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Fish

by Misuzu Kaneko

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May 6, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Wonder


by Misuzu Kaneko

I wonder why
the rain that falls from black clouds
shines like silver.

I wonder why
the silkworm that eats green mulberry leaves
is so white.

I wonder why
the moonflower that no one tends
blooms on its own.

I wonder why
everyone I ask
about these things
laughs and says, “That’s just how it is.”

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April 30, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Rainbows on Eyelashes

by Misuzu Kaneko

I wipe and wipe
Yet they keep flowing,
Within my tears
A thought arises.

-I must be
An adopted child-

While I look and look
At the beautiful rainbows,
On the tips of my eyelashes
A thought arises.

-I wonder what
Today’s teatime snack will be-

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March 28, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Are You an Echo?

The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko

Are You an Echo? The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko introduces the poetry of renowned Japanese children’s poet Misuzu Kaneko. A children’s picture book, it interweaves Misuzu’s moving life story with twenty-five new translations of her poetry alongside fifteen of the Japanese originals. Every page is filled with color illustrations by Japanese artist Toshikado Hajiri.

If I say, “ Let’s play?”
you say, “Let’s play!”
If I say “Stupid!”
you say “Stupid!”
If I say, “I don’t want to play anymore,”
you say, “I don’t want to play anymore.”
And then, after a while,
becoming lonely
I say, “Sorry.”
You say, “Sorry.”
Are you just an echo?
No, you are everyone.

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March 16, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Lullaby of Takeda

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The Bride Doll

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The Doll with Blue Eyes

Happy Hinamatsuri!

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Furusato

Japanese children’s song
Music by Teiichi Okano
Lyrics by Tatsuyuki Takano

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April 6, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

JAPAN: Shichi-go-san Festival


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Arrietty

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