#Haiku Happenings #1: Fay Aoyagi’s Today’s Haiku features Tomoyuki Toyozato!
gokiburi ga yamataikoku o tansaku-chû
it is searching for
the Kingdom of Yamatai
from Haidan, (Haiku Stage) a monthly haiku magazine, August 2016 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo
Fay’s Note: “cockroach” is a summer kigo. The Kingdom of Yamatai appeared in the ancient Chinese record as Japan during the Yayoi period (2300 (or 2400) BC – 1700 BC). Its exact location in the Japanese Archipelago has been debated for a long time.
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