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...

Introductory Waka Poetry Class "Patterns of how upper and lower haiku are connected"

The other day, I introduced the five-seventh and seventy-five key rhythms of typical songs. →Related article: "Introductory Waka Poetry Class: Rhythm of Songs (57 and 75 Keys)" By the time of the Kokinshu, the Naga style had already declined, and when it came to poetry, the Tanka style became mainstream. A song goes along with it...

Points for appreciating waka (advanced) - New and ancient collections of waka poems, seeing the invisible -

The other day, as part of ``Key Points for Appreciating Waka'', I mainly introduced ways to enjoy ``Kokin Wakashu.'' I'm sure the way you appreciate waka has expanded. →Related article: ``Key points for appreciating waka - How to enjoy ancient and modern waka collections -'' But the wonders of waka are...

What modern poets need to know! 10 literary words whose meanings have changed

This may be sudden, but everyone, let's sing a song! Ki Tsurayuki says this in the kana preface at the beginning of Kokin Wakashu. ``If you listen to the voice of the warbler singing in the flowers, or the voice of the kahazu living in the water, all living things will be able to sing.'' Kokin Wakashu (Kana Preface) Lively...

If you love Japanese poetry and classical music, read “Oku no Hosomichi” first!

For those who want to learn something as old-fashioned as waka in this day and age, there is a passage that I would like you to know. Matsuo Basho's travelogue ``Oku no Hosomichi''. Basho was, of course, a haikai poet, so the poems contained in Oku no Hosomichi are not waka poems. What I want you to know is...

Introductory Waka Poetry Class Special Edition “List of Poets and Official Ranks”

When reading not only waka but also classics, what you should know is ``official rank''. Official rank is a general term for the ``rank'' that is a hierarchy within the Imperial Court and the ``officials'' that can be held, and is a systemical arrangement of the 12 ranks of crown ranks established in the Asuka period by the Taiho Rei and other regulations. Place...

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