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I originally bought this book because I am currently trying to learn Japanese and I liked that it had the Japanese verse along with the English translation. That worked nicely for the first few poems I read in the store, where I think this book really shined (and this is from someone who knows nothing about Japanese culture and meanings so they could all be made up) is in the explanations. The short paragraphs that paint a fuller image of what the Japanese text might have explained better than ...more
Reginald Horace Blyth was an English author, interpreter, translator, devotee of Japanese culture and English Professor, having lived in Japan for eighteen years.More about R.H. Blyth...