Haiku Poem – 京都の二条城

warrior castle
moat surrounds tigers within
floors roar

(Ben version)
とら ほえる みずのお まもる にじょうじょう

(Michiko version)
しょうぐん の しかけ ほどこす にじょうじょう

The Nijo castle in Kyoto came from the Shogun era. It is a symbol of the warrior ethic. The castle is foreboding with a wide moat around it. The palace itself has paintings of tigers. The tigers were used to intimidate guests of the Shogun. If that were not fearsome enough, the floors creak. In the quiet of the castle, each sound must have felt like a roar.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Ben Clark
– Japanese by Ben Clark and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Ben

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