Today’s Haiku (March 21, 2015)

春よりもわづかおもたきかすていら                    八田木枯

haru yori mo wazuka omotaki kasuteira

            slightly heavier

            than the spring…

            a castella cake

                                                Kogarashi Hatta

from“ku+1”, edited by Leona Takayama, Koji Yamada and Shinji Ueda, Kupurasu no Kai, Gunma, March, 2014

Fay’s Note:  Fay’s Note:  Kogarashi Hatta (1925-2012)

‘kasutera’ is a Japanese style sponge cake.  It was imitation of  a sponge cake of Castella region introduced to Japanese in the 16th century.

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