What is "The Ogura Hyakunin Issyu"?
--- It is a collection of old Japanese poems, selected by Fujiwara-no-Teika. "Ogura Hyakunin Issyu" contains poems of hundread poets, one per poest. "Hyakunin" means "hundread people", and "Issyu" means "a poem". "Ogura" is a name of place where Fujiwara-no-Teika selected this poem collection.
This is an example of VFlib version 3 for the use of vertical writing fonts. The followings are the first five poems.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
For the meaning of these poems (in English), for example, refer to the http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/japanese/index/, Japanese Text Initiative at University Virginia and University Pittsburgh.
by Hirotsugu Kakugawa