Matsuo Basho, Japanese Buddhist Monk and Poet

 by Hokusai

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Matsuo Chūemon Munefusa or Matsuo Kinsaku
  • Known as: Matsuo Basho or just "Basho"
  • Birth: Unknown Date, 1644, Iga Province (now in Mie), Japan
  • Death: November 28, 1694, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Who he was: Japanese Buddhist monk and poet; Oku no Hosomichi (The Narrow Road to the Deep North) (one of the "Four Great Haiku Masters")
  • Included in lists (What's This?): LRP

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