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KAMO NO CHOMEI: Hojoki / BASHO, M.: Narrow Road to the Interior (Unabridged)

    
      

 

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KAMO NO CHOMEI: Hojoki / BASHO, M.: Narrow Road to the Interior (Unabridged)

Japanese poetry is well-known for its clarity and concision, and The Narrow Road to the Interior and Hojoki are two of the best-loved, and most intensely Japanese, works of their kind; famous for their beautiful, delicate verse and subtle insight into the human condition. It has been said of The Narrow Road that ‘it was as if the very soul of Japan had itself written it’. It takes the form of a travel diary, and traces the poet’s journey from Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to the northern interior. Hojoki, a much earlier work written by Chomei, a Buddhist hermit, is essentially a meditation on the transience of the world. Read by the famous classical Japanese actor Togo Igawa, the full beauty of its ancient cadences and rhythms is drawn out.



Disc 1

  Hojoki
1.   Play with flash player Hojoki by Kamo no Chomei 00:07:08
2.   Play with flash player And then, in the sixth month… 00:05:17
3.   Play with flash player Later, was it in the Yowa era 00:05:35
4.   Play with flash player Soon after, I wonder now, when was it 00:03:05
5.   Play with flash player So as we see our life is hard in this world. 00:02:40
6.   Play with flash player As for me, I came into property… 00:01:50
7.   Play with flash player Then, well into my sixth decade… 00:08:28
8.   Play with flash player When I moved here… 00:06:24
9.   Play with flash player The morning is quiet… 00:01:50
  Narrow Road to the Interior
10.   Play with flash player Narrow Road to the Interior by Matsuo Basho 00:02:32
11.   Play with flash player On the twenty - seventh of the third month… 00:01:18
12.   Play with flash player This year, the second year of genroku… 00:01:08
13.   Play with flash player We paid our respects to muro no yashima… 00:00:45
14.   Play with flash player On the thirtieth we stayed at the foot of Mount Nikko… 00:01:01
15.   Play with flash player On the first day of the fourth month… 00:01:01
16.   Play with flash player Mount Dark Hair had haze around it… 00:02:03
17.   Play with flash player Because we had an acquaintance 00:01:47
18.   Play with flash player We visited joboji so and so… 00:01:40
19.   Play with flash player In this province, far inside Ungan Temple… 00:02:00
20.   Play with flash player From there we went to the killing rock… 00:01:30
21.   Play with flash player After days passed with us feeling uncertain… 00:01:14
22.   Play with flash player In time, we passed the barrier… 00:02:37


Disc 2

  Narrow Road to the Interior
1.   Play with flash player About five li from Tokyu's house… 00:00:49
2.   Play with flash player The following day, we went to Shinobu village… 00:00:57
3.   Play with flash player We crossed the river at Tsukinowa ferry… 00:01:42
4.   Play with flash player That night we stayed in Iizuka… 00:01:38
5.   Play with flash player As we passed Abumizuri and Shiroishi Castles… 00:01:06
6.   Play with flash player We stayed in Iwanuma… 00:01:23
7.   Play with flash player We crossed the Natori River… 00:02:01
8.   Play with flash player As we walked along, relying on Kaemon's drawing… 00:02:25
9.   Play with flash player From there we visited Tama River of Noda… 00:01:24
10.   Play with flash player Early in the morning we paid our respects… 00:01:34
11.   Play with flash player Although this has been said a number of times… 00:03:15
12.   Play with flash player On the eleventh we paid our respects to Zui - Gan Temple… 00:00:43
13.   Play with flash player On the twelfth we meant to go to Hiraizumi… 00:01:36
14.   Play with flash player The glory of the three generations… 00:03:00
15.   Play with flash player Looking at the Nambu Highway in the distance… 00:02:40
16.   Play with flash player In Obanazawa we visited a man named Seifu… 00:01:22
17.   Play with flash player In the domain of Yamagata… 00:01:26
18.   Play with flash player Hoping to ride down the Mogami River… 00:01:48
19.   Play with flash player On the third day of the sixth month… 00:05:41
20.   Play with flash player After leaving Haguro… 00:00:57
21.   Play with flash player Though we had seen a countless number of natural wonders… 00:04:17
22.   Play with flash player As we accumulated days… 00:01:06
23.   Play with flash player Today, because we had come over the most difficult spots… 00:02:38
24.   Play with flash player They speak of the forty… 00:01:00
25.   Play with flash player Going over Mount Deutzia Flower… 00:01:45
26.   Play with flash player Here we paid our respects to Ota shrine… 00:00:59
27.   Play with flash player On our way to the hot springs of Yamanaka… 00:01:02
28.   Play with flash player We bathed in a hot spring… 00:00:56
29.   Play with flash player Sora developed stomach trouble… 00:00:55
30.   Play with flash player I stayed in a temple called Zensho - Ji… 00:01:37
31.   Play with flash player On the border of Echizen… 00:00:43
32.   Play with flash player I visited the resident monk of Tenryu Temple… 00:01:09
33.   Play with flash player It was only three li to Fukui… 00:01:52
34.   Play with flash player In time Shirane Peak hid itself… 00:00:31
35.   Play with flash player That night the moon was particularly fine… 00:01:50
36.   Play with flash player On the sixteenth day, with the sky clear… 00:01:20
37.   Play with flash player Rotsu had come as far as this port… 00:01:23

Total Playing Time: 02:05:23






Author(s):
Bashō, Matsuo; Kamo no Chomei

Reader(s):
Igawa, Togo; Sudo, Takashi

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: NA287912

Barcode: 9789626348796

Release Date: 08/2008

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