Broadcast on March 14, 2019
Available until March 14, 2020
"Spring and Asura" is the first poem written by Kenji Miyazawa. The poem is set in his home town surrounded by spectacular nature where, suddenly, a farmer in a straw coat appears. This farmer is a possible representation of his once best friend Kanai Hosaka and the ending of their friendship. Miyazawa identifies himself with Asura known as the deity of war in Buddhism. The episode unfolds his emotional battle conveyed in the poem.