(Photo: F. Ikemoto)
The Shinkansen Express to Tokyo made a lengthy stop at Nagoya Station due to a sudden, heavy shower in the area around Shizuoka, the midpoint between Osaka and my destination. Thanks to this, I left the train for a while, walked along the platform and enjoyed a second lunch of kishimen (a Nagoyan noodle) with beer. Then, napping in the train I dreamt …..
tiny rice-flowers begin to bloom –
the distant hill looks so close