April 30, 2011

Tokyo


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.

2 comments:

Devika said...

Nice to be reading this, Kuni-san....

"There might be more people like him in the days to come."

I imagine people are too concerned and cautious -- good in a way, but talk of all the poison we consume daily...as you said we must be having self-cleansing inbuilt mechansims...

children are very susceptible,
and the effects of radiation that could affect generations is what is more troubling -- but human history has been a history of overcoming such and other issues,



wishes,
devika

Devika said...

that said, look forward to your haiga, Kuni-san,

wishes,
devika