Japanese


1998.4.23 F We went to Shimizu Inn at Yunohira hot spring.

Yunohira hot spring in the rain.
The stone pavement of the gentle slope
lures me to walk around wearing wooden clogs
with red thong and with an oiled-paper
umbrella of bull's-eye design.
The new music saloon of Shimizu Inn
along the stream is called "Lindenbaum."
Wooden scent and plaster wall tranquilizes my heart
in the wonderful music room with a wood-burning stove.
The designer of the room is Mr. Masakuni Kato,
the secretariat general of Yufuin Music Festival.
Mr. Souji Shimizu, the master, welcomed us.