August 3, 2011
Haiga 622 Draja Kocjancic haiku - king
Haiku by Draja Kocjancic (Slovenia). Artwork by myself.
Children are king in summer time, especially in my town, Tenri. Every year, more than 200,000 children assemble in my town to attend Children's Summer Pilgrimage Festival, which runs from July 26 though Aug.4, a 10-day event.
Children come from all parts of Japan as well as from foreign countries. This year, many children in the disaster area are invited. They spend 2 to 3 days, attending prayer service, getting a lot of fun at numerous play sites, which include swimming pools, theaters, outside playgrounds, night parade, that scatter around the town. Children are indeed treated as king during this period.