"Standing Among the Ruins of Takiyama Castle"
“Standing Among the Ruins of Takiyama Castle” This poem was first published in Japanese in the Seikyo Shimbun newspaper on January 24, 2000. To my beloved Soka students and members of the Student Division nationwide In the far distance, rising into the azure sky, Mt. Fuji clothed in white. Oh, Hachioji! Place of music, of poetic artistry. One winter’s morning when the...