April 30, 2011
On 29th, I attended World Haiku Association Japan conference held in Tokyo. At the conference, Ban'ya Natsuishi, WHA director, showed us a radiation measuring device, which he had purchased at Amazon. The device is made in Shanghai, China. It's quite small, shorter than a ball tip pen, but costs quite a bit. Ban'ya seems to carry it around all the time and checking measurements wherever he goes. There might be more people like him in the days to come.
One of the participants was from the disaster area, and he shared with us some haiku in the haiku reading session. I plan to make a haiga or two from his haiku.
On the next day, I took a little walk around the city. Nice fine day, and in the soothing breeze, I came across these carp streamers. The Boys' Day is coming soon.