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Please Note: The June otata will be devoted to John Levy’s
Visits with Robert Lax in Greece (1984 & 1985)
The editor will next consider submissions for the July issue.
Otata will come again
late fall in the mountains
— Santoka as translated by Burton Watson
Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku
As Watson notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”
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