Poem by the Emperor by Emperor Yūryaku

Girl with your basket,

     with your pretty basket,

with your shovel,

     with your pretty shovel,

gathering shoots on the hillside here.

I want to ask your home.

Tell me your name!

This land of Yamato,

seen by the gods on high—

     it is all my realm,

in all of it I am supreme.

I will tell you

my home and my name

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