Kobayashi Issa, Japanese Priest and Poet

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Kobayashi Issa
  • Birth: June 15, 1763, Shinano Province (modern Nagano Prefecture), Japan
  • Death: January 5, 1828, Shinano Province, Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Who he was: Japanese priest and poet; poems and The Spring of My Life (autobiography) (one of the "Four Great Haiku Masters")

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