Nagaokakyo Ogura Sanso

Strolling around Kyoto

the Kamigamo Jinja Shrine

"To Nara's brook comes Evening, and the rustling winds Stir the oak-trees' leaves. Not a sign of summer left But the sacred bathing there."
This song was written on a byobu folding screen when Junshi, the daughter of Fujiwara no Michiie, married Emperor Gohorikawa and became the empress.
The byobu folding screen is decorated with scenes from monthly imperial court events and the Natoshi no Harae is depicted on the screen for June.


ā€¯Though the waterfall Ceased its flowing long ago, And its sound is stilled, Yet, in name it ever flows, And in fame may yet be heard."
This song is set in Daikaku-ji in Sagano, on Mt. Arashi in Kyoto.
This temple was once the villa of Emperor Saga.
The waterfall had already dried up during the times of Kinto, and this song was sung reminiscing on days past.However, when this song became famous, this dried up waterfall came to be called the Nakoso no Taki.

Uji River

"In the early dawn When the mists on Uji River Slowly lift and clear, From the shallows to the deep, The stakes of fishing nets appear."
Showing outstanding talent by leaving behind a spectacular depiction of the beauty of the Uji River.Gonchu Nagon Sadayori (Fujiwara no Sadayori) was the eldest son of Dainagon Kinto, a master of wind and string instrument poetry, and one of the Chuko Sanjuro Kasen.
Although there are some trivial aspects such as him teasing Koshikibu no Naishi, the daughter of Izumi no Shikibu, he is known as a hobbyist who exceled in writing and wind and string instruments.