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Dairi no kiku awase 1

The Chrysanthemum Match during the reign of the Kanpyō Emperor.

The Gentlemen of the Left. For the chrysanthemum in the initial round, Kotategimi, a young courtier lad, was dressed as a woman, and brought in the flower, hiding his face with it. A further nine blooms were planted in a suhama. The form of the suhama was certainly very charming. The chrysanthemums had their names written on long strips of paper, which were twined about them in places to show them to their best advantage.

Initial Round: a chrysanthemum from Minase in Yamazaki

うちつけに水瀬は匂ひまされるをり人からか花の常かも

uchituke ni
minase Fa nioFi
masareru
wori Fito kara ka
Fana no tune kamo
Suddenly
Minase, with scent
Superb is filled –
Is it from a lady there, or
Are the blooms ever so?

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Minbukyō yukihira no uta’awase 6

Left
時鳥雲井の声を聞く人は心も空になりぞしにける

Fototogisu
kumowi no kowe wo
kiku Fito Fa
kokoro mo sora ni
nari zo sinikeru
A cuckoo
From the clouds your call
Folk hear, and
Their hearts with the skies
One do become!

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Right (Win)
小夜更けて起きて待たずば時鳥はつかなる音もいかで聞かまし

sayo Fukete
okite matazuba
Fototogisu
Fatukanaru ne mo
ikade kikamasi
A brief night dawns, and
Had I not awaited to arise
A cuckoo’s
Momentary cry
Somehow I might have heard…

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Minbukyō yukihira no uta’awase 3

Left
鳴くになど驚かるらむ時鳥呼ぶ人毎にありと聞きつつ

naku ni nado
odorokaruramu
Fototogisu
yobu Fito goto ni
ari to kikitutu
Why does your song
Startle me so
O, cuckoo?
All the folk you call
Are there, do I ever hear…

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Right (Win)
知らねども答へやせまし時鳥元つ人てふ声を哀れと

siranedomo
kotaFe ya semasi
Fototogisu
moto tu Fito teFu
kowe wo aFare to
I know it not, yet
I wonder will you reply,
O, cuckoo?
A familiar friend’s
Voice is moving, indeed.

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Eikyū hyakushu 412

人わたす三世の仏の名を聞けば昔罪も今や消ゆらむ

hito watasu
miyo no hotoke no
na o kikeba
mukashi no tsumi mo
ima ya kiyuramu
All folk
The three worlds’ Buddhas’
Names hear, and
Even sins from days long gone
Have now vanished all away.

Higo, from the Residence of the Kyōgoku Regent
京極関白家肥後