Summer Grass

| July 24, 2018

…of the soldiers’ dreams natsugusa ya tsuwamonodomo ga yume no ato Matsuo Bashō (1644 – 1694) Japanese-Canadian Veterans and the Great War Perhaps they sat upon the side of a hill and watched the changing colours of a field as the grasses titled with the passing wind. All of nature’s colours, its botanicals, fed by […]

To Endure Under Pressure

| May 28, 2012

The Last Samurai (2003) (about General Hasegawa) Nathan Algren: How well does he know this man (Katsumoto)? Simon Graham: The General and Katsumoto fought together for the Emperor. Nathan Algren: He fought with the Samurai? Simon Graham: He IS Samurai. Oshi shinobu! As we enter our school we bow, lowering our heads and raising our […]