8 Apl 2009
Acknowledging new movement
The Yasaka tower was said to be the oldest one in Japan and was constructed by Koguryo immigrants who wished to celebrate the glorious dynasty’s traditions about one thousand and three to four hundred years ago. Its ancient atmosphere was still vivid and enormously encouraged me go ahead. When I picked up a pen, automatically I started writing that truth should manifest itself at the most appropriate occasion and now was the time. A priest of the Yasaka shrine told me that the Higashiyama area was originally named Koma. I realized many historic links between Koguryo and Kyoto. Then I came to understand some unique customs in Kyoto such as proposing a person to have dinner together with as a sign to let one acknowledge the time to leave, behind which there were special senses of politeness and courtesy that seemed to come from Koguryo traditions. I became more and more attached to many things in Kyoto and I was looking forwards to meet more people.
Slight hope and joy
Carried by spring breezes
Spring sun beams were gentle and
Cherry blossoms in Yasaka wear ancient aroma,.
When I was visited by a wind coming from the future.
To have built a glorious dynasty,
Winds of Koguryo,