in Katsushikalike old times, unchanged...Doll Festival
42 years old, live in Edo, getting new haiku friends in Natume's group.And Nakamura and other haiku friend had come to Edo from Kasihabara, his home village.
葛飾や 昔変らぬ 雛祭り
katusika ya mukashi kawaranu hinamaturi
katusika ya mukashi no mama no hiina kana
I have watched two of the similar haiku related to Katushika
made in 1804.
katsushika ya doko ni sunde mo hototogisu
you even live herein Katsushika!cuckoo 1804
katsushika ya tôku futte mo aki no ame
in Katsushikafalling in the distance...autumn rain 1804
They have all same tone that express Issa's disfavour to this district of Katsushika .I think Katushika is not the name of place but the sect's nameof haiku. At this time he has been moving from Katsushika-sect to Natume group. The former was traditional but too conservative.Issa had trouble with this sect .