2017年9月28日木曜日

Tanka ... The approach to Dewasanzan 1 / 出羽三山への参道 1


祓川の清(すが)しき音や霊山の参道に入り耳をうるほす

fresh sounds
from limpid stream--
purification-river
around the starting point
to holy mountains

I went to Dewasanzan/ Three Mountain of Dewa in Yamagata Prefecture, the next to Akita Prefecture.  It is well-known as the holy mountains, Mt. Haguro, Mt. Gassan and Mt. Yudono, in Japan.  My driving there was for the first time in about a year.
   At the top of Mt. Haguro, Gods of three mountains are shrined.
   To reach the top, I had to climb up 2,446 steps / about 2 km /1.2 miles slope, which was so steep.  
   Of course, there is a by-pass road for cars to the top, which makes me easy to get there.  However  I dared to take the mountain path.  I didn't use the by-pass road  because it is the holy place and a lot of priests and that greatest haiku master Basho have climbed up.
   I made some tanka works and I translated one of them into English.  I did it around the starting point of Dewasanzan and there is a mountain stream called Harai River, which means the river purifies us.

  約一年ぶりに山形県にある霊山としてよく知られている出羽三山に行ってきました。出羽三山には羽黒山、月山、湯殿山の神々が合祀されています。頂上までには車で行けるバイパスを利用する道と羽黒山中の、およそ2 km の険しい2,446段の石段の道があります。私はあえて石段を登るコースをとりました。というのは、その道は多くの修験者やかの芭蕉が通った道だからです。出羽三山行で、今回は、何首か詠ったうちの一首を英訳しブログに掲載致しました。

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長壽青春:
旭日初升美如詩 , 月裡嫦娥比西施;
壽比南山上天意 , 日月長明互相比.
祝賀網友壽九十 , 百歲高齡成大器;
青春常駐好體質 , 長生不老多才藝.


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