The ancient rice field
Saturated by gray clouds
Of US warplanes above
Just walked through this beautiful landscape and was struck by the contrast of its timeless serenity and the roaring of the ceaseless American warplanes flying overhead towards Yokosuka. It is a melancholy feeling indeed and brought forth an unsolicited haiku.
I wanted to add more to this post. All day long military planes and helicopters are flying over Saitama which I assume are on their way to Yokosuka airbase. It is a strange thing to see your country’s (empire’s) aircraft flying over a sovereign nation. It has been this way since the end of World War II so the locals no longer seem to notice it.