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SKKS VI: 668

Composed when the gentlemen of the court were composing in the conception of yearning after mountain snow just before dawn.

をとは山さやかに見ゆる白雪をあけぬとつぐるとりのこゑかな

otowa yama
sayaka ni miyuru
shirayuki o
akenu to tsuguru
tori no koe kana
Mount Otowa
Appears clearly:
Snow’s whiteness
Brightening-announced by
The cock’s crow.

Retired Emperor Takakura (1161-1188; r. 1168-1180)

KKS V: 256

When he had gone down to Ishiyama, he saw the autumn leaves at Otowayama and composed:

秋風のふきにし日よりおとは山峰のこずゑも色づきにけり

aki kaze no
Fukinisi Fi yori
wotoFayama
mine no kozuwe mo
irodukinikeri
The Autumn wind
Blew and since that day
On Otowa Mountain
The tips of the trees on the peak
Have been touched with colour.

Ki no Tsurayuki (Ca. 872-945)
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