Monthly Archives: August 2013

Something Lost, by Shuntaro Tanikawa

I’m getting tired of the Tsukuru translation (it’s a lot of work and I’m not sure how much more of it I will be doing), so I decided to try and translate a poem by my favorite contemporary Japanese poet, … Continue reading

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Lessons in Classical Japanese Poetry 2: Hitomaro and Akahito

This is my second post on classical Japanese literature. This time I focus on two famous mid-Man’yōshū poets, Kakinomoto no hitomaro and Amabe no akahito. We saw in my previous post that early Manyoshu poems

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