Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Today,the calendar marks HARU-ICHIBAN
HARU-means Spring and ICHIBAN means numebr 1.
This means that the first gusts of wind
that heralds the entrance of Spring is here.
All over Japan, cold gusty winds were felt.
Rainshowers also were noted,
makin g the mercury drop to chilly temperature.
Although it is officially Spring,
thick jackets are still very much in use.
We can't send them yet to the cleaners....
Not yet, anyway...

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