Imperial Couple release 'waka' poems to mark New Year's Day

National Jan 1, 2015

Imperial Couple release 'waka' poems to mark New Year's Day

The Imperial Household Agency released on Thursday several 31-syllable "waka" poems written by the Imperial Couple in 2014 to celebrate New Year's Day. In one of his three poems, Emperor Akihito expressed the feelings of gratitude he felt when he visited the Ise Grand Shrine ...

National Jul 4, 2013

Poems translated into English by Empress published

A collection of poems by Michio Mado has been translated into English by Empress Michiko and was published last month in two volumes. Mado is popular in Japan as the writer of nursery rhymes such as "Zosan" ("Elephant"). The volumes, "Keshigomu" ("Eraser") and "Niji" ("Rainbow"), ...