Major genre of Japanese poetry, a verse form of 31 syllables (57577). Waka composition became widespread among Heian courtiers, who elevated the form to a peak of artistic sophistication, subject to complex rules and conventions. In addition to the Manyoshu, the first major collection of Japanese poetry, there exist twenty-one imperial antholo¬gies, including, most prominently, the Kokinshu (905) and Shinkokin¬shu (1205). See haiku, kokoro, renga. 和歌
The savage kid who cares only about hunting and killing
natural physical drive to eat, prompted by the body's need for food
a dunce; a blockhead
a skewer for holding meat over a fire
A container that holds fishing supplies.
The technique, occupation, or diversion of catching fish. Fishing provides a food source and employment to society.