Find that haiku, 日本語で
April 27, 2014 3:04 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for the original Japanese version of a haiku by Kobayashi Issa that I've seen only in translation as follows: "Moon, plum blossoms, this, that, and the day goes." Kana or romaji or anything really would be great; the Google has failed me thus far. I also can't find it on the big Issa site here. Thanks!
posted by fast ein Maedchen to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I found this in R.H Blyth's Haiku, Volume 2: Spring

The moon, the plum-blossoms,
Vinegar and konnyaku,—
And there goes today too!

Snapshots from the book: one,two
posted by Lorin at 4:44 PM on April 27, 2014 [2 favorites]

Tsuki no ume no
su no konnyaku no
kyo mo suginu
posted by Lorin at 5:11 PM on April 27, 2014


Scroll down about halfway to the 梅 section.
posted by misozaki at 5:17 PM on April 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

You all never fail. Thank you!
posted by fast ein Maedchen at 9:35 AM on April 29, 2014

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