Yosa Buson

(1716 - 1784 / Osaka / Japan)

Yosa Buson
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Leading haiku poet of the late 18th century and, with Basho and Issa, one of the great names in haiku. Also known as Yosa Buson or Taniguchi Buson. Also a distinguished Bunjinga(literati-style) painter, he perfected haiga ("haiky sketch") as a branch of Japanese pictorial art. His best-known painting disciple, Matsumura Goshun, also known as Gekkei, founded the Shijo school.

Born near Osaka, as a youth Buson went to Edo (now Tokyo). For five years (1737-42) he belonged to a haikai linked-verse circle over which Hayano Hajin (1676-1742) presided. Here he learned the traditions of the Basho school haikai as transmitted by Hattori Ransetsu and Takarai Kikaku. After Hajin's death ... more »

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  • Gabriella Olivieri (10/22/2013 3:41:00 PM)

    nicely simple, lovable, and memorable for the people who appreciate the simple things

  • ingrid Diaz (1/17/2012 3:39:00 PM)

    i think you do a good job. :)

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