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Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Alan Summers is a prize winner for the Japan Times Community Anniversary Haiku Competition 2012


I've just been told I'm a joint winner of the Japan Times Community Anniversary Haiku Competition.


the end of summer
tsukutsuku-bôshi heard
at suma temple




There is a legend that if the tsukutsukubôshi cicadas are heard to sing at Sumadera (Suma Temple) during late Summer that there is a small and special 'inbetween season' between Summer and Autumn.

I was fortunate to hear them sing at Sumadera in September 2002.


Here's an Image and sound recording: 
http://www.lizadalby.com/LD/39_cold_cicada.html

Sumadera:
http://www.justjapan.org/japan/kobe/photos/kobe09.asp



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