Poem written by Yasujirō Ozu on the death of his mother in 1962:
Down in the valley it is already spring
Clouds of cherry blossoms;
But here, the sluggish eye, the taste of mackerel -
The blossoms are melancholy
And the flavor of sake becomes bitter.
[Note: 'the taste of mackerel' translates as 'sanma no aji', the Japanese title of An Autumn Afternoon]