(The increasingly less) Daily senryu thread

Friday, October 28, 2022

Previous senryu

  1. 腹立てて洗う茶碗の賑やかさ
    Whence this bout / of brisk cup washing? / Pique, perchance?

Nice job coming up with a poetic translation, @LaVieQ!

Apologies for falling behind. I’ve been distracted with actual work despite my best attempts to avoid it. I’ve a trip to Tokyo next month for the first time since early 2020. That’s the longest I’ve been away since 1985.

Current senryu challenge

Volume: Salaryman

  1. ポイントを 貯めたいばかりに 無駄使い

I think this is the entire point of the blasted things!

Remember to please use the spoiler tag with your translation attempts! Also, please include the reading in kana with your submission.

Everyone is encouraged to participate, no matter your level! Questions and comments are as valued as translation submissions.

Please try not to be disappointed if your translation isn’t selected or if you disagree with the daily choice: the judge isn’t terribly consistent with his grading (and has awful taste!).
Online tools like dictionaries, sentence databases, and even AI translation engines are fair game and can be extremely helpful. Yomichan is particularly handy if you use the Chrome or Firefox browser. The 語源(ごげん)由来(ゆらい)辞典(じてん) is also an excellent resource for researching the etymology of various words and expressions.

Here are the links to the 356 Japanese originals (spoiler free) and to the the spreadsheet with all the upcoming senryu as well as the translations to date.