Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hirohito: Emperor of Japan by Leonard Mosley



"Yomo no umi
Mina harakara to
Omou yo ni
Nado namikaze no
Tachisawagaruramu."


The seas surround all quarters of the globe
And my heart cries out to the nations of the world.
Why then do the winds and waves of strife
Disrupt the peace between us?


- a poem written by Emperor Meiji, grandfather of Hirohito

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