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Thudding Nutmeg Haiku : Mainichi Shimbun, Japan’s National Daily Since 1922 – Haiku in English, Today

Nutmeg, the spice associated with holiday cheer, has a less than cheerful history. Fort Nassau was the first Dutch fort built on Banda island, the main island of the Banda Islands, part of Maluku (Moluccas or Spice islands) in Indonesia, completed in 1609. Its purpose was to control the trade in nutmeg, which at that time was only grown in the Banda Islands.



Ken Sawitri (Indonesia) Published for the 1st time in Haiku in English, The Mainichi, Japan’s National Daily Since 1922, April 28th, 2016 Selected by Master Isamu Hashimoto


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