Mount Ogura

Hi Folks,

Although I’ve finished all the poems in the Hyakunin Isshu, I wanted to share this cool photo I found on Twitter:

This is Mount Ogura (小倉山) also called Arashiyama (嵐山) near the city of Kyoto. The place name “Ogura” is where the Hyakunin Isshu gets its full-name: Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.

At that time, it was trendy for aristocrats to compile their own “hundred poems by a hundred poets” anthologies, all named “hyakunin isshu”, but the one that is by far the most famous is the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, which of course is the source and inspiration of this blog. 🙂

Thanks to KyotoDailyPhoto on Twitter for taking this photo. It’s nice to see the place that inspired the anthology.

2 responses to “Mount Ogura”

  1. shiroisunlucky Avatar

    If I’m not mistaken, there’s a poem that starts with “Ogura yama–“. is that poem talking about the same ogura yama?

    1. Hello,

      I believe you’re referring to poem 26:

      Though, to be honest, I’m not sure if it’s the same Mount Ogura (hill/mountain same thing…) or not. I’ll have to look that up.

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