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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Toh-ji Temple

小林一茶 1792年
to^ bakari miete to^ji wa natsu kodachi
塔ばかり見へて東寺は夏木立

David's English
Toh Temple--
just its pagoda shows
over the summer trees

by Issa, 1792
The haiku refers to To^ji, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Shinji Ogawa comments, "[Issa] skillfully depicts the vigorous green foliage in summer without mentioning anything about the foliage itself."
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sakuo haiga

2 comments:

John McDonald said...

I love all of these sakuo san
john

sakuo said...

Thank you John san for your kind comment.
You always encourage me much.

sakuo.