Sanekata Shū 166

When Retired Emperor Kazan paid a visit to Kumano, I accompanied him as far as the province of Tsu and one evening, on seeing many fisher-folk on the shoreline:


yuFunagi ni
isona kari ni to
ama no amata mo
miyuru ura kana
In the calm before the evening’s sea-breeze,
Gathering seaweed,
A school of fisher-folk:
Plain to see upon this shore…

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