Matsuo Basho

Matsuo Basho

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MATSUO BASHO (1644-1694) was the most prominent poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, he became recognized as the master of haiku, and his poetry remains world-renowned today; in Japan, many of his poems are immortalized on monuments and traditional sites.  He died in 1694.

He is the author of:

A Zen Wave: Basho’s Haiku and Zen