Haiku reader Quotes in My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
Haiku reader Quotes:
[Nonoko went missing and has been found]
Haiku reader: Joyful laughter breaks the silence of an autumn eve.
[Takashi takes a picture of his family without them noticing]
Haiku reader: A lone figure / back turned / receding into the mist.
[Grandma goes to see a dying friend at the hospital]
Haiku reader: No sign of Death's approach in the cicadas' voices.
[Noboru receives a call from a girlfriend]
Haiku reader: The scent of plums / on a mountain path / suddenly dawn.
[Mr Yamada eats dinner while his wife watches TV]
Haiku reader: Turn towards me / I'm lonely too / the Autumn dusk.
[Takashi imagines that he is a hero]
Haiku reader: How cruel, / a grasshopper trapped / under a warrior's helmet.
[the Yamadas walk off into the sunset]
Haiku reader: The ocean in spring / the gentle rolling of the waves / all day long.
[the Yamada family meets Takashi on his way home and they return together]
Haiku reader: A spring shower / dressed for rain / talking as they go.
Haiku reader: Fleeting dreams / an octopus making its home in a trap / a summer moon.
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