Spring haze, moon, plum haiku — Basho

Baigetsu Natsume
Baigetsu Natsume (Lacquer Tea Caddy, Plum and Moon)

Spring haze, moon, plum haiku
Basho

春もやや
気色ととのふ
月と梅

haru moya ya
keshiki totonou
tsuki to ume

Barely Spring,
a colorful complexion of
the moon and a plum blossom

https://matsuobashohaiku.home.blog/category/moon/

The spring scene
is well prepared:
the moon and plum-blossoms.
— R.H.Blyth

Spring too, very soon!
They are setting the scene for it –
plum tree and moon.
— Harold G. Henderson

Spring
gradually takes shape–
moon and plum blossoms
— Haruo Shirane

Spring is, at long last,
Here, it feels, in the
Moon and plum blossom.
— Thomas McAuley

Spring haze –
The landscape’s perfect
The moon and apricot blossoms.
— Takafumi Saito & William R. Nelson

This spring scenery
has been properly prepared:
moon and plum blossoms
— Sam Hamill

slowly now the spring
is beginning to appear:
moon and plum blossoms
— Tim Chilcott

slowly spring
is taking shape:
moon and plum
— David Landis Barnhill

slowly spring
is making an appearance
moon and plum
— Jane Reichhold

Link: Basho’s haiku in Romanji and English

sương khói mùa xuân,
khí sắc hiện ra,
trăng và mai

春 – spring – xuân
靄 (もや moya) – haze – (Hán-Việt ái) khí mây, mây khói, sương mù
気 – air- (phồn thể 氣) – khí
色 – color, appearance – sắc
月 – moon – nguyệt
梅 – plum – mai
整う, 調う, ととのう totonou – to be prepared; to be in order; to be put in order; to be arranged – (Hán-Việt 整 chỉnh, 調 điều)

Picture: Japanese lacquer tea caddy (natsume) named Baigetsu (Plum and Moon)
https://www.rikyucha.com/item/list2/277681

Hình minh họa: hộp trà sơn mài Nhật Bản tên Mai Nguyệt.

Lacquer

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Photo credit: Thuy Doan

I made this lacquer piece in 1989-1990 under the tutorage of my teacher Thuy Doan. We did everything from A to Z, and it took several months to complete it.

Mình học làm bức tranh sơn mài này vào năm 1989-1990 dưới sự hướng dẫn của chú Đoàn Thanh Thuỷ. Hai thày trò làm hết mọi công đoạn và mất vài tháng mới xong.

Source: http://doanthanhthuy.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-lacquer-painting-of-phat-vo.html?m=1