On the hydrangeas

the weight of the morning sun

the evening sun


drizzling day--
moon in the sky with
cloudy face

Simply Haiku,Winter 2011,Vol.8,No.3
merry time
children in the open ground
collecting rain

Kokako–13, September,2010
magnolia moon
fukushima needs petals
for everyone's heart

I am hoping that current news that the radiation is very minor is true and accurate.


In parts of Japan, the leaves of magnolia obovata are used for wrapping food and as cooking dishes.

In Japan, kōboku, is used for medicinal purposes similar to Chinese medicine, and known as hou po (厚朴) such as for anti-anxiety.