Monthly Archives: December 2013

Hyakunin Isshu No. 13

Recently I’ve been attempting to memorize all of the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (a famous collection of 100 poems by 100 poets), so you’ll probably be seeing a lot of little posts like this. This poem was written by the retired Emperor … Continue reading

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Lessons in Classical Japanese Poetry 3: Makurakotoba and A Personal Poem by Hitomaro

First of all I would like to apologize for my loooong absence. I had my hands full between the JAT Translation contest and JLPT N1 study which I needed to focus on after that. Plus, I’m not going to lie, … Continue reading

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