Fujisawa便り

Fuji mountain
as we come from the station
greeting us

富士の山駅を降りればお出迎え
ふじ の やま えき を おりれば おでむかえ

In the town of Zengyo, when emerging from steps at the train station, Mt. Fuji is directly ahead. Late in the afternoon, throngs of people return from work. It’s as though Fuji is greeting them, saying “okaerinasai” (please come home; the usual Japanese welcoming phrase) as they leave the station.

善行の街では、駅の階段を降り立つと、真正面に富士山が見えます。
夕方には、たくさんの人達が、仕事を終えて帰ってきます。
駅を出ると、富士山が、「おかえりなさい」と、出迎えてくれているようです。

Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Chay Schiller and Shuzo Nakamura
– Illustration by Norman Kelley

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