秋の山御幸寺と申し天狗住む          子規

 

aki no yama

mikiji to moshi

tengu sumu

 

 

the mountain called Mikiji

in autumn

where Tengu lives

 

 

 

Season word: autumn mountain (秋の山 aki no yama), autumn

Composed by Masaoka Shiki in 1895, at age 28.

Born in Matsuyama, Shiki is credited with making haiku

a respected literary form.

 

 

 

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Trans.: The Shiki Museum English Volunteers