ネブラスカ便り

Collaborative Haiku Poem – マスクの威力

east to west
power of face mask
worn globally

(Yoko Kelley)
東から西へと広がるマクスかな
ひがし から にし へ と ひろがる マスク かな

In Asian countries, especially eastern Asian countries, it is a custom to wear face masks in order to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases. Naturally, people in those countries wear masks during this Corona crisis. The custom is seen somewhat strange in the USA and Europe. However, the Corona crisis has changed all that, and masks are worn everywhere. There are all sorts of masks around, some of which are in doubtful effectiveness.

 アジア諸国、殊に東アジア諸国では古くから呼吸器関連の病気の伝染を防ぐ目的でマスクを着用する習慣があり、今回のコロナ危機でも皆そうしたのですが、欧米の人々にとっては奇異な光景と見られたようです。しかし、遅ればせながらマスクの威力が認められたのか、今や、世界中でマスクが着用されています。しかし、市中で見かけるマスクによってはこれでウイルス予防に効果があるのかなと疑問に感じる場合もあります。

Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Yoko Kelley
– Illustration by Norman Kelley
Omaha, Nebraska ネブラスカ州オマハ市

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