Matsuo Bashō


Born
in Matsuo Kinsaku, Japan
January 01, 1644

Died
November 28, 1694

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MATSUO Bashō (松尾 芭蕉) was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, Bashō was renowned for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, he is recognized as a master of brief and clear haiku.

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The Narrow Road to the Deep...

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On Love and Barley: Haiku o...

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Basho: The Complete Haiku

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Lips Too Chilled

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Narrow Road to the Interior...

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The Essential Basho

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Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times:...

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Bashō's Haiku: Selected Poems

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A Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku a...

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Basho's Narrow Road: Spring...

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“The journey itself is my home.”
Matsuo Basho

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise; seek what they sought.”
Matsuo Basho

“Winter solitude-
in a world of one colour
the sound of the wind.”
Basho Matsuo

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