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MYS VIII: 1637

A poem by His Majesty, the Retired Emperor [Genshō].

波太須珠寸 尾花逆葺 黒木用 造有室者 迄萬代

はだすすき尾花逆葺き黒木もち造れる室は万代までに

hadasusuki
obana sakapuki
kuroki moti
tukureru muro pa
yoroduyo made ni
Silver
Grass, reversed, for thatch, and
With unbarked lumber
Made, this rude dwelling
For ten thousand generations, surely will endure…