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Friday, October 27, 2006

visiting by ship

David’s English
"I see Mokubo Temple!"
"I see!"
ladies with parasols

一茶
木母寺が見ゆる見ゆると日傘哉
mokuboji ga miyuru miyuru to higasa kana

1803, Age 42 staying in Edo. His father die before three years.
Mokubo Temple was famous in Edo.
It’s festival held in spring and is big event.

sakuo Renku
川辺のお寺舟でお参り
kawa-be no otera fune de omairi

The temple near the River
visiting by ship


David’s comment
Issa doesn't directly mention "ladies" in his original text, but Shinji Ogawa suggests that the closing image, higasa ("parasol"), is meant to evoke "ladies with parasols."

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1 comment:

. Gabi Greve said...

Dear Sakuo san,
what a lovely haiga!!!

Here is more on the temple Mokubo-Ji

http://darumapilgrim.blogspot.com/2006/10/mokubo-ji-and-umewakamaru.html

It must have been quite lovely during the Edo period.

GABI