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日本の旅はもう三回目だった。
今度シンガポールから上海向けの飛行機に乗った。そして、乗り換えで名古屋の中部国際空港へ行った。
面倒くさいなあ・・・たしかに。
でも、窓から眺めたと、見たことのなかった絶景が目に映った。
日本人たちさえ驚嘆した、
"すげー" "きれいじゃない" "すばらしいーー!" 

雲に雲山又山や日本奥
kumo ni kumo yama mata yama ya nihon oku


This was the third time I travelled to Japan.
I took a plane that headed to Shanghai from Singapore. Then, I transited to go to Nagoya's Chuubu International Airport.
Too much trouble...indeed.
However, when I looked out from the window, I saw the most breathtaking scenery I've never seen before.
Even the Japanese on board were exclaiming.
"Wow..." "Isn't this beautiful..." "Amazing..."

Clouds in clouds
mountains upon mountains-
deep in Japan
i am making a very bold attempt here:
this is part one of a series of haibun (”篩われた言葉” furuwareta kotoba, "sifted words") that trails my two-week vacation in the heart of Japan.

oku no hosomichi by bashou is arguably the most well-known tour journal. i am hoping to produce something similar. of course, it couldn't be a fraction as good.
first off, i have absolutely no confidence in my japanese grammar. therefore i kept the sentence structures as short and as simple as possible, hoping that i won't make stupid mistakes.

if there are still any mistakes, please tell me so that i can correct them.

and then, i guess, the japanese text being simple and short also fits the haiku spirit of minimalism, hence the title of the series.
the japanese version is the original and english text a translation because haiku is supposed to be japanese. ;p

there is about 20 haibun in this series. i hope you'll taste central japan in early autumn together with me.

even if it is only an aftertaste. :)
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The Window Seat by *moyanII Beautiful traditional form poetry, *moyanII keeps it simple yet stunning. ( Featured by Beccalicious )
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Simply, gorgeous.
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TuRk-Eyes Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
c: ! ! ! wooow!!!
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TinyPasserine Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
DANG that's good poetry :wow:

Good job, and congratulations on the DD!
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Deeadmau5luva Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Artist
is japan gorgeous? i really wanna go but im only 13 Dx
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cold-angle Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's a really sweet poem
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
THIS MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL...WINDOW SEAT? PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW SO?
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OtakuTiki Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Read it again slowly and take note of each word carefully. Its more or less saying what people say and how beautiful the scene was, through a window..
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pinero77 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Artist
I've always loved the gracefulness of the Japanese Characters.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful! Very nice poetry.
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Me-hoy!
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