By Kenneth Rexroth
The poems are drawn mainly from the conventional Manyoshu, Kokinshu and Hyakunin Isshu collections, yet there also are examplaes of haiku and different later types. The sound of the japanese texts i reproduced in Romaji script and the names of the poets within the calligraphy of Ukai Uchiyama. The translator's advent offers us easy historical past at the historical past and nature of jap poetry, that is supplemented by way of notes at the person poets and an intensive bibliography.
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