autumn setting sun

  Piercing crimson red Is the autumn setting sun On the cockscomb head -Basho Advertisements

a crow, autumn evening..

  On a withered bough A crow alone is perching Autumn evening now. -Basho   Art by Kawanabe Kyosai, “Black crow”

memories

  父母のことのみおもふ秋のくれ chichi haha no     koto nomi omou     aki no kure Only memories of Father and Mother come to my mind in late autumn -Yosa Buson Art by Utamaro, “Wisteria Maiden (Fuji musume) and Demon”  

loneliness

去年より又さびしひぞ秋の暮 kyonen yori      mata sabishii zo     aki no kure   Compared to last year, this has even more loneliness autumn evening. -Yosa Buson   Art by Chokosai Eisho, Morokoshi of the Echizenya, kamuro Ayano and Orino

not seing the harvest moon

身の闇の頭巾も通る月見かな mi no yami no     zukin mo tōru     tsukimi kana Someone goes by wearing a hood in his own darkness not seeing the harvest moon -Yosa Buson   Art by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka      

all alone with the moon

中々にひとりあればぞ月を友 nakanaka ni      hitori areba zo      tsuki o tomo   With nothing to do, And all alone by myself I’ll make friends with the moon. -Yosa Buson

waterfall music

  Mountain-rose petals Falling, falling, falling now… Waterfall music ― Bashō Matsuo   Art by Katsushika Hokusai , “Roben Waterfall”

a waterfall

A great waterfall its steady roar joined by autumn’s voices – Shinoda Teijirō   Art by Hasui Kawase, “Senju Waterfall, Akame”

water wheel

  The water wheel spins holding up the milky way, and then spills it out. – Kawasaki Tenkō   Art by Maeda Morikazu, ” Water Wheel”

the Milky Way

Faintly, faintly! And even so, clearly the Milky Way. – Kiyozaki Toshio   Art by Namiki Hajime, “Night of Stars and Comets”  

dressed in the Autumn colours

Onoga mi ni     Aki wo somenuku      Tombo kana! O the dragonfly! He has dressed himself in the Color of Autumn. -Bakusui   Art by Rakusan Tsuchiya, ” Dragonflies and flowers”

red dragonfly

Aki no ki no     Aka tombo ni      Sadamarinu The start of Autumn Is always decided by The red dragonfly. -Kaya Shirao   Art by Utamaro, “Locust (Inago) and Red Dragonfly (Akatonbô)”