朝のリレー Asa no Riree Morning relay race カムチャッカの若者が きりんの夢を見ているとき メキシコの娘は 朝もやの中でバスを待っている ニューヨークの少女が 微笑みながら寝がえりをうつとき ローマの少年は 柱頭を染める朝日にウインクする この地球では いつもどこかで朝がはじまっている Kamchatka no wakamono ga kirin no yume wo miteiru toki Mexico no musume wa asamoya no nakade bus wo matteiru New York no shoujo ga hohoemi nagara negaeri wo utsutoki Rome no shounen wa chutou wo Read more »
Shuntarou Tanigawa (谷川俊太郎) is a Japanese great poet. Born in Tokyo in 1931. He is also a translator and a playwright. ¨Two billion light-years of solitude (二十億光年の孤独)¨ is one of his masterpieces. Shuntarou Tanigawa also writes many poems for children. ¨Ana (あな／Hole)¨ The story of Ana Read more »
Exactly two months later from the earthquake in Japan, on the 11th of May it hit a small town, Lorca in the south of Spain. I heard that someone predicted an earthquake in Rome and some how it moved down to Spain. I heard the news and opened Spanish newspaper, el País´ page. There Read more »
Two Japanese heritages, Hiraizumi (平泉) in Iwate prefecture (岩手県) and Ogasawara Islands (小笠原諸島) in Tokyo prefecture (東京都) are likely to be registered as UNESCO´s world heritage sites. The official committee will be held in Paris from the 19th of June this year. This is a good news especially in the situation Japan has right now. Read more »
I´m not an ecologist. I´ve never stopped to answer WWF or Greenpeace survey on the street and probably I won´t do it in future, yet I feel quite humiliated when a dolphin massacre has revealed and many Japanese people say it doesn´t exist or when I see a whale restaurant owner is furious with the Read more »
One of those things that I notice in overseas is the sound of people. Not only they speak louder than Japanese but also I notice how quiet the background is. As soon as I come back to Japan, I'm surrounded by tingles everywhere I go, at the station, in the train, in the bus, in Read more »
Today, the 5th of May is Kodomo no Hi (Children’s Day) in Japan. It says Children’s Day but this is actually Boys’ Day. What Japanese people do and eat? What’s the benefit being a boy?