Tag Archives: Oshio

Sanekata Shū 73

Composed when Controller Tametō said he was going pheasant hunting on hearing that his lady at Sanjō had given birth to their first child.

きゞすゝむ小塩の原の小松原とりはじめたる千代のかずかも

kigisu sumu
wosiFo no Fara no
komatubara
toriFazimetaru
tiyo no kazu kamo
Pheasant roosting
Oshio Fields
Pine saplings do but
Begin to number
The one thousand generations of his years.

SKKS XIX: 1900

For a picture of Oshio Mountain, on a screen in the Saisho Hall of the Four Heavenly Kings.

をしほ山神のしるしを松の葉にちぎりしいろはかへる物かは

oshio yama
kami no shirushi o
matsu no ha ni
chigirishi iro wa
kaeru mono ka wa
Oshio Mountain,
The God’s blessing
Awaits; yet the pine needles’–
On which He made his vow–hue
Is not like to ever change…

Former Abbot Jien
慈円

KKS XVII: 871

Composed on the occasion of a visit to Ōharano by the Nijō Empress, when she was still known as the Mother of the Crown Prince.

おほはらやをしほの山もけふこそは神世の事も思ひいづらめ

oFoFara ya
wosiFo no yama mo
keFu koso Fa
kamiyo no koto mo
omoFi idurame
At Ohara,
Even Mount Oshio will
On this special day
The doings of the Age of Gods
Bring back to mind, I’d say!

Narihira
業平