Tanka written by Tatsuo Kawai after the Government House reception to celebrate his inauguration as Japan's first ambassador to Australia, March 1941. Kawai writes of his first impressions of John Curtin.

Tanka in Original Japanese

Original Japanese version of tanka written by Tatsuo Kawai

English Translation of Tanka

English Translation of Tanka Written by Tatuso Kawai










From: Translations 3; completed translation, ca. 2002. Records of Bob Wurth. JCPML01219/72.