Katsuragi Hills

An uta makura: the Katsuragi Hills were a wooded area in the north-west of Nara Prefecture, stretching from modern Yamatotakada City, through Gose City and into Gojō City. As an upland area they are often associated with cherry blossom and clouds in poetry and have their own makura kotoba: simoto yuFu ‘bound with greenery’.

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