some background on this kigo and a few haiku to make it somewhat clearer what this kigo means.
The winter sky in Japan differs on the side of the Japan Sea, where it snows a lot and the Pacific side, where it is usually fine and clear. So the outlook on the sky depends very much on the change of the seasonal wind direction. The high pressure (with cold air) from the North moves down toward the low pressur in the South.
In winter the clear sky of the Pacific side lets us see Mount Fuji in all its splendor, whereas the side of the Sea of Japan is all covered in white and silver.
And here are a few examples of haiku in which yukibare is used:
after the snow
Mt. Fuji soars
into the clear skies
© Shinya Ogata
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