Mt. Fuji
seeing me off
before work

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.


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

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