has occurred in Shanghai,
while the red flowers
scatter on the ground
The Prism of Mokichi, 2013
trans. by Aya Yuhki et al
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Saito Mokichi (May 14, 1882 -- February 25, 1953) was a psychiatrist and one of the most successful practitioners of the new tanka. In 1913, he published Shakko (Red Lights), a book that created a great impression not only on tanka poets but also on the literary world in general. In 1951, he received the Order of Culture.