During the reign of the Tamura Emperor, when he was confined to Suma in the province of Tsu for certain reasons, he sent this to someone in the capital.


wakuraba ni
toFu Fito araba
suma no ura ni
mosiFo taretutu
wabu to kotaFeyo
If of me
Folk should come enquiring, then as
On the beach at Suma
The seaweed ever drips,
I suffer—answer that!

Ariwara no Yukihira

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