Shiretoko Love Song
(Translated by Sadao Mazuka) Shiretoko Cape is where I met you in the serene air. You picked a sweetbrier flower there and put it in your hair. Then I said I love you so, but you only smiled at me. 'Cause you knew that I was drunk the night before. The midnight sun was rising far over the Kurile Islands. You walked along the beach with waves that shone in the rising sun. I tried to catch you on the sand, but you went behind the rocks.
I am sure that you said you love me amidst the roaring waves.You are now going over the hill saying “Goodbye my dear”. I knew that you were forced to live here in Rausu Village. I hope you never forget that I loved you the most. And say “Hello” when you met a lonely white gull. A lonely white gull.(2008.8.14)