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As I spiritually view the land of the rising sun,
The land of kotodama, where all springs from the one,
Where Anjin San visited and a new journey began,
Where the lotus flower bloomed from which Aikido sprang.
Where cherry blossoms grow then as the petals fall,
The kami of the kamikazi, I can here them call,
I see the snow topped peak of Fuji yet below nothing at all,
A land of history and mystery like the soul of us all.
And as the sun meets the sky and the moon meets the sea,
A devine calm descends and spreads through humanity,
I see O'Sensei smiling, raising a toast, a bowl of best saki,
I smile back and raise a toast, a nice hot cup of tea.