Tag Archives: Ōigawa

GSIS VI: 379

Composed in the Tenth Month of Jōhō 3 [1076] when the reigning emperor had made a progress to the River Ōi to go hunting.

大井川ふるきながれを尋ねきて嵐のやまの紅葉をぞ見る

oFowigaFa
Furuki nagare wo
tadunekite
arasi no yama no
momidi wo zo miru
The River Ōi:
This ancient flow
Have I come to visit, and
Around the mount of storms,
Scarlet leaves I see!

Emperor Shirakawa
白河院

GSIS VI: 377

Composed when His Majesty’s gentlemen had gone to the River Ōi on the first day of the Tenth Month to compose poetry.

落ちつもる紅葉をみれば大井川井堰に秋もとまる なりけり

otitumoru
momidi wo mireba
oFowigaFa
iseki ni aki mo
tomaru narikeri
Fallen in piles are
The scarlet leaves – when I see them at
The River Ōi
The weirs and dams autumn
Have held in place…

Former Major Councillor Kintō
前大納言公任

Tametadake shodo hyakushu 235

篝火の見えぬ夜ぞなき大堰川おなじ鵜舟やおりのぼるらむ

kagaribi no
mienu yo zo naki
ōikawa
onaji ubune ya
orinoboruramu
Torches
Never go unseen at night
On the River Ōi:
Is it always the same cormorant boat
That plies back and forth?

Fujiwara no Tametada  (? – 1136)
藤原為忠

SIS VIII: 455

During the same reign, when there was an imperial excursion and His Majesty commanded the composition of poems.

大井河川辺の松に事問はむかかる御幸やありし昔も

oFowigawa
kaFabe no matu ni
koto toFamu
kakaru miyuki ya
arisi mukasi mo
At Ōigawa:
O, pine trees on the bank
I would ask you something:
Was there ever such an imperial visit
In the days of long ago?

Ki no Tsurayuki