Sunday, June 28, 2009


Japan has five seasons and June is the rainy season, bringing flash floods, damp laundry, mold, and delicious tender warabi mochi (rolled in crushed peanuts). I don't know why warabi mochi is seasonal, but you can only get it in tsuyu.

Here is a haiku I wrote to honor the rainy season in New Hampshire, too.

Damp bath towels sulk.

The big fan churns, exhausted.

Warm rain slaps green plums.

c. Sara Backer 2009

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