October, 2018

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Otata 34 (October 2018)

and from otata’s bookshelf

Loren Goodman, Non-Existent Facts

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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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