Written on Water: Five Hundred Poems from the Man’yoshu

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Translated by Takashi Kojima. Published by Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont & Tokyo, Japan, 1995. First edition. Hardcover, illustrated cloth. Octavo. 183pp. Illustrated with sketches by Midori Toda. Fine in fine dust jacket.

“Despair and hope are two emotions commonly voiced by poets in the Man’yoshu, the oldest and most important collection of Japanese poetry. Although written over thirteen hundred years ago, the poems retain a rare freshness, an originality that delights and fascinates even today.”