Thursday, April 19, 2007
by Issa, 1816
Mount Asama is a volcano in Issa's home province of Shinano, active during the poet's lifetime. The eruption of 1783, when Issa was twenty-one years old and living in Edo (today's Tokyo), killed 1,151 people.
yasasi keredo mo higeki wasurezu
even it’s tender but
couldn’t forget tragedy