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issa’s haiku with digital tools (the mouth that gnawed a flea, “All praise to Amida Buddha!”)蚤噛んだ口でなむあみだ仏哉 小林一茶(iPad絵=中村 作雄、英訳=David Lanoue)




小林一茶 俳句 

蚤噛んだ口でなむあみだ仏哉
nomi kanda kuchi de namu amida butsu

David’s English

the mouth that gnawed
a flea, “All praise
to Amida Buddha!”
by Issa, 1817

The nembutsu prayer is “Namu Amida Butsu”–“All praise to Amida Buddha!