Chapter 2Mami sent me a letter today. She wrote:
I’m happy. Soon you will come to Japan. I will meet you at Fukuoka airport. Soon we will be together again. We have lived alone for a few months, so we have much to talk about.
Japan has four seasons. So does New Zealand. But their seasons are opposite. Now, in New Zealand it is autumn. In Japan, it is spring.
The weather will be important for us, because Mami and I will be camping for much of the time. In New Zealand, I bought a small tent and two light sleeping bags. They are only for summer. If the weather gets bad, then we will get cold. In Japan, as we travel north, I hope that the weather will grow warm. We start from Satamisaki in the south, in April.
In two weeks, I will fly to Japan. I like Japan. I have been there before. I even have a Japanese hobby. I enjoy writing haiku, but in English, not Japanese. Ten years ago, when I was first in Japan, I started writing them. I would like to write some haiku during my trip. I usually write one or two haiku each day.