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1827

.田廻りの尻に敷たる団扇哉
ta meguri no shiri ni shikitaru uchiwa kana

he circles his rice field
an open fan tucked
behind

The fan is tucked into the sash of the person's robe, behind him. In an earlier haiku (1824) Issa refers to this method of fan-stowing as "old man style" (oi no shirushi).

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