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.

“The Truth about Early Modern (Edo Period) Waka: Filling in the Cliffs of Waka History” Part 9: Kageki Kagawa’s Criticism of Mabuchi Kamo

The most important aspect of Kagawa Kageki's theory of poetry is his ``Shingaku Iken,'' an attack on Kamo Mabuchi's ``Shingaku,'' which he wrote in the 8th year of Bunka, when he was forty-four years old. Other works include ``Kokinshu Seigi Soron'' which he wrote in 1897 at the age of 65, ``Poetry Recommendations'' recorded by Mayumi Uiyama, Yu Matsunami...

“The truth about early modern (Edo period) waka, filling in the cliffs of waka history” Part 8: Kagawa Kageki’s “Shirabe Theory”

Kyoto's Dojo Kadan, which still respects the new, ancient and modern styles that have existed since Teika, and Kamo Mabuchi, who rose up from Edo with the Manyoshu as a counterpoint, and further criticizes both the Dojo Kadan and Mabuchi, creating a completely new theory of poetry. A proposal by Tsuyoshi Ozawa. So far, we have looked at the history of early modern (Edo period) waka...

“The truth about early modern (Edo period) waka that fills the cliffs of waka history” Part 7: Ozawa Roan’s “Tadagoto Uta”

The song that Ozawa Rohan chants is called ``Tadagoto Uta.'' The term ``Tadagoto Uta'' appears to be a kana preface to the ``Kokin Wakashu,'' and the author, Tsurayuki Ki, says, ``Chinese poetry has six types of bodies, and Japanese poetry similarly has six types of bodies.'' ” and ``Taigoto''...

“The truth about early modern (Edo period) waka, filling in the cliffs of waka history” 6th Kyoto poetry circle and Roan Ozawa

Mabuchi's business was carried out in Edo, and his disciples were scattered to various places, and in the field of waka poetry, Chiin Tachibana and Harumi Murata were active in Edo as well. The center of culture at the time was, of course, Edo, and there was also a new energy and freedom there. In creating a new breeze...

“The Truth about Early Modern (Edo Period) Waka: Filling in the Cliffs of Waka History” Part 3: Opportunities for Waka Revolution

Waka poetry, which had been in the hands of court nobles and was on the verge of extinction, was revived in the Edo period. No matter who it was, it was the work of a new class called samurai. Revived means adding a new interpretation to waka, setting a new standard, and giving it a new meaning...

“The truth about early modern (Edo period) waka, filling in the cliffs of waka history” Part 2: The invention of Kokindenju

Teika's descendants continued to exist, but because they had lived for hundreds of years in a state of atrophied mental strength, no one could say that. It seems that there were some people who were slightly better than others, but they were incomparable to their ancestors. Those people...

“Filling the cliffs of waka history! The truth about early modern (Edo period) waka” Part 1 The devastation of waka

When we talk about waka, we often talk about the Nara period, when the Manyoshu was written, the Heian period, when the aristocratic culture was flourishing, and then the Kamakura period, but if we look at the history of waka poetry from a bird's-eye view, it is the Edo period that has its distinctive characteristics. You can see that it was a time when Edo period and...

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