#white #waka #tanka #hyakuninisshu
The most common color adjective in the famous #HyakuninIsshu anthology is white. Yes I went and counted. The next most common are red and black.
I counted 7 using shiro or shira or shirotae.
There are a couple of more that use phrases and verbs that could be translated as white or whiten.
Poem 2 about seeing a mountain still snow capped at the beginning of summer
shiro tae no white sleeves / robes
Poem 4 being seeing snow on Fuji also uses shirotae
Poem 6 refers to white frost shiro ki
Poem 29 compares and links heavy frost to whiteness and white chrysantheums shiragiku
Poem 31 compares light reflecting off a heavy fall of white snow to moonlight
yoshino no sato ni fureru shira yuki
Poem 37 shira tsuyu white dewdrops compared to jewels
Poem 76 compares clouds and waves
kumoi ni magoo okitsu shira nami
I'll be translating a few or all of these over the next few weeks !