September and October 2017

Click on the links below to read

otata 21 (September 2017) — Valentina Meloni — nanita

otata 22 (October 2017)


from otata’s bookshelf

John Perlman, Gathering the Backyard Seeds


Otata will come again
one day
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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Perlman, Gathering the Backyard Seeds

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