Saturday, March 19, 2005

survive a radish, even fall of winter rain.

rainy winter night

David English
rainy winter night--only one radish remains

-Issa, 1803
41 years old , living in Edo. 1801 his father has died. Asset problemhas started that has continued for eleven years. Visiting around Bousou. Getting acquaintance with Mr Akimoto, who was a rich brewery owner.

sakuo Japanese
氷雨の夜 大根一本 残しけり
hisame no yo daikon ittupon nokori keri

Issa Original
shigure yo to ippon nokosu daikon kana

sakuo image 
I feel strong will of Issa for reserving radish.
Even if cold winter rain fall, I will keep this radish for it's surviving.
Issa would think as above at this time when he had asset trouble.

Issa site

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