omita no minawa mo hiji mo kakitarete toru ya sanae wa waga kimi no tame
planting rice seedlings in a muddy paddy amid the pouring rain: even these tasks done for the Emperor’s sake
Kamo no Mabuchi (賀茂真淵, 1697-1769) was a major Edo Period philologist and a central figure in the Kokugaku school of national studies. Kamo was a student of Kada no Azumamaro, and his own most famous student was Motoori Norinaga.
Postcard, illustrated by Matsumoto Morimasa