October, 2019

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otata 46 (October, 2019)

and from otata’s bookshelf

Kim Dorman, the color of milk tea

Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku

Otata will come again
one day
late fall in the mountains

— Santoka (as translated by Burton Watson, who notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”)

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