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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Yumoto Hotel


David’s English
cuckoo--
hot tub steam stirs
as does the grass

一茶
時鳥湯けぶりそよぐ草そよぐ
hototogisu yu keburi soyogu kusa soyogu

by Issa, 1813
Age 51 Second Month, he is living in Kashiwabara in a rented house. In autumn, his inheritance dispute finally settled, he moves into his family home.

sakuo comment
Issa at 51 years old visited hot spring in Yudanaka where he had found his lifelong friend named Kijyo Yumoto whose hotel and Issa memorial museum still exist. http://www.d8.dion.ne.jp/~fandy-y/history.html

sakuo renku
憂き世忘れて希杖とお湯へ
ukiyo wasurete kijyo to oyu he

forgetting troublesome worlds
bathe with Kijyo

2 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

that is a good renku, Sakuo san "
GABI

sakuo said...

Please Gabi san to visit Yudanaka
hot spring.
And watch at Issa musium.

sakuo.