Tateo Fukutomi published this book (Kaiteishinsha, 2000) in Japanese and English, a commonplace now but relatively rare at the time. The interplay of naturalism and whimsy is to become a regular feature in contemporary Japanese haiku in translation.
You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, following a concept first explored by Tom Clausen, and are used with permission.
A gathering of insects I have become a green friendA crew man has his straw hat attacked by swallowsAt sunset sitting on the bed in an astronaut-like moodOur holiday a funeral hearse sucking up the red leaves.A water sprite carrying his cane of lotus root over his shoulderMemory of the atomic bomb every time the wind pulls off my hat I put it back on