Kids on the park lawn

Kids in the park lawn

 Running, agile and joyful

Then crying for moms

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About AshiAkira

AshiAkira. Author of Haiku Poems (www.lulu.com/shop/ashi-akira/haiku-poems/paperback/product-23152158.html). Old resident of Tokyo. 葦享(あしあきら)、著書(1)「伊奈葉くんアメリカを見る」、(2)「伊奈葉さん日本を憂う」(中央公論事業出版)
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17 Responses to Kids on the park lawn

  1. Hehe, just like a picture! Is like a reality show! Very nice, AshiAkira. Will you check this too:http://www.med-farm.ro/hara-hachi-bu/ What you think about?

    • AshiAkira says:

      I suppose everything said in the video is true. Another truth, however, is that we Japanese can’t live on purely Japanese food anymore. The reason is that we can’t produce enough of it domestically. I’d say about a half or more of what we eat every day must be imported. I miss the food you see in the video. I don’t remember when I last ate sushi.

  2. Did you find the award I left for you? Nice blog. Hugs, Barbara

  3. That is strange. There I was foolishly thinking all Japanese eat mostly sushi. How mistaken I was.

    • AshiAkira says:

      You were not mistaken. We love sushi. Only thing is that it is not so cheap as it used to be. If you are interested to know, there are variety of sushi and the one that is widely known today is the edo-mae (meaning the shore or Tokyo Bay) sushi, and it came into being as casual workers’ breakfast in early 17th century when the Tokugawa shogunate was being established in Edo (now Tokyo). Then massive construction works were going on in what would become a crowded city, and naturally big groups of laborers were attracted from all over Japan. The workers were so busy they didn’t have enough time even for breakfast. They simply bought some fish from fishermen around Edo Bay at cheap prices, chopped it up and ate it without cooking on rice with soy sauce and wasabi (a type of horseradish). It was actually a good eat and attracted other people and was refined to become sushi as you know it today. Today’s Tokyo Bay, however, is too crowded with non-fishing ships, besides there isn’t much fish to catch in there anymore. Fish used for making sushi is mostly imported or caught far from Japan and brought here frozen. And it is still expensive. Of course you can eat the genuine edo-mae sushi if you wanted to now. But your pockets must be loaded with money.

  4. gpcox says:

    This is every child’s experience, no matter where they are in the world – right? LOL Love it.

  5. janehewey says:

    I’ve been in this one.

  6. As you know, I love your work. By the way, I have chosen to go with CreateSpace — either inexpensive or not too costly depending on the options one chooses. Sorry. I’m pressuring again. I just feel you have so much beauty to offer to so many.

  7. Kev says:

    Very active, visually. 🙂

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