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Poems by Fukuda Chiyo-ni
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Fukuda Chiyo-ni is one of the most respected of the haiku poets.

The daughter of a picture framer, she showed a childhood gift for poetry and had already gained fame for her haiku while she was still a teenager.

Her early haiku were influenced by Basho and his students, though she developed her own unique shofu (style) over her career as a haikuist.

Chiyo-ni was a nun of the Pure Land Buddhist sect.

Poems by Fukuda Chiyo-ni

Recommended Books: Fukuda Chiyo-ni

Chiyo-ni: Woman Hiaku Master Haiku Enlightenment Haiku: The Gentle Art of Disappearing

Related Links

Art and Poetry of Chiyo-ni

Several haiku, and a short introduction/biography.

Simply Haiku: Chiyo-ni's Haiku Style

Short excerpts from Patricia Donegan's book, Chiyo-ni: Woman Haiku Master

The Haiku of Chiyo-ni

A large selection of haiku by Chiyo-ni
Fukuda Chiyo-ni