SKKS II: 151

Composed at the Kyokusui Festival.

から人のふねをうかべてあそぶてふけふぞわがせこ花かづらせよ

karabito no
fune o ukabete
asobu chô
kyô zo wa ga seko
hana kazuraseyo
The folk of Cathay
Set boats adrift
For pleasure, so they say,
Today it is my friends
With flowers in their hair.

Middle Councillor [Ōtomo no] Yakamochi
大伴家持

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