Japanese word for celebration

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Laughter rolls
down the street
ahead of them
like marbles.

People step out
of the way,
pleased
to make room
for such joy.

We two
quietly yearn
to join the celebration,
this particular way
of being happy
in the company
of others.

Extravagant
and careless.

Red balloon days.

{The Japanese word for celebration is shukugakai.}

2 comments

  1. Very neat.

    I host a weekly link party called “Oh, the PLACES I’ve been!” and would love to have you join. The link goes up Thursdays at 7 pm EST. Hope to see you there!

    – The Tablescaper

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