The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Matsuo Basho

The summary and route of “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”     Summary “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 150 days and the walking distance was 2400km (about 1490mile).   This travel writing gets a high-reputation as the finest and perfect among Basho’s travels, and it is considered as one of 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

A frog didn’t leap into a pond… The fact of the most famous haiku poem in Japan.   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 correctly. The tip is to say without intonating Read more about The meaning of the frog and old pond haiku poem by Matsuo Basho[…]

Winter haiku poems, Matsuo Basho’s examples

Basho’s winter haiku  The winter haiku which made by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) are clearly expressed his own viewpoints comparing to other seasons. Between October and December was winter as the old calender.                                                 Sponsored Links Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Cherry Blossoms, Gold and Purple                       Sponsored Links Japan Kyoto Gauze Scarf Small Motif Stripe 8.6 x 52 Inch Cool Kimono Design Print                       Sponsored Links   See Read more about Winter haiku poems, Matsuo Basho’s examples[…]

Haiku poems of autumn. The examples by Matsuo Basho

Basho’s autumn haiku The autumn haiku poems of Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) have not only seasonally lonely but also somewhat frank. And some of them represent his later years.     Haiku poem’s definition and format(Japanese and English)                                         Sponsored Links           See larger image Basho: The Complete Haiku (Hardcover) Basho stands today as Japan’s most renowned writer, and one of the most revered. Wherever Japanese literature, poetry or Zen are studied, his oeuvre carries weight. Every new student of haiku quickly learns that Basho was the greatest of the Old Japanese Masters. Read more about Haiku poems of autumn. The examples by Matsuo Basho[…]

Haiku poems of summer. The examples by Matsuo Basho

Basho’s summer haiku  The famous haiku made by Matsuo Basho(1644-1694) are mostly the theme of summer. In the Japanese lunar calendar, April to July is summer. Haiku poem’s definition and format(Japanese and English) Sponsored Links                                                                           Sponsored Links                                                                           Read more about Haiku poems of summer. The examples by Matsuo Basho[…]

Spring haiku poem examples by Matsuo Basho

Basho’s spring haiku The spring haiku that Matsuo Basho(1644-1694) made has a seasonally free and easy characteristic, but some work are somewhat funny(it probably depended on his personality). As it was the lunar calendar until the Edo period in Japan, spring was between January and March.       Sponsored Links     Please enjoy the great 5-7-5 poems on comfortable season.   Haiku poem’s definition and format(Japanese and English)                                                                   Sponsored Links                   Read more about Spring haiku poem examples by Matsuo Basho[…]

Best 10 famous Matsuo Basho’s haiku poems in Japanese and English

Learn the meaning of Matsuo Basho’s famous haiku poems Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) made about 1000 haiku poems in his lifetime with the jouney around Japan. His writing “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” is the most famous haiku collection in Japan.    Among them, I would like to introduce you the 10 famous examples of his works including about “old pond and frog”, “cicada” and his death poem(“sick on a journey”). The haiku poems are shown in original Japanese 5-7-7 syllables, and translated to English three lines style to realize the meaning.                                       Read more about Best 10 famous Matsuo Basho’s haiku poems in Japanese and English[…]