gomi and akuta and Hayama


野分けすぎ 葉山の海はゴミだらけ   
nowake sugi Hayama no umi wa gomi-darake

after the typhoon ...
the beach of Hayama
is full of garbage

or maybe more in the poetic haiku language, as my haiku sensei suggested

野分けすぎ 葉山の海はアクタだけ
nowake sugi Hayama no umi wa akuta dake

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The beach of Hayama (close to Kamakura and Tokyo) is very beautiful
with a special vista of Mount Fuji in the background and a red torii on the rocks in the water.

It is crowded in the summer months and a lot of garbage is left on the beaches of Kamakura bay. During a typhoon, more garbage is swept to the beach from further down the bay.

I used to go this place quite often, teaching at a small language school close to the beach and enjoying the splendid sight of Mount Fuji like a good old friend.


Hayama is located in the northwest region of Miura Peninsula. It is bordered on the north by Zushi-shi, the east and south border Yokosuka-shi, and the west border is on the Sagami Gulf. It covers an area of 17.06Km2. The Morito River and the Shimoyama River both run through Hayama and flow into the Sagami Gulf. There are beautiful rolling mountains and beautiful forests here. It is kept green year round by a warm climate and by the Kuroshio Current that flows back into the Sagami Gulf and precipitation more than 100Km a year. The population of Hayama is about 33,000 and increases year by year.

There are five beautiful sandy beach areas they are Morito Beach, Shibasaki, Isshiki Beach, Koiso and Chojagasaki Beach. Furthermore, the coastline is beautiful with a distance of 4Km. Many reef areas are included in this coastline. These beaches were selected as "100 selection of Japanese Beach"in 1996. Three of these beaches, Morito, Isshiki and Chojagasaki are famous for enjoying swimming, water sports, windsurfing, boating and sun bathing. Hayama is known as the birthplace of yachting because it is believed that the first yacht was built by a Japanese person and played in the sea of Hayama in the early years of the Meiji era.

The six villages, Kikoba, Kamiyamaguchi, Shimoyamaguchi, Isshiki, Horiuchi, and Nagae merged Hayama Village by the enforcement of a municipality organization decree of 1889, and became Hayama Town in 1925. The Imperial Villa was built in 1894, and a lot of celebrities having built villas and houses here and it is noted as " The best place of rest".

Hayama is a very popular residential area and is about 50Km from Tokyo, and develops as a sightseeing spot.


nach dem Taifun -
der Strand in Hayama
ist voller Muell !



gomibako GO MI 護 美 ー 護美箱


. Trash, garbage (gomi, akuta) . Worldwide


1 comment:

Gabi Greve - Buson said...

Yosa Buson

yuku toshi ya akuta nagaruru sakuragawa - (1740)

A passing year -
Garbage drifting down
The Sakura River.
Tr. Nelson / Saito

the year about to end -
dirt and rubbish flowing
in the Sakura River
Tr. Ueda

The river Sakuragawa flows from the west side of Mount Tsukuba.
about Buson and river haiku