Blog

What is the most powerful social media in Japan?

I started writing on Medium in March 2019. I also registered on Patreon a couple of months later. So far, I have been co...
19.11.2019
Learn Japanese

What does ‘Emoiエモい’ mean?— its pronunciation and how to use it

I have lived outside of Japan for more than 10 years, so I am a slow learner of the Japanese newest words. I have to upd...
19.11.2019
Essay

You need to be who you are as a writer

Do you remember the moment when you first yourself in the mirror? I think I remember that moment, although it might have...
Essay

When a poet gets transformed into a beast

This is one of my favourite fiction stories written in Japanese; ‘The Moon over the Mountain’ (Japanese title: 山月記Sanget...
20.11.2019
Blog

Sleeping in trains

I read an article about Japan which said that Japanese people don’t have enough sleep compared with other countries.
Poetry

Once, I wanted to be a weaver

Once, I wanted to be a weaver. A weaver weaves their time, between warp and woof, spins the thread, dyes it t...
Blog

I’m Japanese, but I don’t like Manga.

Manga, which is called ‘cartoon book’ or ‘comic’ too, is one of the most popular Japanese cultures. I am proud of it as ...
Blog

Can Poets survive on Medium?

Medium changed their system for calculating writer-earnings on 28th Oct. 2019, and the new system doesn't seem to work v...
Haiku

Fireplace #1 暖炉の火— a Haiku

red flame never shapes the same ungrabbable 暖炉の火 同じ姿は 二度となく
Poetry

Where is My Creativity Coming From?

Every day, every week, every month, Plenty of things come and go, passing me by. The sight I see, the sound I hear...
18.11.2019
Prose

Blue Stories

“C’était bleu. Complètement bleu.” said the French guy, after he had swum with the dolphins. As soon as he had seen a b...
18.11.2019
Prose

A Dead Tree in the Wood

In spite of the beautiful weather, there was a thunder-like noise cracking in the air. It was only a single sound, and t...
11.11.2019
Learn Japanese

Trading Kanji and Language History between China and Japan

We, Japanese people, share the symbolic characters called ‘Kanji’ (‘Hanzi’ in Mandarin) with Chinese people. Children ev...
19.11.2019
Prose

My Favourite Sound when Sleeping

The sound of the sea, The wave that is coming and going, Randomly, repeatedly, Which washes out my mind.
18.11.2019
Poetry

My butterfly lied to me - ぼくの蝶: a poem

My butterfly lied to me with a flutter of glory angel with a faithful smile of ave maria
13.11.2019
Poetry

Camellia’s heads - 椿塚: a poem

I put camellia blossoms in a line on a silver stone counting the red one camellia, two camellias and again
11.11.2019
Learn Japanese

What does ‘Kawaii’ mean?— its pronunciation and how to use

If you listen to a Japanese conversation, you will often hear the word ‘Kawaii,’ which arguably is one of the most frequ...
19.11.2019
Learn Japanese

How do you say ‘Sorry’ in Japanese? — Meaning of ‘Sumimasen!’ and Pronunciation

According to CBC, Canadian people like apologising. I think that Japanese people love apologising too, even more than Ca...
19.11.2019
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