This poem was composed by His Majesty recollecting the occasion of a walk with Her Majesty the Empress in summer of last year during Their stay Nasu Imperial Villa, while recalling cherished memories of Emperor Showa and Empress Kojun, in the meadow near the Omei-Tei(Bird-Chorus Arbor) where in former days They had all walked together.
At about the same time as the young Imperial Guards begin to man their various posts of duty, the young plants in the palace Grounds come into the bud and start to burgeon, and Her Majesty composed Her poem reflecting this. (Note : groups of new Imperial Guards are inducted into their duties twice a year, one group in Spring and one in Autumn. this poem refers to Spring.)
When Their Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince and Princess visited four Middle Eastern countries in 1994, an Arabian horse named Ahazeej was presented by H.M.Sultan Qaboos of the Sultanate of Oman. Since then, Their Imperial Highnesses have been keeping a warm watch over Ahazeej as she is cared for at the Imperial Farm. This poem recalls how, when they visited the Farm, their favorite horse could be seen running about the grass of the spacious grazing land.
Their Imperial Highnesses find enjoyment in occasionally walking through nature and viewing the plant life. Since their marriage, they have spent some time every year at the Imperial Villa in Nasu. This poem recalls Her Imperial Highness's joy at learning the names of the little autumn flowers they see on their walks together there.