Haiku Poem – ミネアポリスで盆祭り

Nagasaki inspiration
garden becomes fair
Japan connection

(Ben version)
ミネソタ で まつり が つなぐ しまいとし

ミネソタ で ながさき の あじ しまいとし

ミネソタ の まつり で ぶどう きあい よぶ

(Michiko version)
ミネソタと ながさき つなぐ ぼんまつり

On August 18th, the Japanese America society of Minnesota hosted an Obon festival in Minneapolis. I went to see it. The flight from Virginia took about 2 and a half hours. The festival included three main parts. The first was food. There were many Japanese foods including takoyaki and onigiri. Second, there was Japanese merchandise. A lot of Japanese products like yukata were on sale. Lastly, there were martial arts demonstrations. The demonstrations included things like karate, kendo and archery. The location was called Como Park. The park is special because it has many gardens including a Japanese garden. The Japanese garden was a gift from Nagasaki. I liked the park and the festival.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Ben Clark
– Japanese by Ben Clark and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Ben
ベン クラークさんはバージニアからこのお祭りを見に行きました。
(編集長 美智子)

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