Thursday, June 4, 2009

#024 Sugawara no Michizane

Kan Ke

Kono tabi wa
Nusa mo toriaezu
Momiji no nishiki
Kami no mani mani

Sugawara no Michizane

At the present time,
Since I could bring no offering,
See Mount Tamuke!
Here are brocades of red leaves,
As a tribute to the gods.

Sugawara no Michizane (845-903) was an excellent scholar, poet, and politician.
In nowadays, he is worship as a god of study.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

#023 Oe no Chisato

Oe no Chisato

Tsuki mireba
Chiji ni mono koso
Kanashi kere
Waga mi hitotsu no
Aki ni wa aranedo

Oe no Chisato

As I view the moon,
Many things come into my mind,
And my thoughts are sad;
Yet it's not for me alone,
That the autumn time has come.

We, Japanese love the moon, and have a sentimental feeling on the moon.