The snow began to fall in Misawa, Japan…and it has not stopped! We are setting records for snowfall!
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Haiku #120 (Fuji-san)
Many people in Japan have noticed that the mighty Mt. Fuji, an active volcano, is absent a white snow cap this year. At this time last year and most years, Fuji san’s peak was covered with snow. The last time Fuji san erupted was in 1707, and it was devastating to Tokyo and surrounding areas. Some snow fell on Fuji a few weeks ago, but seemed to disappear rather quickly. Due to the volcano’s instability and the number of earthquakes Japan experiences, Mt. Fuji is monitored by experts 24 hours a day.
Winter snow has finally arrived in Misawa this year…with no end in sight!
Woke up to a surprise dusting of snow in Misawa today! It continued to spit snow off and on all day. A bit too early for my liking! I guess it is that time of year and the snow will fall…in heaps all too soon!
I heard a loud squawking of crows the other day to find a murder gathered around a crow that had died. It seemed as though they were grieving and then plotting a revenge!
A photo and haiku of a lone bus stop chair in northern Japan. Recently published in Dust Poetry Magazine!
The days have been rainy and are now turning cold. Misawa winter is right around the corner.
I’ve been reading several books of haiku by some of the Japanese masters of the poetic form. Bashō, Buson, Issa to name a few. Some of the poetry is simply beautiful. Very simple, yet very powerful.
Hibarino Dahlia Park
I was amazed at this collection of dahlias at Hibarino Dahlia Park near Gonohe in Northern Japan!
Bronze Grill Hachinohe
Been looking for that ultimate Japanese cheeseburger? It’s waiting for you at Bronze Grill in Hachinohe!