Haiku Poem – お月見

egg white
hammer raise mochi
round moon

(Ben version)
ゆで たまご もちつき する と しろい つき

もちつき や べんとう たべて つき が でた

(Michiko version)
おつきみ や もち と たまごで よい の あき

The last weekend in October, I went to a moon viewing event. The event was held at the National Arboretum in Washington DC. It was for members of the local Japan America Society. There were many activities at the event such as sake tasting, eating bento, listening to koto, and making mochi. I tried everything. I even pounded mochi by myself. Unfortunately, it was too cloudy to actually see the moon. The arboretum also had many beautiful bonsai on display. One of my favorite things was getting to eat the round egg that represented the moon.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Ben Clark
– Japanese by Ben Clark and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Ben
Washington D.C
ベン クラークさんはワシントンD.C.でお月見をしました。
天気は曇りでも素晴らしいお月様です。(編集長 美智子)

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