Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Rat Day

by Issa
year unknown but same haikus in 1817 .
As formal wears instead of [formal trousers] there are used [courtier’s cap] and [a sword strapped] in those haikus.

Dr. David translates and comments

sakuo comment
Starting at Royal court, the Rat Day became popular spring festival
in Edo era.
Probably Issa would see his first son among the children.
He has died on May last year

Szeryng / Rubinstein - Beethoven Sonata No. 5 "Spring"

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