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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

fukagawa


Issa 一茶 1817 age 52.

深川や舟も一組とし忘
fukagawa ya fune mo hito-gumi toshiwasure

David's English

Fukagawa-- 
on a boat, too, a party 
drinks away the year

This haiku refers to an end-of-year drinking party. Fukagawa is a neighborhood in Edo (today's Tokyo) on Sumida River's east bank. The great haiku poet Basho^ lived there in his Basho^-an ("Banana-leaf hermitage").
http://cat.xula.edu/issa/


sakuo haiga



6 comments:

Magyar said...

I've never had Saki... Egri-Bikaver
is my choice. I like the subliminal shadows in your painting. Cheers, Sakuo San! _m

Gillena Cox said...

You captured a beautiful serene night scene. We have such a boat called The Caribbean Queen which goes around the islands

much love
gillena

John McDonald said...

enjoyed these last two sakuo san
john

sakuo said...

Thank you Magyar san,
Egri-Bikaver is your favorite vodka?
Your sharp observation made me pleased very much.

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Gillena san,
Thank you for your kind comment.
I wish to get on the Caribbean Queen.
And find this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkXV5O5GfJ8

sakuo.

sakuo said...

Thank you John san,
Your comments always encourage me much!

sakuo.