Year: 
2019

1009

 
Hatsuse River—
Where ancient waters flow
Beside the two-trunk tree
 
When years have passed
I hope we’ll meet again
Beside the two-trunk tree
 
はつせ河
ふるかはのべに
ふたもとあるすぎ
年をへて
又もあひ見む
ふたもとあるすぎ
Haru sareba
Nobe ni mazu saku
Miredo akanu hana
Mainashi ni
Tada nanoru beki
Hana no na nare ya
 
Author unknown. The two-trunk cedar tree, the pairing with the ancient river, and the repetition all symbolize and reinforce the couple’s enduring love.

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