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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

tomorrow, Festival

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Issa 一茶
御旅所を吾もの顔やかたつぶり
o-tabisho wo waga mono-gao ya katatsuburi

David’s English
imperial inn--
acting like he owns it
a snail

sakuo Renku
明日は祭りだ御輿は揃った
asu ha mature da mikosi ha sorotssuta

tomorrow is the festival
portable shrines lined up

sakuo's Comment
Imperial inn is a kind of shrine where god takes temporary rest.
At festival, portable shrines coming from each area gather at here
and march to the head shrine.

3 comments:

Eric said...

very cool.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love this one!

sakuo said...

andrew lockhart san,
Thank you for your comment.

sakuo.