Collaborative Haiku

Mt. Fuji
seeing me off
before work

When the air is clear, Mt. Fuji can be seen in sharp relief from the town of Zengyo. In the morning, people scurry off to the station with Fuji at their backs. It’s as though Fuji is calling out “itterasshai” (please go and return; the usual Japanese send off phrase) as they walk away.


ふじさん が しゅっきん まえ の おみおくり


– Shuzo Nakamura
– English by Chay Schiller
– Illustration by Dr.Norman Kelley

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