Monthly Archives: January 2011

Americana: haikus and little poems

When you think of Japanese exports, what comes to mind first are things like cars and electronics. But one of the most subtle but no less significant Japanese exports is haiku: the art of saying so much without a lot … Read the rest

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Lady of Enchanting Smiles

Kimiko-san is my aunt. She was born in 1927 in Hinokage, the first child of a hard working couple who ran a pharmacy on the main street If you meet Kimoko-san, the first thing you will notice about her is her warm, captivating smile; so serene as to leave the impression that this kimono-clad graceful lady has never known a day of hardship in her life.

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