Wednesday, October 24, 2007
小林一茶 1819年 57歳
shimogare ya gofun no hagashi tsuchi dango
whitewash peeling off
the mud dumpling
1819 the most sad year of Issa.
His daughter was affected by smallpox.
As the general custom,he pray fox god,
offering the mud dumpling.
If the sickness would be recovered, the mud
would be painted whitewash.
But she died.
hagarete wagako anoyo he tabidatu
she gone to the other world