Oi, Kinto, someone says that
you went to Narihira-bashi
to fish short-neck clams.
Is the catch in your basket?
What, you say,
I'm wondering how, indeed,
whether the catch is being or not.
You suggest me to guess it, oh my boy,
it's a rather difficult riddle, my boy,
Only you know by yourself
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¡From Big Edo Prints¡
tastes of Sumida river fishing
Sumida river provided good fishing throughout the seasons like
carps, crucian carp, icefishes, eels, catfishes and corbiculae.
As drawn in the block, clam fished near the Narihira bridge in
Honjo was well known as the Sumida river fishing.