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Japanese Waka-Summer:Spending summer days while being in a breeze of wind – Nagabisura nagametenatuwo sugusukana fukikurukazeni miwomakasetsutsu.

Nagabisura nagametenatuwo sugusukana fukikurukazeni miwomakasetsutsu. (Yoshitada Collection (also know as: Sotan (曾丹) Collection), an early June, Sone no Yoshitada / male, 163,10c) Japanese(日本語) Translation into modern Japanese I sp…

Japanese Waka -Sakura : My life would last until the next spring – Kokoroaraba nioiwosoeyo sakurabana nochinoharuwoba itsukamirubeki.

The retired emperor composed this waka when he saw a fully bloomed sakura-flower at his Imperial villa in the spring of the year after his 50th birthday ceremony. Kokoroaraba nioiwosoeyo sakurabana nochinoharuwoba itsukamirubeki. (The Senz…

Japanese Waka-Sakura : Put Sakura in my hand – Naoorite minikosoyukame hananoiroka chirinannochiwa naninikawasen.

Naoorite minikosoyukame hananoiroka chirinannochiwa naninikawasen. (Mitune-collection・Byobu (a holding screen), Ōshikōchi no Mitsune (male), 420, 9C) Japanese(日本語) Translation into modern Japanese Well, let have a piece (of the sakur…

Japanese Waka-Sakura : I can go anywhere if Sakura (flowers) bloom – Sakurabana sakeruonoewa tohkutomo yukamukagiriwa naoyukitemin

Sakurabana sakeruonoewa tohkutomo yukamukagiriwa naoyukitemin (Mitune-collection・Byobu (a holding screen), Ōshikōchi no Mitsune (male), 415, 9C) Japanese(日本語) Translation into modern Japanese Even though the place where Sakura has bl…

Japanese Waka-Love : The meeting hurts me – Aimitewa nagusamuyatozo omoishiwo nagorisimokoso koishikarikere.

Aimitewa nagusamuyatozo omoishiwo nagorishimokoso koishikarikere. (The Shūi Wakashū (Love 2), Unknown subject, Sakanoue no Korenori, 711,10c) 日本語(Japanese) Translation into modern Japanese I thought meeting (with you) could eased me (th…

Japanese Waka-Love Dream : If it is a dream, it was better not to meet – Yumeyoyume koishikihitoni aimisuna sametenonochini wabishikarikeri.

Unknown subject Yumeyoyume koishikihitoni aimishuna sametenonochini wabishikarikeri. (The Shūi Wakashū (Love 2), Unknown subject, Unknown author, 709,11c) 日本語(Japanese) Translation into modern Japanese Unknown subject Alas, dream, Pleas…

Japanese Waka by Kamonokaki (God Kamo is one of the Shinto gods.) - Omoiizuya omoizoizuru harusameni namidatorisoe nureshisugatawo.

Note: there are three parts (A, B and C) in this short story. The Waka (B part) was read within and a part of the story. Waka: Omoiizuya omoizoizuru harusameni namidatorisoe nureshisugatawo. (“The Tales of Ima”, ep29 / source: Sumito Miki …

Japanese Waka-Ume : Water which can reflect flowers – Toshiwohete hananokagamito narumizuwa chirikakaruwoya kumorutoiuran.

Composing a Waka by watching a Ume-flower beside a pond. Toshiwohete hananokagamito narumizuwa chirikakaruwoya kumorutoiuran. (¨Kokin Waka syuu (Collection of Ancients and Modern Poems)¨, Spring poem, by Ise, 44,9c) 日本語(Japanese) Transl…

Japanese Waka-Ice : Ripples through a pane of ice ― Harukazeni sitayukunamino kazumiete nokorutomonaki usukoorikana.

Harukazeni sitayukunamino kazumiete nokorutomonaki usugoorikana. (¨Minisyuu¨, The six hundreds poetry contest, Harukoori (Spring ice), by Fujiwara no Ietaka/male, 303, 12C ) 日本語(Japanese) Translation into modern Japanese A number of rip…

Japanese Waka-Snow : Snow hug – Umenohana furioouyukiwo tutumimochi kiminimisemuto torebakenitutu.

Composing a Waka for the theme “snow”. Umenohana furioouyukiwo tutumimotchi kiminimisemuto torebakenitutu. (The Man'yōshū (Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves), Spring/other, Unknown author, 1833, 8C ) 日本語(Japanese) Translation into moder…

Japanese Waka-Snow : Drop of snow water and gates of green pine tree – Yamafukami Harutomoshiranu matsunotoni taedaekakaru yukinotamamizu.

A spring poem, for when a hundred poems was presented to the retired emperor Gotoba. Yamafukami Harutomoshiranu matsunotoni taedaekakaru yukinotamamizu. (“Shin Kokin Waka syuu (New Collection of Ancients and Modern Poems)”, Spring poem, by…

Japanese Waka-The First Day of Spring : Sea of golden cloud, myth of spring –Amanotono akurukesikimo shizukanite kumoiyorikoso haruwatatikere.

This was read as a poem for the first day of spring. Amanotono akurukesikimo shizukanite kumoiyorikoso haruwa tatikere. (“Shintyokusensyuu”, Spring, by Fujiwara no Shunzei/male, 2, 12C ) 日本語(English) The theme is a poem of “the first da…

Introduction

Hello, I'm Nanako. 日本語(Japanese) This “Waka Blog” is a site which introduces you some interesting Waka. This site is created and will be updated by me (Nanako) with my selection of Waka poems. This site maybe useful for those: who wishe…