December 20th, 2006

Egrets Reading

Translation from Japanese needed

Can anyone tell me what this plate says? I suspect that it might be a haiku. I bought it at a new store in the local shopping mall called "Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle" as a kukai gift for my haiku group.

As part of our workshop, we have little kukai gifts for the writers of the haiku with the most points.

The clerk at the store said that it was "one of those Asian poetic saying things" which, of course, had me wondering if it might actually be a haiku, based upon the layout of the characters on the plate.

Can anyone read it?