``The cherry blossoms have bloomed. Like the tail of a mountain bird in the distance, I can look at it for many days and never get tired of it.'' The lyrics say, ``Shakua, the samurai of Kujuga at the wakasho,'' and it is a song to celebrate the longevity of Fujiwara Toshinari. However, this generosity is unique to Gotoba-in. As you may have noticed, the main poem in Hyakunin Isshu is ``Ashihiki no *'', which was written by Hitomaro Kakimoto, but it is too much of a plagiarism to be called the main poem. Furthermore, the poem ignores the sense of the seasons (mountain birds are originally a sight of autumn), and its elegant, self-centered world as if time has stopped is truly reminiscent of the poetry of an emperor like Gotoba-in.
*“The tail of a mountain bird with its feet swaying, its tail long, and it sleeps all night long” (Kakimoto Hitomaro)
Learn the basics of waka poetry and try reciting it!
We are holding a "Utajuku" with the goal of learning from representative classical works and being able to compose traditional "Waka" on an individual basis!