SKS I: 29

Composed during the reign of former Emperor Ichijō, when His Majesty was presented with a gift of some eightfold cherry blossom from Nara and, being in attendance, he ordered her to composed a poem on this gift of blossom.


inishie no
nara no miyako no
kyō kokonoe ni
nioinuru kana
The ancient
Capital of Nara had
Eightfold cherry blossom, that
Today within the ninefold palace
Does shine!

Ise no Taiyū

A kuzushiji version of the poem's text.
Created with Soan.

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