Briefly I slept
the one I love
Now I place my faith
in this thing called dreams
~Ono no Komachi
The Lady Komachi
Ono no Komachi is considered one of the 6 poetic immortals in Japan, the only woman in this group of early Heian1 poets. There are many literary works in Japan about her great beauty and misfortune. This tanka2 is from book XII of the Kokinshū. It alludes to the then common belief that dreaming of the one you loves meant that they desired you. But there is an undertone of sadness here, that although she once met her lover in a dream, now he will never come.
Daily Photo: I Waited At Home For You, But You Never Came
Initially I only snapped this scene to later show off how small Japanese home garages are, but later when I looked at it I noticed a different story.