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Friday, December 07, 2007

cherry blossom

一茶 1818年
花さくや伊達に加へし空ぎせる
hana saku ya date ni kuwaeshi kara giseru

David’s English
cherry blossoms--
playing the dandy, in my mouth
an empty pipe

sakuo comment
This ku comes from Kabuki, Japanese Opera that has started on Edo era
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabuki
One of famous number is siranami –gonin otoko (white wave 5men)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benten_Koz%C5%8D
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.

5 comments:

John McDonald said...

love this one sakuo san
john

sakuo said...

Dear John san thank you so much.

sakuo.

Sandra Vrooman said...

Sakuo san,
Very elegant.

Sandy

sakuo said...
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sakuo said...

thank you, sandra san for your compliment.
I visited your blog,finding your pictures so familiar to me.
Why does it so, i couldn't understand.

sakuo.