SKKS VI: 668

Composed when the gentlemen of the court were composing in the conception of yearning after mountain snow just before dawn.


otowa yama
sayaka ni miyuru
shirayuki o
akenu to tsuguru
tori no koe kana
Mount Otowa
Appears clearly:
Snow’s whiteness
Brightening-announced by
The cock’s crow.

Retired Emperor Takakura (1161-1188; r. 1168-1180)

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