Masaaki Kimura


I was born in Japan in 1955.

I have been writing poems, painting abstracts and playing improvisational flute music since 1971.

I started writing in English after I stayed in Southern California for 7 months in 1976.

Where to find Masaaki Kimura online


Decency (Paintings Poetry Flute Improvisation English)
With improvisational flute music.

上品さ (詩 絵画 フルート 即興音楽 Japanese)

I put everything together; minimalistic poetry (actually just words), art, and improvisational music. It is also a contemporary interpretation of traditional haiku drawing.


You set the price! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Japanese Poetry
This book of short poems consists of 100 haiku-like poems. Haiku is a Japanese poetry style characterized by conciseness and full imagination. Haiku has some rules, but I wildly freed myself from any kind of restrictions and created a new minimalistic style.
100 New Poems
You set the price! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
These unfettered short poems are written based on the thought of "less is more".
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 130. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Japanese Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Asian poetry
95 poems with 95 abstract paintings.
Rain after Wind
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 90. Language: Japanese. Published: March 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Japanese Poetry, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
「風が吹いて雨が降った日」(Rain after Wind) 木村正明の日本語の詩画集2作目。 どんなにたわいのない詩でも、すべての詩は魂の叫びです。私の魂の叫びを聞いてください。俳句のように短い詩がほとんどですが、長くて少しくどい詩もあります。性格が出てしまうんですね。 それぞれの詩に私が描いた抽象画がついています。画像といっしょにしたので、文字が少しぼやけているかもしれませんが、それも味わいと、許してください。
English Flashcards Level 1-1to1-9
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: Japanese. Published: March 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
英語塾30年の経験からたどり着いた結論、それは語彙を確かなものにすることでした。語彙を増やすだけでなく、一語一語の確実なイメージを脳に焼き付けることでした。それが文法的な理解、分類、類推の基礎になります。単語をたくさん覚えることで、英語のテストが0点の人も100点の人も、簡単に英語力を伸ばすことができます。 単語をむやみに暗記するのは退屈で、しかもストレスが大きく、効果的ではないとされています。しかし「カードで英語」のシリーズは、単純でストレスが少なく、退屈するほど長時間勉強する必要はありません。
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 920. Language: Japanese. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Japanese Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Spring of Happiness
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Japanese Poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
One hundred jewel-like short poems with one hundred simple abstract paintings. Some poems are so pared that the bodies are even shorter than the titles. Others consist of several broken words and sentences, which allows the readers’ philosophy to flow with imagination. And all the poems are written for the purpose of stirring your intrinsic happiness from sleep.

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D. D. Riessen
Latest book: East Side. Published March 29, 2018. (5.00 from 1 review)

Smashwords book reviews by Masaaki Kimura

  • Light Years Away on Feb. 10, 2012

    This short story reminded me of Shinich Hoshi, a Japanese short sci-fi story writer. Like Hoshi’s innumerable short short stories Light Years Away has a taste of wit and satire, and makes you think about the world where we are living now. Dave’s short stories always give you clear images and certain obscurity at the same time. The obscurity allows your imagination to slip into his well-structured small world. Your imagination, in turn, together with his somewhat simple fictional arrangement, creates a memorable impression in yourself. But do not take it too seriously. His stories are best fit for fun reading. Just try his other ones.
  • Sometime Tomorrow on Jan. 30, 2014

    This is a fiction built up on a lot of daily-life reality and real human feelings based on the author’s close study on the people of 21st century. As my first language is Japanese I first found it a little difficult to keep up with the quick changes of the time and places in each chapter. But scattered facts and scenes, words and images, people and their characteristics, desires and resignation, all are accumulated or refined toward the climax. By reading the first 44 chapters out of 67 you can adjust yourself to the future, and you will find yourself living with each of the characters in the latter half of the story. If you want a true satisfaction of reading, this one is it!
  • Reflections on April 01, 2018

    A shade of sadness lingering through this short story somehow brings me a sweet happiness. You can read it with your little ones or you can enjoy it all by yourself. The beautiful pictures enhance your imagination.
  • East Side on April 10, 2018

    Honey. I remembered when I tasted horse chestnut honey for the first time. It tasted rather old and I didn't like the smell very much. But when eaten with toast or used for cooking, it created a perfect harmony, and I often found myself eating it directly from the jar. East Side is a book for those who like to relax, listen to good music, and wander through the past and a little future. It can make your life brighter without too many twists and turns. And If you like a little strange honey, I definitely recommend this one!