Today’s Haiku (January 20, 2016)

正月も二十日過ぎたるかすていら  藤本美和子

shôgatsu mo hatsuka sugitaru kasuteira

              twenty days passed

              in New Year

              Castella sponge cake

                                          Miwako Fujimoto

from “Ganymede”, Vol. 62, December 1, 2014 issue, Dorinsha, Tokyo, Japan

Fay’s Note: ‘kasutera’ (Castella-style sponge cake) was introduced to Japan in 16th century by Portuguese.

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