Okuyama [奥山] By: Anonymous

Editions

Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)

Info

Number of Voices: 1
Voicings: Heterophonic
Date: 12th century
Language: Japanese
Tags: saibara translation

Lyrics

Lyrics Transliteration Direct Translation Poetic Translation
奥山に okuyama ni in the mountain recesses In the mountain glens,
木伐るやをぢ ki kiru ya ōji cut down the trees Fell the mighty forest trees
木やは削る ki ya wa kenzuru carve the trees And carve and shape the lumber,
真木やは削る maki ya wa kenzuru carve the true trees And carve from the honest lumber.
木伐るやをぢ ki kiru ya ōji cut down the trees Fell the mighty forest trees.
Anonymous Markham, Elizabeth. Saibara: Japanese Court Songs of the Heian Period. Vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983. Print. Carol Anne Perry Lagemann Carol Anne Perry Lagemann

Notes about Lyrics

In the mountain glens,