Composed when he had gone to Michinoku, and saw the flowers blooming at the barrier of Nakoso.
|Fuku kaze wo
nakoso no seki to
mitimose ni tiru
|The gusting wind
Comes not to the barrier of Nakoso,
I thought, yet
The road is blocked with fallen
Mountain cherry blossom.
Minamoto no Yoshi’ie (1039-1106)