Due to the resounding success of the bang-out-a-haiku-for-a-banzuke approach adopted back in March, the format will remain the same this time too. Also, topic wise there are no restrictions again — so whether your effort is humorous or even heartfelt, just stick to the format and you’ll be in with a chance*.
Is five, followed by seven
Then five to finish
Finally, as a bit of inspiration — and an excuse to once again show off a rare decent-ish photo — is a picture of Toki and his phenomenal facial hair.
(click image for super-sized sideburns)
*Winners will be announced (and contacted by email) on August 20th, as I’m on holiday until then. Tokyo Times however will continue to be updated due to a backlog of mildly interesting pictures and the fantastic invention of ‘future posting’.