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Posts tagged sakura

Sakura haiku

yukiko kandagawa sakura haiku

Yukiko’s (由起子) sakura haiku (俳句) about the Kanda River (神田川)

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Five years ago this happened. I have shown other haikus before. This one I don’t get. Read literally it says something like “Kanda River, even read from the bottom, reads Kanda River”, but that isn’t true. Kanda River read from the bottom is River Dakan so what am I missing?

Tokyo blue skies

yanaka sakura blue sky tennoji

Blue skies over Tokyo

An artist surrounded by his subject

Kichijoji's Inokashira Park sakura artist

Sakura artist in (Tokyo) Kichijoji’s Inokashira Park (井の頭恩賜公園)

As today’s blog entry posts, I should be in the air between Medford and Los Angeles. From there I catch a plane to Tokyo. And at Narita I will be transferring on to Fukuoka. This will be a very long day, but I’m excited to soon be back in Japan.

pink sakura

pink sakura cherry blossoms

人力車 or jinrikisha or rickshaw

jinrikisha kyoto japan rickshaw ricksha


More than a hundred years ago, the jinrikisha was a popular form of transportation in Japan. Now it is more of a tourist attraction than anything else. Shortly before this one was parked on the side of this famous street (in front of Kodaiji) in Kyoto, it was transporting a couple of tourists dressed as Maiko or Geisha or Geiko.

Tennoji (天王寺) during sakura season

yanaka sakura Tennoji 天王寺


One of my favorite places in the world during any season, Yanaka’s Tennoji can be an oasis like no other on a blue sky day in early April.

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