The inquiry about the first carpenter (Honseki),
any and every detail, I will leave to him.
(Ichini daiku no) ( ukagai ni), 7-5 waka
(nanika no koto mo) ( makase oku). 7-5
Marvelous construction if it is to be done,
Speak wholeheartedly and give instructions (hinokishin).
(Fushigina fushin) (o suru naraba),
(ukagai tatete) (iitsuke yo).
All from the world, little by little,
the carpenters that come, place fragrance on them.
(Mina sekai kara) (dandan to) 7-5 waka
(kitaru daiku ni) (nioi kake). 7-5
If there are good leaders,
quickly, to the home bring them.
(Yoki toryo ga) (aru naraba), 5-5 waka
(hayaku komoto e) (yosete oke). 7-5
What kind of leader, four will be needed.
Quickly inquire and wholeheartedly look for them.
(Izure toryo) (yonin iru), 5-5 waka
(hayaku ukagai) (tatete miyo). 5-5
Come to me unwillingly, I do not say
step by step, eventually they will come to God.
(Murini koi to wa) (iwan dena), 7-5 waka
(izure dandan) (tsuki kuru de). 7-5
Something marvelous is this construction.
Once this is begun, there shall be no end to it.
(Nanika mezurashi) ( (kono fushin), 7-5 waka
(shikaketa koto nara) (kiri wa nai). 7-5
Inside the mountains, if one goes.
Wood master, take with you.
(Yama no naka e to) ( yuku naraba), 7-5 waka
(araki toryo) (tsurete yuke). 5-5
Here are the construction worker, the master,
the framing leader and the wood planer (different types of leader necessary to spread God’s truths).
(Kore wa kozaiku) (toryo ya), 7-5
(tatemae toryo) (kore kanna). 7-5