When the Regent and Grand Minister [Fujiwara no Yoshitsune] was Colonel of the Left, he held a poetry competition in one hundred rounds at his house. A poem composed on the oak tree.
nami sae iro ni
hahaso no mori ni
|Untouched by changing seasons are
The waves, yet have they taken colour,
On Izumi river;
In the oak groves
Storms rage through, it seems.
Fujiwara no Sada’ie