Haiku
Haiku (俳句,  listen ,, haikai verse) (plural: same or haikus) is a very short form of Japanese poetry. It is typically characterised by three qualities:Modern Japanese haiku (現代俳句...
On (Japanese prosody)
The term "On" (rarely "Onji") refers to counting phonetic sounds in Japanese poetry. In the Japanese language, the word "on" (音) means "sound". It is used to mean the phonetic units counted in haiku, ...
Renga
Renga (連歌, collaborative poetry) is a genre of Japanese collaborative poetry. A renga consists of at least two ku (句) or stanzas. The opening stanza of the renga, called the hokku (発句), be...
Matsuo Basho
Matsuo Bashō (松尾 芭蕉, 1644 – 1694), born 松尾 金作, then Matsuo Chūemon Munefusa (松尾 忠右衛門 宗房), was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his...
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Yosa Buson
Yosa Buson or Yosa no Buson (与謝 蕪村, 1716 – January 17, 1784) was a Japanese poet and painter of the Edo period. Along with Matsuo Bashō and Kobayashi Issa, Buson is considered among the grea...
Kobayashi Issa
Kobayashi Issa (小林 一茶, June 15, 1763 – January 5, 1828), was a Japanese poet and lay Buddhist priest of the Jōdo Shinshū sect known for his haiku poems and journals. He is better known as si...
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Masaoka Shiki
Masaoka Shiki (正岡 子規, October 14, 1867 – September 19, 1902), pen-name of Masaoka Noboru (正岡 升), was a Japanese poet, author, and literary critic in Meiji period Japan. Shiki is regarded as a majo...
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Haibun
Haibun (俳文, literally, haikai writings) is a prosimetric literary form originating in Japan, combining prose and haiku. The range of haibun is broad and frequently includes autobiography, diary, e...
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Haiga
Haiga (俳画, haikai drawing) is a style of Japanese painting that incorporates the aesthetics of haikai. Haiga are typically painted by haiku poets (haijin), and often accompanied by a haiku poem. L...
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Reginald Horace Blyth
Reginald Horace Blyth (3 December 1898 – 28 October 1964) was an English author and devotee of Japanese culture.
Blyth was born in Essex, England, the son of a railway clerk. He attended Cleveland...
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Kenneth Yasuda
Kenneth Yasuda (June 23, 1914 - January 26, 2002) was a Japanese-American scholar and translator.
Yasuda was born on June 23, 1914, in Auburn, California. His poetry studies at the University of...
Harold G. Henderson
Harold Gould Henderson (1889–1974) was an American academic, art historian and Japanologist. He was a Columbia University professor for twenty years. From 1948 through 1952, he was the President of t...
Oku no Hosomichi
Oku no Hosomichi (奥の細道, originally おくのほそ道, meaning "Narrow road to/of the interior"), translated alternately as The Narrow Road to the Deep North and The Narrow Road to the Interior, is a major wo...
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