The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Matsuo Basho

The summary of “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” <figure> <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Buson_OKUnoHOSOMICHI.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”640″ height=”194″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Buson_OKUnoHOSOMICHI-1024×311.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Buson_OKUnoHOSOMICHI.jpg?resize=1024%2C311&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Buson_OKUnoHOSOMICHI.jpg?resize=300%2C91&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Buson_OKUnoHOSOMICHI.jpg?resize=768%2C233&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Buson_OKUnoHOSOMICHI.jpg?w=1500&amp;ssl=1 1500w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Buson_OKUnoHOSOMICHI.jpg?w=1280&amp;ssl=1 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </a> <figcaption>Departure of The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Yosa Buson</figcaption> </figure> <h2>Summary</h2> “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” (奥の細道, Oku-no hosomichi) is a travel writing with haiku poems by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694). Check the famous 10 haiku poems by Matsuo Basho. He departed with the disciple Kawai Sora March 27 in 1689, traveled around Tōhoku region, and reached Ōgaki August 21. The journery finished when he visited Ise Shrine. It took more than Read more about The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Matsuo Basho[…]

The meaning of the frog and old pond haiku poem by Matsuo Basho

The fact of the most famous haiku poem in Japan. <figure> <img width=”640″ height=”381″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/frog-2504507_960_720.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/frog-2504507_960_720.jpg?w=960&amp;ssl=1 960w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/frog-2504507_960_720.jpg?resize=300%2C178&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/frog-2504507_960_720.jpg?resize=768%2C457&amp;ssl=1 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> <figcaption></figcaption> </figure> The most famous haiku poem of the most famous haiku poet in Japan. 古池や 蛙飛び込む 水の音 It’s a very simple poem. Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) composed it at a haiku gathering in 1686 when he was 43 years old.  If you pronounce the kanji and hiragana, it’s in the following way. Furuike ya/ Kawazu tobikomu/ Mizu no oto   Do you know the syllable and format of haiku? Haiku’s format and rules in English and Japanese   It would be a little difficult to say Read more about The meaning of the frog and old pond haiku poem by Matsuo Basho[…]

Haiku’s format and rules in English and Japanese

How to do a “haiku” poem? The rules for haiku is so simple. But do you know how to write haiku poems is different between Japanese and English?  What is a “haiku”. It’s structure in Japanese and in English.     The format of Japanese  5-7-5 syllables (17 syllables in all) Must use a seasonally word(phrase), “kigo“(read below)     The strucure of haiku is basically 5-7-5, 15 syllables. It is a poem that place value on the rhythm of sound, so it is better to keep 5-7-5 as possible. It is like a samba rhythm for Brazilians. The Japanese settle down somehow by listening to this syllable.   However, as an exception, there Read more about Haiku’s format and rules in English and Japanese[…]

Kawahigashi Hekigoto’s haiku poems

Kawahigashi Hekigoto’s haiku poems <img width=”404″ height=”599″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/92db2ff04266ade08244328f410195b8.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/92db2ff04266ade08244328f410195b8.jpg?w=404&amp;ssl=1 404w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/92db2ff04266ade08244328f410195b8.jpg?resize=202%2C300&amp;ssl=1 202w” sizes=”(max-width: 404px) 100vw, 404px” /> Kawahigashi Hekigoto (1873-1937) learned haiku from <a title=”Masaoka Shiki’s haiku poems” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/masaoka-shiki-haiku-poems”>Masaoka Shiki</a> with <a title=”Takahama Kyoshi’s haiku poems” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/takahama-kyoshis-haiku-poems”>Takahama Kyoshi</a>. Though Kyoshi respected traditional haiku, he pursued the new way and reached a free-verse haiku.</p> <p>Other famous Japanese poets</p> <ul> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/matsuo-basho/famous-haiku-poems-matsuo-basho”> Matsuo Basho </a> </li> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/yosa-busons-haiku-poems”> Yosa Buson </a> </li> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/masaoka-shiki-haiku-poems”> Masaoka Shiki </a> </li> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/takahama-kyoshis-haiku-poems”> Takahama Kyoshi </a> </li> </ul> <h3><a href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/matsuo-basho/narrow-road-deep-north-matsuo-basho” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Spring Poems</a></h3> <p>&lt;Japanese&gt; 蝶の触れ 行く礎沓に 匂ふ草 Cho no fure/ Yuku soto ni/ Niou kusa <English> The butterfly touches and go Read more about Kawahigashi Hekigoto’s haiku poems[…]

Takahama Kyoshi’s haiku poems

Takahama Kyoshis haiku poems <img width=”408″ height=”428″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Takahama_Kyoshi.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Takahama_Kyoshi.jpg?w=408&amp;ssl=1 408w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Takahama_Kyoshi.jpg?resize=286%2C300&amp;ssl=1 286w” sizes=”(max-width: 408px) 100vw, 408px” /> Takahama Kyoshi (1874-1959) studied haiku under <a title=”Masaoka Shiki’s haiku poems” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/masaoka-shiki-haiku-poems”>Masaoka Shiki</a> since he was a junior high school student. He aspired an objective and realistic poetry and followed the traditional haiku expressing nature as it is.</p> <p>Other famous Japanese poets</p> <ul> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/matsuo-basho/famous-haiku-poems-matsuo-basho”> Matsuo Basho </a> </li> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/yosa-busons-haiku-poems”> Yosa Buson </a> </li> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/masaoka-shiki-haiku-poems”> Masaoka Shiki </a> </li> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/kawahigashi-hekigoto-haiku-poems”> Kawahigashi Hekigoto </a> </li> </ul> <h3><a href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/matsuo-basho/narrow-road-deep-north-matsuo-basho” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Spring Poems</a></h3> <p>&lt;Japanese&gt; 竹林に  黄なる春日を  仰ぎけり Chikurin ni/ Ki naru haruhi wo/ Aogikeri <English> In the Read more about Takahama Kyoshi’s haiku poems[…]

Yosa Buson

Yosa Buson’s haiku poems

Yosa Buson’s haiku poems <img width=”500″ height=”500″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Yosa_Buson.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Yosa_Buson.jpg?w=500&amp;ssl=1 500w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Yosa_Buson.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Yosa_Buson.jpg?resize=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Yosa_Buson.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Yosa_Buson.jpg?resize=174%2C174&amp;ssl=1 174w” sizes=”(max-width: 500px) 100vw, 500px” /> Yosa Buson (1716-1784) was a haiku poet in the Edo era and also active as a painter. Therefore, his haiku has a feature that highlights a visual image clearly.</p> <p>Other famous Japanese poets</p> <ul> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/matsuo-basho/famous-haiku-poems-matsuo-basho”> Matsuo Basho </a> </li> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/kobayashi-issa-haiku-poems”> Kobayashi Issa </a> </li> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/masaoka-shiki-haiku-poems”> Masaoka Shiki </a> </li> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/takahama-kyoshis-haiku-poems”> Takahama Kyoshi </a> </li> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/kawahigashi-hekigoto-haiku-poems”> Kawahigashi Hekigoto </a> </li> </ul> <h3><a href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/matsuo-basho/narrow-road-deep-north-matsuo-basho” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Spring Poems</a></h3> <p>&lt;Japanese&gt; 春雨や ものがたりゆく 蓑と傘 Harusame ya/ Monogatari-yuku/ Read more about Yosa Buson’s haiku poems[…]

Kobayashi Issa’s haiku poems

Kobayashi Issa’s haiku poems <img width=”640″ height=”414″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/No.050-1024×663.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/No.050.jpg?resize=1024%2C663&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/No.050.jpg?resize=300%2C194&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/No.050.jpg?resize=768%2C497&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/No.050.jpg?w=1280&amp;ssl=1 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> Kobayashi Issa was a <a title=”What’s a haiku poem? The rule and format (Japanese and English)” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/introduction-haiku”>haiku</a> poet in the Edo period who used dialect and spoken words for haiku. Because he was born in the farmer family, and loved to use the plain and simple words. The representative work is “”The Spring of My Life”.</p> <p>Other famous Japanese poets</p> <ul> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/matsuo-basho/famous-haiku-poems-matsuo-basho”> Matsuo Basho </a> </li> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/yosa-busons-haiku-poems”> Yosa Buson </a> </li> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/masaoka-shiki-haiku-poems”> Masaoka Shiki </a> </li> <li > <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/haiku/takahama-kyoshis-haiku-poems”> Takahama Kyoshi Read more about Kobayashi Issa’s haiku poems[…]

Masaoka Shiki and his haiku poems in English and Japanese

Masaoka Shiki’s haiku poems <img width=”424″ height=”600″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/424px-Masaoka_Shiki.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/424px-Masaoka_Shiki.jpg?w=424&amp;ssl=1 424w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/424px-Masaoka_Shiki.jpg?resize=212%2C300&amp;ssl=1 212w” sizes=”(max-width: 424px) 100vw, 424px” /> Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) put effort into poetry activities to bring about innovation in the haiku from the Edo period. In the seven years of his later years, he kept making haiku while suffering from tuberculosis.   In 1867, Masaoka Shiki was born in Iyo Province (today’s Ehime Prefecture). He was a son of the lower-class samurai who died 40 years old in 1872. With the support of his mother, he entered the Iyo clan school Jobankai. He began to learn haiku when he was 18. But Shiki got the illness which he suffered Read more about Masaoka Shiki and his haiku poems in English and Japanese[…]

The examples of haiku poems about flowers

Flower haiku poems by Japanese haiku poets <img width=”639″ height=”960″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/No.056-1.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/No.056-1.jpg?w=639&amp;ssl=1 639w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/No.056-1.jpg?resize=200%2C300&amp;ssl=1 200w” sizes=”(max-width: 639px) 100vw, 639px” /> In haiku, flowers are often used as words expressing the season (kigo). Also, the impression given by each flower makes it possible to have a clear image in poems. By the way, do you know Haiku poem’s definition and format? Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828) <Japanese> 正月や  村の小すみの  梅の花 Shogatsu ya/ Mura no kosumi no/ Ume no hana <English> It’s New Years. At the corner of the village, Ume blossoms.   Read more Kobayashi Issa’s haiku poems. Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) <Japanese> たんほゝを  ちらしに青む  春野哉 Tanpopo wo/ Chirashi ni aomu/ Haruno kana Read more about The examples of haiku poems about flowers[…]

Haiku poems about Christmas by Japanese famous poets

The examples of Christmas haiku with 5-7-5 style  There are not so many Christians in Japan, but Christmas had been celebrated since the beginning of the 20th century. People did not have enough economic power to enjoy the event grandly decades before, so the classic haiku poems about Christmas in Japan were modest. Sponsored Links                                             Sponsored Links                                                 See also  The winter haiku poem examples by Japanese famous Read more about Haiku poems about Christmas by Japanese famous poets[…]