SKKS X: 896

Written in the third month of the third year of Wado (711) when moving from the Fujiwara palace to Nara.


tobu tori no
asuka no sato o
kimi ga atari wa
miezu kamo aran
With the flying birds
Of Asuka estate
Left far behind,
My Lord’s resting place
Is gone from view, I’d say.

Empress Genmei (661-721, r. 707-715)

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