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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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

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 in Hinokage town in Miyazaki prefecture, Japan. Picture to the left was taken … Read the rest

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