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Saturday, April 08, 2006

me too Original style


1795
33 years old , visiting Matuyama city in Sikoku island.

Issa
正風の三尊見たり梅の宿     
shôfû no san-zon mitari ume no yado

David’s English
I view three masters
of the original style...
plum blossom inn

David's Comment
This obscure haiku is clarified by its prose context in Issa's journal. He was visiting Matsuyama on Shikoku Island, where he saw three hanging scrolls containing haiku by Bashô and two other poets of Bashô's school ("original style"): Kikaku and Sodô. I thank Takashi Kasegawa, president of the Shiki Museum in Matsuyama, for providing information on this haiku.

sakuo Renku
Finding Basho, Kikaku and Sodo who is teacher’s teacher of Issa in the hanging scrolls,Issa was very impressed .

素堂の孫弟子 我又正風
sodou no mago desi ware mata syoufu

Grand pupil of Sodo
me too
Original style

1 comment:

. Gabi Greve said...

This is great, Sakuo san.

sanzon, usually, means three Buddha Statues.

Greetings from Gabi
http://happyhaiku.blogspot.com/2006_04_01_happyhaiku_archive.html

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