Tokyo is very seldom called “the Big Persimmon,” but some have used the term. There is a blog called “The Big Persimmon” (http://little-wings.com/wordpress/).
ON-SITE: A MONTH IN TOKYO
by Lawrence Rogers
May 24, 2001
I’m startled on the train in from the airport by a sudden and violent blast of air that hits the train’s windows as another train passes by in the opposite direction on the next track. You forget these everyday things when you’ve been away. The shock generates a haiku moment.
An air blast rattles windows
in the Big Persimmon
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