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開墾:高村 光太郎(1-29)/57

開墾

Opening

高村光太郎

Kotaro Takamura

 私自身のやつてゐるのは開墾などと口幅つたいことは言はれないほどあはれなものである。

It is unbelievable to say that my own confession is a revelation and so forth.

小屋のまはりに猫の額ほどの地面を掘り起して去年はジヤガイモを植ゑた。

I dug up the ground about the forehead of a cat in the hut, and planted a potato last year.

今年は又その倍ぐらゐの地面を起してやはりジヤガイモを植ゑるつもりでゐる。

This year, I will raise the ground of double rattle again and insist that I will plant the potato.

外には三畝ばかりの畑を使はしてもらつて、此処にいろいろの畑作をやつてゐる。

Outside, I use a field of only Mitaka outside, and I have a variety of upland farming here.

今のところそれだけである。

That's it for now.

無理をするのがいやなので自分の体力と時間とに相当したことだけを今後もやつてゆくつもりである。

I'm going to do nothing more than I can do because I'm going to do nothing more than my physical strength and time.

無理に成績をあげるやうなことをすると、自分の芸術上の仕事にもさしひびくし、体力をも酷使するやうになるに違ひないので、その範囲を明かに判断してかかつてゐる。

If you do not do it or you do not do it, it will be obvious that you will get into the work of your own art and it will be tempting you to overwork your physical strength.

体力酷使といふことは、一面自分でも大層勉強してゐるやうに感ぜられ、農家などにあつては、労働といへば体力酷使を意味し、引いては体力酷使をしなければ労働でないやうな錯覚を持つに至り、便利な機具などを使ふのは幾分労働忌避を意味するもののやうに考へられる傾さへあるが、これはまことに馬鹿げたことで、体力を酷使せずに必要なだけの仕事の出来るのを目標とせねばならないこと言ふまでもない。

It is felt that one can really study and study oneself on the other hand, and if it is a farmer etc., it means labor and physical abuse if it is labor, and if it is not physical labor, it is not labor. It leads to having an illusion, and using convenient tools etc. is somewhat inclined to be considered as something that means labor avoidance, but this is a foolish thing and it is necessary without overuse of physical strength. It goes without saying that we must aim to be able to do only work.

むやみに計画を壮大にしてそのために神身を労し過ぎ、仕舞には何のために苦しんでゐるのか分らなくなり、果ては絶望的破壊的な考へ方まで抱くに至るやうな例もままあるのは気の毒である。

Unwillingly to make the plan magnificent and work his god too much for that purpose, it is not possible to know what to suffer for because of suffering, and there is still an example that leads to a hopelessly destructive idea. Is a pity.

分相応よりも少し内輪なくらゐに始めるのがいいのだと私は信じてゐる。

I believe that it's better to start a little bit more than a minute.

 そんなわけで、私は極めて楽な程度の開墾のまねことのやうなことを去年の雪解後に始めたのであるが、驚いたことに、そんな程度のことでさへ素人の私をおびやかすに十分であつた。

That's why I started to do a very easy way of imitating clearing after last year's solution, but surprisingly enough, it was enough to scare me of being an amateur. It was hot.

私の掌には長年の鑿だこが出来てゐて力仕事にかけては随分自信があるのであるが、鑿のあたる所と、馬鍬のあたる所とは違ふと見えて、僅かなジヤガイモ畑の開墾で右の掌に血まめが三つばかり出来た。

My palms have many years of extravagance, and I have a great deal of confidence in power work, but it seems that there is a difference between the area where the area is exposed and the area where the horse's area is exposed. There were only three blood clots on my palm.

それがつぶれて一旦治つた後、皮下の深い所が膿み始めて、最初は痒く、やがてヅキヅキと痛み出して一週間ばかりは安眠も出来ない始末となつた。

After it was crushed and healed, the deep part of the subcutaneous area began to become pussious, and at first he started to groan, and eventually he got sore and painful that he could not sleep for a week.

手首一面に腫れて二の腕の方までそれの犯して来る様子が物凄いので、たうとう花巻町に出かけて花巻病院長さんに見てもらひ、その夜すぐに右掌を切開して膿を出していただいた。

The appearance of swelling on one side of the wrist up to the arm of the second arm is amazing, so I went out to Hanatocho Town and saw it to the hospital director Hanamaki, and immediately cut out my right palm and put out pus that night. Received.

それから毎日ガーゼの取りかへに病院通ひをするため一ヶ月足らずは花巻町の院長さん邸に逗留しなければならなかつた。

Then I had to stay at the director's residence in Hanamaki-cho for less than a month to go to the hospital every day for gauze.

その一ヶ月は丁度五月から六月にかけてのことなので畝作り、播種、施肥、その他栽培に一番肝要な時期だつたわけであるから、不在のままだつた私の開墾も畑もすつかり仕事が遅れてしまつた。

The month is just from May to June, so it is the most important time to grow, sow, fertilize, and so on. Was late.

六月末に山に帰つてみると、エン豆、インゲン、ジヤガイモなどはどうやら物になつたが、稗の苗などは雑草にすつかり食はれてしまつてゐた。

When I went back to the mountain at the end of June, the green beans, green beans, potatoes and so on were apparently something to be eaten, but the seedlings of mulberry were eaten by weeds.

一旦はびこり出した雑草はまだ不自由な右手の働きぐらゐでは中々退治がむつかしく、私の畑は雑草の中にいろんな作物が居留してゐるやうな状態となり、実にさんたんたるものであつた。

The weeds that once came out were hard to get rid of in the middle of the work with the right hand, and my field was in a state where various crops were lodged in the weeds, and it was really a shame.

 その上、北上川以西の此の辺一帯は強い酸性土壌であり、知れ渡つた痩地である。

In addition, the area around the foot of the Kitakami River and the west is a strong acid soil, which is a well-known desert area.

そのことは前から知つてゐたし、又さういふ土地であるから此所に移住してくる気になつたのである。

It has been known for a long time, and since it is a poor land, it has a desire to move to a place.

北上川以東には沖積層地帯の肥えた土地がたくさんあるのであるが、私はさういふ地方の人気のよくないことを聞き知つてゐたのである。

There are many fertile lands in the alluvial zone to the east of the Kitakami River, but I have heard that it is not popular in the Saifu region.

野菜などが有りあまる程とれる地方では其を商品とする農家の習慣が自然とその土地の人気を浅ましいものにするのである。

In the region where vegetables can be taken to a great extent, the practice of farmers making rattan products makes nature and the popularity of the area shallow.

此所のやうに自給自足すら覚束ないやうな痩地の所へは買出しの人さへやつて来ず、従つて農人はおのづから勤勉であると同時に悪びれもせず、人間本来の性情を素直に保つてゐる。

No place to go to a place where you can not go to a place where you are not self-sufficient, so the farmer is not a diligent person and at the same time is not a bad person, he is not a human being Keep it straight and talk.

実際太田村山口の人達は今の世に珍しいほど皆人物が好くてのどかである。

In fact, the people in Otamura Yamaguchi are all so fond of people that they are so rare in the world.

その代り強い酸性土壌なのである。

Instead, it is a strongly acidic soil.

そこで私はタンカルを使つた。

So I used Tankar.

これは宮沢賢治が在世の頃東北砕石会社の生産品として、彼自身もその売りひろめに奔走した石灰類なのであるが、今日漸くその効用がひろく認められて、今でも、東磐井郡長坂村付近にその後継会社があり、炭酸カルシウム、略してタンカルと呼ばれて、さかんに売り出されてゐる模様である。

This is a limestone that Kenji Miyazawa was a product of the Tohoku Crushed Stone Company during his lifetime, and he himself fought for the sale, but today its utility has been widely recognized, and even now he is near Nagasaka Village, Higashi-Kashii-gun After that, there is a successor company, and it is called calcium carbonate, which is called Tankal for short, and it seems that it will be sold out quickly.