This is Mitsuyo Shibata Tao, Kiyoko Tokutomi's sister,
during one of the commemorative events recently held
in celebration of the 40 Anniversary
of the founding of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society.
Kiyoko was not without family during her adult life in California.
Two of her sisters lived nearby, with their families.
as well as other member's of Kiyoshi's family,
who were from this area. (Photo by Patricia Machmiller.)
and here I am wishing to share
this crushed ice
with its redwoods
springing to their full heights
the mountain laughs
From Kiyoko's Sky,
Brooks Books, 2002,pages 105 and 88.