愛國百人一首ゑはがき:森迫親正

inochi_yori

いのちより名こそ惜しけれもののふの道にかふべき道しなければ
inochi yori na koso oshikere mononofu no michi ni kaubeki michi shinakereba
more precious than life is an unsullied name for the warrior who would undertake the way that must be trod

Poem by Morisako Shinnō (森迫親正, 1535-1551), a Sengoku Period warrior who died at 17. The Aikokusha postcard is an historical depiction of the author, but another contemporary postcard offers an illustration of a nocturnal military mission in winter:

morisako

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