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[…]

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.   Related Post                                 Read more about Best 10 famous Matsuo Basho’s haiku poems in Japanese and English[…]