On the afternoon of March 27, I visited the temple named Shouhei-ji （勝平寺） near my house in Akita-city （秋田市）.
In the graveyard is an image of Buddha, which was built recently for those who died leaving nobody to look after their graves.
Visiting there, I found snowflakes wandering over the image of Buddha.
I felt as if each snowflake is the spirit of the victim killed by the earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
I also felt as if the spirits are crying in tears over Buddha, and Buddha did too.
praying for spirits
seirei ni namida no budda inori keri
praying for survivors
butsu rui ya nokorisi mono no sachi inoru
― Hidenori Hiruta