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Haiku Poem – 甲府のカシオ

smart objects work between people dart stop steel robot dance (Ben version) フル稼働衝突避けて踊る鉄 ふる かどう しょうとつ さけて おどる てつ (Michiko version) ハイテクで業績アップ舞踏会 はいてく で ぎょうせき あっぷ ぶとうかい I went to visit a Casio factory. I was surprised because it had so many robots! There … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – インド旅行

four arrows poised stab loves breaking heart white mourns loss (Ben version) 悲しみの心に一突き嘆きの矢 かなしみの こころに ひとつき なげきの や (Michiko version) 4本の白い一突き嘆きの矢 よんほんの しろい ひとつき なげきの や In January of 2017, I took a trip to India. I discovered there is a historical background for … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 京都嵐山の竹林

green curtain sun creeps past towers bamboo forest (Ben version) ファンタジー太陽隠す竹林 ファンタジー たいよう かくす たけばやし (Michiko version) 青葉揺れ天使のはしご竹林 あおば ゆれ てんし の はしご たけばやし Kyoto has a place called Arashiyama with an amazing bamboo forest. The bamboo grow tall and straight. It seems like … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 京都の二条城

warrior castle moat surrounds tigers within floors roar (Ben version) 虎吠える水の尾守る二条城 とら ほえる みずのお まもる にじょうじょう (Michiko version) 将軍の仕掛け施す二条城 しょうぐん の しかけ ほどこす にじょうじょう The Nijo castle in Kyoto came from the Shogun era. It is a symbol of the warrior ethic. The castle … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 京都稲荷

Inari peak Kyoto spreads sun dips quiet grace (Ben version) お稲荷さん光を注ぐ望む町 おいなりさん ひかり を そそぐ のぞむ まち (Michiko version) 赤鳥居抜けて京都の夕の雲 あかとりい ぬけて きょうと の ゆうのくも From the top of Mount Inari, you can see the city of Kyoto as it spreads into the distance. It … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 江ノ島巡り

coffee raises spirits tea found journey peaks beer rewards finish (Ben version) 島巡り飲んで歩いてよく着いた しまめぐり のんであるいて よくついた (Michiko version) 上り下り喉を潤し島歩き のぼりおり のど を うるおし しまあるき This day began with a trip to Enoshima. This was my third time to Enoshima so I knew that this … Continue reading

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Haiku Poem – 藤沢での親切

ask Koban way temple beauty awe inspire return friendly isle (Ben version) 藤沢で親切受けて島周り ふじさわ で しんせつ うけて しま まわり (Michiko version) 交番で道を尋ねて寺巡り こうばん で みち を たずねて てら めぐり A day of travel began with finding a bank. This meant going to the local … Continue reading

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