u no mane wa u yori jyo^zu-na kodomo kana
outdoing the cormorant
with a fine imitation...
by Issa, 1819
Japanese fishermen use cormorants. Tied to a tether, these sea birds dive for fish that they are forced to disgorge.
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As the cormorant do, poor street boy ask money from walker
but his money is robbed by his parent.