air-conditioned, a haiku by Tokihiko Kusama, translation by Fay Aoyagi / Blue Willow Haiku World

冷房の下着売場の白世界   草間時彦

reibô no shitagi uriba no shirosekai

air-conditioned

underwear section

the white world

 Tokihiko Kusama
Fay Aoyagi, translation    

from ‘Haiku,’ a monthly haiku magazine, June 2012 Issue, Kadokawa Gakugei Shuppan, Tokyo

Fay’s note:   This haiku originally appeared in “Gendai Shinjin Jisen Gojyûnin Shû” (“Collection of Self-Selected Haiku by 50 Modern New Voices”), published in 1966.

  1. many thanks for sharing this.. and the many others! and air-conditioned.. what a word!

    • You’re welcome, Aditya. That “air-conditioned” sets the whole tone, doesn’t it?!

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