Saturday, April 08, 2006
me too Original style
33 years old , visiting Matuyama city in Sikoku island.
shôfû no san-zon mitari ume no yado
I view three masters
of the original style...
plum blossom inn
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.
Finding Basho, Kikaku and Sodo who is teacher’s teacher of Issa in the hanging scrolls,Issa was very impressed .
sodou no mago desi ware mata syoufu
Grand pupil of Sodo