July 12, 2011
Haiga 609 Sue Mill haiku - drought
Haiku by Sue Mill (USA). Artwork by myself.
One good thing about Japan is that the land is full of water: good rainfall, a lot of rivers, a lot of spring water, tap water drinkable everywhere. I think many Japanese take it for granted. However, when you turn your eyes to the world, Japan's condition is very rare, and is definitely a blessing and something to thank for.
Chinese are buying rights to some remote water spots in Japan. The Yellow River, one of the biggest rivers in China, is reported to reach the ocean only about 50 days out of a year. The rest of the days, it disappears along the way. This is caused by the increasing consumption of water. Water will certainly be a precious resource in the future.