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Ginkgo at Tokeiji: Women’s Sanctuary from 1285-1902

photo by Carmen Sterba
photo by Carmen Sterba

Ginkgo, have you stood here

like this for hundreds of years?

Did you watch over the battered wives

in the women’s sanctuary?

And will you remember me

when I return to Tokeiji?

© Carmen Sterba

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