SIS XVII: 1128

When Former Emperor Uda held an imperial excursion to Ōikawa, he stated that the place was truly suited to such an activity, and this was composed to inform His Majesty of the fact.


mine no momidi Fa
kokoro araba
ima Fitotabi no
miyuki matanan
On Ogurayama,
Had he maples on the peak
Any heart at all,
Now, for one more
Imperial visit would they await…

The Koichijō Grand Minister [Fujiwara no Tadahira]

KKS XVI: 832

Composed when the Horikawa Grand Minister had died, after the cremation on Mount Fukakusa was over.


Fukakusa no
nobe no sakura si
kokoro araba
kotosi bakari Fa
sumizome ni sake
At Fukakusa
In the meadows, had the cherry trees
Any heart at all,
For just this year
Would they bloom in charcoal hues.

Kamutsuke no Mineo