Haiku and translation by Kuniharu Shimizu


"Unami(April waves)" is a small Izakaya(pub-like place) in Ginza, Tokyo. It was used to be run by the lateMasajo Suzuki. From her love haiku, I made two haiga, one of which is framed and exhibited at "Unami". Muneo-san is the present owner. As he and I chated over hot sake, our talk shifted from his grandmother' haiku to ourselves. we found both had special affinity to Hawaii: he as a scuba diving coach, and I as a loco boy.