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Saturday, October 11, 2008

harvest moon

Issa  一茶
meigetsu ya yoko ni neru hito ogamu hito

名月や横に寝る人おがむ人


David's Englsh

harvest moon--

some are stretched out

some praying


by Issa, 1821 .



Originally, I envisioned only two people in the scene: "next to the sleeping man/ a praying man." Shinji Ogawa, however, visualizes more people: "some are lying down/ some praying." Several people, not just two, would typically attend a traditional Japanese moon-gazing party.http://cat.xula.edu/issa/


sakuo haiga



At this time he has lost three babies, and his wife was pregnant fourth baby.



2 comments:

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

Beautiful Haiga Sakuo san ~

sakuo said...

Thank you narayanan san for your comment.

sakuo.