tennyo , a female deity, giving the piece an exotic flavor. Akihira concludes by wondering what the entertainer will do for aliving the day her colors fade, expressing either pity or contempt for her condition.
Fujiwara no Akihira is also the author of a sample “invitation letter” included in a primer
being received!” I would not be able to bear that. I would go to some remote shore and put an end to my life this very day. But I have heard that I owe the favor of being called back to Lady Giō’s fervent intervention. It is a favor [I will be grateful for] even in my subsequent lives. How could I