Matsuo Basho’s biography

The biography of the most famous haiku poet, Matsuo Basho <figure> <img width=”482″ height=”666″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Basho_by_Buson02.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Basho_by_Buson02.jpg?w=482&amp;ssl=1 482w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Basho_by_Buson02.jpg?resize=109%2C150&amp;ssl=1 109w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Basho_by_Buson02.jpg?resize=217%2C300&amp;ssl=1 217w” sizes=”(max-width: 482px) 100vw, 482px” /> <figcaption>Portrait of Matsuo Basho by Yosa Buson</figcaption> </figure> In Japan, there are many people who are famous for haiku. Among them, the Matsuo Basho, who was active in the Edo period, is known worldwide by developing Haikai poetry that was the source of haiku.  Learn about the origin, formats, and rules of haiku poetry His representative work is the travel book “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” from Edo to Oshu, Hokuriku Road. Basho left many haiku poems and influenced many poets Read more about Matsuo Basho’s biography[…]

Hototogisu, the longest haiku magazine and its school

“Hototogisu”, the longest magazine in Japan <img width=”640″ height=”427″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/0a74e93154f9f2bb20b02f4d5ce9f4f8_s.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/0a74e93154f9f2bb20b02f4d5ce9f4f8_s.jpg?w=640&amp;ssl=1 640w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/0a74e93154f9f2bb20b02f4d5ce9f4f8_s.jpg?resize=150%2C100&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/0a74e93154f9f2bb20b02f4d5ce9f4f8_s.jpg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /></p> <h2>The magazine greatly contributed to Japanese modern poetry and literature</h2> <p>The haiku unique to Japan, which is fixed form of poetry, was established by poets centered on <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/famous-haiku-poems-matsuo-basho”>Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)</a> in the Edo period. And <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/masaoka-shiki-haiku-poems”>Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902)</a> developed haiku into modern poetry. The haiku magazine “Hototogisu” was published on January 15, 1897, by Shiki ‘s friend Yanagihara Gyokudo (1867-1957). The number of the copies was 300. The purpose of the publication Read more about Hototogisu, the longest haiku magazine and its school[…]

Sugita Hisajo’s haiku poems

Suzuki Hisajo’s haiku poems <img width=”640″ height=”478″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/128b696f1fa1a0987c0f92bc8f21bbfb-1.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/128b696f1fa1a0987c0f92bc8f21bbfb-1.jpg?w=800&amp;ssl=1 800w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/128b696f1fa1a0987c0f92bc8f21bbfb-1.jpg?resize=150%2C112&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/128b696f1fa1a0987c0f92bc8f21bbfb-1.jpg?resize=300%2C224&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/128b696f1fa1a0987c0f92bc8f21bbfb-1.jpg?resize=768%2C574&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/128b696f1fa1a0987c0f92bc8f21bbfb-1.jpg?resize=285%2C214&amp;ssl=1 285w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> Suzuki Hisajo (1890- 1952) was a pioneer of female haiku poets who represent Japan. Takahama Koshi, who operated the haiku magazine Hototogisu (little cuckoo, named after Masaoka Shiki) and was a talented man of the haiku at the time, highly regarded her as “standing in a special position that did not allow the imitation of men”.  She made a mark for herself on the magazine. But in later years, she was given Read more about Sugita Hisajo’s haiku poems[…]

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Japanese death poems (haiku and Tanka) by famous people

Haiku and Tanka poems on deathbed <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”yes”> <img width=”640″ height=”309″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha-1024×494.jpg” alt=”skelton death” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=1024%2C494&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=150%2C72&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=300%2C145&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=768%2C370&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?w=1280&amp;ssl=1 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </a> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> In Japan, there was a custom of leaving a poetic short sentence on a deathbed, “Jisei no ku (death poem). It is often the one that emphasizes the phonology such as Tanka, haiku and Chinese poetry. It is considered to be an East Asian custom, especially in Japan since the Middle Ages. Not only poets but also cultural people and samurai warriors composed the death Read more about Japanese death poems (haiku and Tanka) by famous people[…]

Best short Tanka poems about death by ancient Japanese poets

Ancient Japanese memorial, pass on Tanka poems about death of friend, mother, and loved one <figure> <img width=”403″ height=”600″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/403px-Zentsu-ji.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/403px-Zentsu-ji.jpg?w=403&amp;ssl=1 403w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/403px-Zentsu-ji.jpg?resize=101%2C150&amp;ssl=1 101w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/403px-Zentsu-ji.jpg?resize=202%2C300&amp;ssl=1 202w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/403px-Zentsu-ji.jpg?resize=150%2C223&amp;ssl=1 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 403px) 100vw, 403px” /> <figcaption>Zentsuji Temple by Kawase Hasui</figcaption> </figure> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /></p> <p>It would be common in any country or region to express the feelings of losing the important person as poems. In Japan, there is traditional fixed verse such as <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/japanese-tanka-poetry-famous-poems” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Tanka</a> and <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/literatures-and-poems/introduction-haiku” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>haiku</a>. And these poets have expressed sadness when their loved one died.  Read also… Haiku poems about Read more about Best short Tanka poems about death by ancient Japanese poets[…]

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Best 8 short haiku poems about death and rip by famous poets

Japanese haiku poems about death, loss, farewell and for deceased loved ones <img width=”481″ height=”480″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AmidaRaigo.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AmidaRaigo.jpg?w=481&amp;ssl=1 481w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AmidaRaigo.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AmidaRaigo.jpg?resize=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AmidaRaigo.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/AmidaRaigo.jpg?resize=174%2C174&amp;ssl=1 174w” sizes=”(max-width: 481px) 100vw, 481px” /> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /></p> <p>Death is one of the most serious events in life, none that can escape. That is why the great haiku poets expressed their whole view of the world on the theme of death with 17 characters. There are concrete and abstract haiku poems, but you will learn the person or Japanese view of death. In addition, there was a custom of composing rip haiku Read more about Best 8 short haiku poems about death and rip by famous poets[…]

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Old Japanese love lyrics Tanka poems from Man’yoshu

Short poems for loved one. Romantic, missing, losing, and deeply depressed poems from Man’yoshu   Man’yoshu is the oldest poem collection in Japan. 20 volumes in all. Both editors and the age of formation are unknown, but the completion of the whole volume is the Nara period around the end of the 8th century. It is considered certain that Otomo no Yakamochi was involved in the compilation. The number of poems is about 4500, of which 4200 are tanka. This time, I would like to introduce a poem on the subject of love in Japanese and English.   Related Post     Nukata no Okimi   <Japanese> あかねさす  紫草野行き  標野行き  Read more about Old Japanese love lyrics Tanka poems from Man’yoshu[…]

8 missing a loved one lyrics Tanka poems by Japanese ancient poets

8 love and loss Tanka poems in Japanese and English <img width=”640″ height=”427″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/87326aec1b7d876312677d74b7328051_s.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/87326aec1b7d876312677d74b7328051_s.jpg?w=640&amp;ssl=1 640w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/87326aec1b7d876312677d74b7328051_s.jpg?resize=150%2C100&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/87326aec1b7d876312677d74b7328051_s.jpg?resize=300%2C200&amp;ssl=1 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> Of Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets which gathered the famous Tanka poems in Japan, 43 has a theme of love.  In particular, poetry related to lost love is a work with a strong message nature, in which the painful or painful feelings are contained in short phrases. I would like to introduce eight poets’ sad poems about heartbreak from this anthology of masterpieces in Japanese and English. Reading in Read more about 8 missing a loved one lyrics Tanka poems by Japanese ancient poets[…]

Best 10 love lyrics of Tanka poetry by famous Japanese poets

Classic 5-7-5-7-7 Tanka love lyrics in Japanese and English <img width=”402″ height=”599″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/402px-Bin_naoshi_Utamaro.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/402px-Bin_naoshi_Utamaro.jpg?w=402&amp;ssl=1 402w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/402px-Bin_naoshi_Utamaro.jpg?resize=201%2C300&amp;ssl=1 201w” sizes=”(max-width: 402px) 100vw, 402px” /> Though the poetry dealing with various themes, Tanka poems of romance is especially popular. Because in any age, the feelings of love for others are the same, and we easily feel sympathy for the poems. I’ll show you famous 10 love Tanka poems throughout the Japanese poem history.  Related Post Best 10 love lyrics haiku poems by famous poets 8 lost love Tanka poems by famous poets <h2>Kakinomoto Hitomaro (662-710)</h2> <p>&lt;Japanese&gt; 足引きの 山鳥の尾の しだり尾の  ながながし夜を ひとりかもねむ Ashibiki no/ Yamadori no o no/ Shidari o no/ Naganagashi yo wo/ Read more about Best 10 love lyrics of Tanka poetry by famous Japanese poets[…]

Forms of Japanese Tanka poetry and examples of famous poems

Tanka, the oldest Japanese poetry’s definition and examples <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Five_Beauties_by_Hokusai_Hosomi_Museum.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”640″ height=”325″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Five_Beauties_by_Hokusai_Hosomi_Museum.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Five_Beauties_by_Hokusai_Hosomi_Museum.jpg?w=684&amp;ssl=1 684w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Five_Beauties_by_Hokusai_Hosomi_Museum.jpg?resize=300%2C152&amp;ssl=1 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </a> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> Although haiku is famous as traditional Japanese poetry throughout the world, Tanka that has more 1000 years history than haiku. Tanka has been closely attached to the lives of people and loved by them still today beyond the years. What is and how to write Tanka Poetry? Tanka is a short lyric poem with syllables of five, seven, five, seven and seven. It is longer than haiku by the last two syllables.   Read more about Forms of Japanese Tanka poetry and examples of famous poems[…]