☆Poet’s name unknown:
Nami tatsu rashimo
Look at that dory
Oared ‘round the promontory
Of Mama Inlet.
Is it fishermen there who rave?
Maybe it’s the rising waves.
Another archaic Mama scene. Nostalgia goes back over to initial days of history of Japan.
As I said earlier in this note, Mama is where I live, and it is abundant with episodes and choronicles from long-gone days. The most popular subject in Mama is Maiden Tekona, with her sadly romantic folklore. Around Mama district in Ichikawa City, Chiba Pref., there are a number of bulletins and signposts introducing the Tanka (poems like this particular one) cited from Man-Yoh-Shuh. You will find a signpost with this poem and a relevant commentary, put up by the City Office’s Culture and Tourism Department. You may stroll around the area and look for the signpost and others for other songs – it could be fun and good exercise!
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