Haiku for a Dog I Don’t Know, Japan Edition

by E.B. Bartels

Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto

Three, wrapped in bags, rest —
while their family hikes through ten
thousand torii.

At the very top of the Fushimi Inari shrine, on Mount Inari.

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Sannomiya, Kobe

The tiniest pups
for sale! Too bad they cost three
hundred-thousand yen.

That’s like $3,000. Dogs are criminally expensive in Japan.

———-

Takeshita Dori, Harajuku, Tokyo

In Harajuku
everyone is so trendy,
even dogs wear shades.

They’re not regular dogs, they’re cool dogs.

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