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Uta Koi: Episode 5 Poetry

30 JUL
2012

The first poem of the episode is found in the Manyoshu, the oldest volume of Japanese poetry evar. There seem to be some questions regarding the vali... read more

Uta Koi: Episode 4 Poetry

23 JUL
2012

First poem of the episode is a seasonal poem, found in the Kokinshuu (Kokin Wakashuu) and it is #250 in that anthology. The Kokinshuu is the first in... read more

Uta Koi: Episode 3 Poetry

16 JUL
2012

The first poem from episode 3 is one I've already memorized!! It is #2 in the Hyakunin Isshu, by Empress Jitou. Haru sugite Natsu ki ni kerashi Sh... read more

Note to Self

11 JUL
2012

Couple of OVAs popped up on my streaming site, but haven't been added here yet. Writing this to remind myself to figure out how to add them/wait unti... read more

Uta Koi: Episode 2 Poetry

9 JUL
2012

I'm really liking how the animator have so far presented poems in a context of how the poets are related to each other. This week's poem, the only su... read more