hana saku ya date ni kuwaeshi kara giseru
playing the dandy, in my mouth
an empty pipe
This ku comes from Kabuki, Japanese Opera that has started on Edo era
One of famous number is siranami –gonin otoko (white wave 5men)
It is 5 robber’s story , among them there is an actor wearing female dress.
His name is Benten-kozou, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benten_Koz%C5%8D
He stout famous phrase with pipe under cherry blossom.
Issa made this ku, imaging this drama.