Moriya Sen’an Poems

We are creating these pages to serves as a list of poems by Moriya Sen’an as we carry out more research, as well as the numerous translations these poems have in English.

We will group them into the literature they comes from.

Should we not known where they come from yet, you will find them under the sub-heading ‘Unsure Location.’

Unsure Location

Japanese text
Romanized Japanese
English translation
Ware shinaba
sakaya no kame no
shita ni ikeyo
moshi ya shizuku no
mori ya sen nan
Bury me when I die
beneath a wine barrel
in a tavern.
with luck
the cask will leak.


1. Hoffman, Y. (1986) ”Japanese Death Poems: Written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the Verge of Death”. Tuttle Publishing.

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Moriya Sen’an Poems