Grave company at Zoshigaya Cemetery

Travel | BACKSTREET STORIES Oct 24, 2015

Grave company at Zoshigaya Cemetery

by Kit Nagamura

When persimmon leaves and the tips of maples take on color, and chilly air rattles windows, composer Yoshinao Nakada's haunting song "Chiisai Aki Mitsuketa" ("A Bit of Autumn Found") floats through my mind. Having just learned that the song's lyricist, talented poet Hachiro Sato ...