Natsume Sōseki

(1867 - 1916 / Kikui, Shinjuku)

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (6/7/2016 10:16:00 AM)

    君が代や年々に減る厄払

    waga dai ya nennen ni heru yakubarai

    people of my age -
    with the passing of years
    less impurities to cleanse

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (6/7/2016 10:12:00 AM)

    In 1900, the Japanese government sent Sōseki to study in Great Britain as Japan's first Japanese English literary scholar. He wrote about that period:

    '' The two years I spent in London were the most unpleasant years in my life. Among English gentlemen I lived in misery, like a poor dog that had strayed among a pack of wolves. ''

The Lamp Once Out

The lamp once out
Cool stars enter
The window frame.


Translated by Soiku Shigematsu

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