Sunday, November 22, 2009

Momotarō 桃太郎

Momotarō is the peach-boy of Japanese legends.
These days I am making my own Momotarō story: whenever my daughter asks me "Are you my mom?", I answer "No, I just found you".

Anyway, we found this pretty statue while walking in Okayama, the Vegas of western Japan, a city rising in the middle of nowhere but with one of the most beautiful gardens I've ever visited - the Korakuen.

Yatsuhashi Bridge (八橋)
から衣 きつゝなれにし つましあれば はるばるきぬる たびをしぞ思
Karagoromo / kitsutsu narenishi / tsuma shi areba / harubaru kinuru / tabi o shi zo omou
I have a beloved wife / familiar as the skirt / of a well-worn robe / and so this distant journeying / fills my heart with grief
from Ise Monogatari 伊勢物語


Manuela said...

Inutile dire che siete bellissime, Carlotta è proprio una signorina!

mari said...

se non fosse che mi fa impazzire ogni tanto....