Kanji: 俳. Radical: 人. Number of strokes: 10. Meaning: “ haiku”. Pronunciation: ハイhai.

Matsuo Bashô

Matsuo Bashô

Matsuo Bashō 松尾 芭蕉
Greatest master of haiku 俳句
Or more precisely of hokku 発句, lit. "starting verse"
The name ‘haiku’ being given by another master
Masaoka Shiki 正岡 子規 (1867–1902)

Yosa Buson 与謝 蕪村and Kobayashi Issa 小林 一茶
Being the two others of four most famous ones

Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)
Born 松尾 金作 in Ueno上野市, Iga Province伊賀国
Nowdays Mie Prefecture 三重

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