Is momiji “autumn leaves”? Or “yellow leaves”?

In modern times, ``momiji'' is mostly written as ``autumn leaves.'' However, in the ancient poetry collection Manyoshu, the expression ``yellow leaves'' is overwhelmingly used, and there are almost no expressions that refer to red autumn leaves. ``Akiyama's yellow leaves confuse the bushes, and Yamado is looking for his younger sister...

What is the meaning of composing waka in modern times?

In recent years, there has been a "Reiwa tanka boom." One article stated, ``More and more young people are composing their own songs using pop words and posting them on SNS.'' However, this is just a ``Tanka'', and ``Waka'' remains the same as ``The unknown things of the buried tree...''

Compare and understand the difference between “waka” and “tanka”!

令和和歌所では「和歌」を詠んでいます。ここで湧いてくるのが、和歌と(現代)短歌の違いはなにか? という素朴な疑問です。 表面的に明らかなのは、和歌は「大和言葉(やまとことば)=和語」のみを用いて詠むということです。そもそ...

Otomo Iemochi ~ Manyo fashionable song of a wandering person who doesn't own a home ~

Who are the poets who represent the Manyoshu? Names such as the great poets ``Kakimoto Hitomaro'' and ``Yamabe Akato'' and the two greats of the Tsukushi poetry circle ``Otomo Tabito'' and ``Yamagami Nokira'' may also be mentioned. However, the number one person is probably this person, ``Otomo Yakamochi''. Manyo...

Song match/title: “Shinobu Kohi”

``Shinobukohi'' is a type of love that occurs in the early stages of love, and is a type of love that is secretly kept to oneself, without letting the person in love know, or without the people around you knowing. This is the basic attitude of men in love, the so-called "man's song" of love. on the other hand...

About Kazuyo Higuchi (Natsuko)’s song

Kazuyo Higuchi studied poetry, calligraphy, and classical literature such as The Tale of Genji at the poetry school ``Hagi-no-sha,'' run by the poet Utako Nakajima. The writing style of ``eclectic eclectic style'' and the underlying theme of ``unrequited love'' that are common to Kazuyo's works had their foundation in the classical education she learned at Hagi-no-sha.

Learn each movement of "Hyakunin Isshu (List)", a requiem for Waka and the Heian Dynasty!

``Hyakunin Isshu'' is a requiem written by ``Fujiwara Teika'', a poet who is dedicated to the art of poetry, for the Rising Sun Dynasty and its cultural pillar, waka. → ``Hyakunin Isshu is a requiem for waka and the dynasty.'' It has a clear main focus on Tenchi and Emperor Jito in the opening chapter, and Toba and Juntokuin in the final chapter...

Hyakunin Isshu is a requiem for Japanese poetry and dynasties.

The life of Hyakunin Isshu, which begins with Emperor Tenji and ends at Juntoku-in Temple, is all about this one point. It is difficult to understand just by looking at just one Hyakunin poem, but if you compare it with other anthologies, you will understand the outstanding uniqueness of this Hyakushu poem. The format itself of 100 poems is never...

[The Story of Hyakunin Isshu] Hyakuban ``Momoshiki and the Old Eaves of Shinobu, which have a lot of stories'' (Juntoku-in Temple)

Hyakuban ``Momoshiki and the Shinobu at the edge of the old eaves have a lot of old stories'' (Juntokuin) Juntokuin is the poet who concludes Hyakunin Isshu. He was the third son of Gotoba-in, and under the great influence of his father, he poured his heart and soul into writing waka, poetry and orchestration, and researching the past history of skilled workers. The results...

[The Story of Hyakunin Isshu] No. 99: “My body is so thoughtful that I can’t hold grudges against anyone or anyone I’ve missed, and I can’t stop thinking about the world.” (Gotobain)

No. 99: ``A thoughtful body that thinks of the world without grudge against others'' (Gotoba-in) At last, only two poems from the one hundred poems remain. However, these two poems are the ones that make Hyakunin Isshu Hyakunin Isshu, and Gotoba-in Temple and Juntoku-in Temple are not placed here...

Why is Hyakunin Isshu boring?

Hyakunin Isshu is one of the best anthologies that conveys the gorgeous dynasty culture to this day. You may have learned it at school, or you may have come across it while playing karuta during New Year's. At a time when Japanese culture is rapidly becoming obsolete, this collection of poems that allows people to easily access classical literature has great value.

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