いろはにほへと
even the blossoming flowers
ちりぬるを
will eventually scatter
わかよたれそ
who in our world
つねならむ
is unchanging?
うゐのおくやま
the deep mountains of karma—
けふこえて
we cross them today
あさきゆめみし
and we shall not have superficial dreams
ゑひもせす
nor be deluded.