field by my hut
field by my hut--
no thank-you offering
for the scarecrow
５１ years old, On January the thirteen memorial party of his father's death , the negotiation of father's asset has finished. Many times he visited haiku friend in North Sinano. On June and July he was ill in bed for blotch .
我畠や 助け断る 案山子哉
waga hata ya tasuke kotowaru kagasi kana
io no hata kagashi osame mo nakari keri
Literally, Issa doesn't identify the hut or scarecrow as his, but this seems to be the implication.Shinji Ogawa explains that kagashi osame "is a ceremony to show appreciation for the scarecrow's efforts by offering some food and sake on the Tenth Day of Tenth Month of the lunar calendar." This ceremony, he adds, was "observed especially in Issa's province of Shinano, present-day Nagano Prefecture."
After long struggle with his brother's family, Issa has got father's asset.But his neighbours were all his brother's side. Scarecrow's offering for the harvest was not in his field,that means nobody celebrated his success on the asset negotiation.