At a glance:
- Author: Matsuo Munefusa
- First Published: 1694
- Type of Work: Diary and poetry
- Genres: Poetry, Haiku
- Subjects: Traveling or travelers, Poetry or poets, Beauty, Asia or Asians, Seventeenth century, Pilgrims or pilgrimages, Japan or Japanese people, Samurai
- Locales: Asia, Japan
Matsuo Bash, known as Bash, combines his talents as a poet and essayist in the writing of the poetic diary, a form of literature that was prized highly during Bash’s time. Bash, whose name is a nickname meaning “banana tree,” had been called Kinsaku as a child and Matsuo Munefusa as an adult. When he first began writing poetry, he called himself Sobo, and later, for about eight years, he used the name Tosei.
Planted in the garden near one of Bash’s residences was a banana plant that had wide leaves, especially enjoyed by Bash. When people sought...
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