Matsuo Basho

Matsuo Basho

Died: November 28, 1694

Nationality: Japanese

Occupation: Poet

Biography: Matsuo Bashō, born Matsuo Kinsaku, then Matsuo Chūemon Munefusa, was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as a master of brief and clear haiku.

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Source/Notes: Classical Japanese Database, Translation #41 of a Saga Diary excerpt (Translation: Robert Hass) - Statements

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