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For rômaji searches type "o^" and "u^" to represent the long vowel sounds in words such as shôgatsu (type: "sho^gatsu") and yûdachi (type: "yu^dachi"). Hyphens are used for onomatopoetic repetitions ("hara-hara") and in some cases where two words combine, changing the first consonant of the second word ("ko-dakara"). When the compound word is found commonly in dictionaries, the hyphen should be omitted ("yamadera").

Missing words In cases where Issa leaves out words or parts of words in his original text, the missing parts (as reconstructed by the editors of Issa zenshû) appear inside brackets in the rômaji transcription.

Translations based on Issa zenshû (Nagano: Shinano Mainichi Shimbunsha, 1976-79) 9 volumes. Some of the translations first appeared in Issa, Cup-of-Tea Poems and Pure Land Haiku: The Art of Priest Issa.

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