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#1 BIG


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Posted 04 March 2017 - 12:20 PM

Hi here is nice poem about Katanamochi...
ume saku ya setchin no soto no katanamochi
Issa 1824
plum blossoms-
outside the outhouse
a sword bearer
Translation D. Lanoue

"A samurai of decent rank could afford such an attendant because human labor was so cheap"


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Posted 04 March 2017 - 11:00 PM

Holding the sword outside the outhouse is the better part of the job; the inside guy had it worse!

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