Haruki Murakami Library

In April, I visited the Haruki Murakami Library at Waseda University. Officially The Waseda International House of Literature, the building serves as a shrine to one of Japan’s most famous authors, Haruki Murakami. As well as housing first editions of all his literature published all over the world and a recreation of his writing space, …

On the Road

The next post will be after I return, notebook full of observations and enjoyments. First, a poem from Mizuharo Shuoishi: The bush warbler. The rain wouldn’t let up. The travel clothes. 鶯や 雨やむまじき 旅ごろも Uguisu ya/ Ame yamumaziki/ Tabi-goromo

1 Day – St. Patrick’s Day

Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day and a great send off for any journey. From Seamus Heaney’s Station Island Poem: “Let go, let fly, forget. You’ve listened long enough. Now strike your note.”