Yamei
Japan (1662? - 1713) Timeline
Buddhist : Zen / Chan


Poems by Yamei
Books - Links

In addition to being a poet, Sakai Yamei was a ronin, a masterless samurai, of the Kuroda Clan. Originally from the southern island of Kyushu, he later settled in Kyoto. He received the haiku name, Yamei, from the great haiku poet, Matsuo Basho.


Poems by Yamei


Recommended Books: Yamei

The Longing in Between: Sacred Poetry from Around the World (A Poetry Chaikhana Anthology) Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics





Related Links

Zen and the Art of Haiku
http://www.westernchanfellowship.org/zen-and-art-of-haiku.html

Article by Ken Jones. Mentions, among others, Yamei.

WKD: Sakai Yamei
http://wkdhaikutopics.blogspot.com/2009/08/sakai-yamei.html

An interesting discussion of different ways to translate Yamei's famous 'pheasant and field' haiku.
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