amulet for a sarudoshi (one born in a Monkey year), from Tadou Taisha shrine, Mie Prefecture


VARIOUS PAGES: The sketchbooks of Hiroshige in the Library of Congress have been published, with commentary by Sherman E. Lee (New York: George Braziller, Inc., 1984).

HOME PAGE: The text/translation of the haiku: see no. 24 of the list below, p.94.

TACHIBANA SCHOOL ... ACTIVITIES: The button gives a glimpse of bunraku being performed by the ladies of the Edo Chiyoda castle; it is from one of the triptychs of Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912). The excerpt from the festive piece (shuugimono) Tsurukame is from a 1964 Columbia recording oiwai to enkai no uta "Songs for celebrations and parties." It is performed by Yoshimura Ijuurou.
... SUMMER FESTIVAL: The button shows a bit of merrymaking at an inn at Miya, stop #41 on the Toukaidou; this drawing by Hiroshige appears on an Edo-period parcheesi board titled Ukiyoe-hizakurige "Ukiyo-e journey on shank's mare" (reprint Tokyo, Okuno Card Shop, no date). The board is inspired by the comic novel "The Toukaidou on shank's mare." I do not know the source of this recording of Tankou bushi.

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2. Janine Beichman, Masaoka Shiki (Tokyo and New York: Kodansha, 1986).
3. R. H. Blyth, Haiku. Volume 1 Eastern Culture (Tokyo: Hokuseido Press, 1949).
4. _____, Haiku. Volume 2 Spring (reprint, Tokyo: Hokuseido Press, 1981).
5. _____, Haiku. Volume 3 Summer - Autumn (reprint, Tokyo: Hokuseido Press, 1982).
6. _____, Haiku. Volume 4 Autumn - Winter (reprint, Tokyo: Hokuseido Press, 1982).
7. Paula Doe, A Warbler's Song in the Dusk. The Life and Work of Otomo Yakamochi (718—785) (Berkeley et al.: University of California Press, 1982).
8. Patricia Donegan and Yoshie Ishibashi, Chiyo-ni. Woman Haiku Master (Rutland, Vt.-Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle Publishing, 1998).
9. Harold G. Henderson, An Introduction to Haiku (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1958).
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13. Faubion Bowers, The Classic Tradition of Haiku. An Anthology (Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1996).
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15. Seishi Yamaguchi, The Essence of Modern Haiku. 300 Poems by Seishi Yamaguchi (Atlanta: Mangajin, Inc., 1993).
16. Burton Watson, tr., Saigyō: Poems of a Mountain Home (New York: Columbia University Press, 1991).
17. David Cobb, ed., Haiku. The Poetry of Nature (New York: Universe Publishing, 2002).
18. Cor van den Heuvel and Nanae Tamura, eds. and trs., Baseball Haiku. American and Japanese Haiku and Senryu on Baseball (New York and London: W.W. Norton, 2007).
19. W. S. Merwin amd Takako Lento, trs., Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson (Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, 2013).
20. Kobayasshi Issa, The Spring of my Life and Seleected Haiku, tr. Sam Hamill (Boulder: Shambhala, 2019).
21. Hiroaki Sato, On Haiku (New York: New Directions Publishing, 2018).
22. Earl Miner and Hiroko Odagiri, The Monkey's Straw Raincoat and other Poetry of the Bashō School (Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 1981).
23. Bashō zenshū, Tokyo, Tōkyō Hakubunkan, 1893.
24. Patricia Donegan and Yoshie Ishibashi, Chiyo-ni. Woman Haiku Master (Tokyo, etc: Tuttle Publishing, 1998).

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