Wasuraruru Mi naran to omo Kokoro koso Wasure nu yori mo Omoi nari-kere. "To wish to be forgotten by the beloved is a soul-task harder far than trying not to forget." Poem by Kimiko. The name is on a paper-lantern at the entrance of a house in the Street of the Geisha. Seen at night the street is one of the queerest in the world.
Iro wa nioedo Chirinuru wo Woga yo tore zo Tsune naran? Ui no okuyama Kyo koete, Asaki yume miji Ei mo sezu. The colours are bright, but The petals fall! In this world of ours who Shall remain forever? To-day crossing The high mountains of mutability, We shall see no fleeting dreams, Being inebriate no longer.