BD. Edmund Blunden

58. Matsushima. [Tokyo: privately printed], 1948.

  Reprinted in A Tribute from Japan.  

Blunden’s Christmas card for 1948 (see also 3, 65, and 67) contains this verse celebration of Matsushima, printed between illustrations of the islands. A Japanese translation by Shiratori Seigo appeared in a brochure of the Tourist Society of Matsushima in 1955, and the poem and Shiratori’s translation of it are engraved on a five-foot stone tablet on a hilltop overlooking Matsushima (see 160ay-az). Other Blunden verses are engraved on tablets on each of Japan’s main islands (see also 118 and 136). This work is reprinted in 68, 84, 113, and 165.







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