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no daikon karasu no kagashi haru no ame
warding off crows
in the radish field...
Kagashi is roasted animal flesh intended to keep a field safe from pests such as crows. Here, spring rain serves as the kagashi warding off the birds; see Kogo dai jiten (1983) 329.
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