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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

fruit of labor

Masajo 真砂女 1994 age 88

働いて作りし花見衣かな
hataraite tsukurishi hanamigoromo kana

Lee and Emiko’s English
fruit of my labor:
this cherry blossom viewing
kimono

Seasonal word: cherry blossom viewing (spring)
Note: Usually the husband buys kimono for his wife, but Masajo
earned her kimono for cherry blossom viewing by working in her pub.
Cherry blossom viewing kimonos are usually very fancy and expensive,
and can cost one million yen( about $10,000) or more. Masajo shows her pride.

sakuo haiga

2 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

nice haiga, its always nice when you give us a little of the tradition also

much love
gillena

sakuo said...

Thank you Gillena san,
Your comment always encourage me much!

sakuo.