Fujisawa便り

Mt. Fuji
seeing me off
before work

富士山が出勤前のお見送り
ふじさん が しゅっきん まえ の おみおくり

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.

空気が澄んでいると、善行の街から富士山がくっきり見えます。
朝、富士を背に、出勤する人達が足早に駅に向かいます。
富士山がその背中に向かって、「いってらっしゃい」と言っているようです。

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

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