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Poems by Buson
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Taniguchi Buson (or Yosa Buson) was known in his day primarily as an excellent painter, but today he is often grouped with Basho and Issa as among the finest writers of haiku poetry.

He was born outside of Osaka, Japan, but lost both parents while still young. He moved to Edo (Tokyo) to study painting and haiku. He later settled in Kyoto, making a name for himself as a painter.

When we compare Buson with Basho, Buson's haiku are more crafted than Basho's, showing the precision of a painter's eye.

Poems by Buson


Recommended Books: Buson

Zen Poetry: Let the Spring Breeze Enter The Poetry of Zen: (Shambhala Library) The Moon Over Tagoto: Selected Haiku of Buson





Related Links

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http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Island/5022/busonbio.html

Brief biography and sampling of haiku.
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