umbrella-hatssun hats...trust in Buddha!
49 years old, he lost his last teeth. Next year he will return toKasihabara. He has gotten the upper class in the haikuist ranking of Japan.
雨笠や 日笠や 仏信じけり
amagasa ya higasa ya hotoke sinjikeri
ama-gasa mo higasa mo anata makase kana
The phrase anata makase ("trust in the Beyond!") refers specifically to trusting in the saving power of Amida Buddha. "Umbrella-hats" (ama-gasa) and "parasols" (higasa) protect from rain and sun, respectively. Issa's meaning seems to be: Rain or shine, the best course is to trust in Buddha!
Rain or shine, I trust Buddha on every thing !