Category Archives: Basho

The Beat of Different Drummers

WHR July 2002 Shades of Ink: Translating the Japanese poem The Beat of Different Drummers: English Translations of Hokku from Matsuo Basho’s Oku no hosomichi Mark Jewel, Waseda University (*The following paper was first published, without the Appendix, in The … Continue reading

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Haiku Art 5

A Collection of Haiku Art

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The Other Side of the Coin

WHR August 2001 The Other Side of the Coin: Haiku and the Harsh Realities Peter Brady For many of us, our introduction to haiku was through such masterpieces as Basho’s frog pond or Issa’s fly rubbing his forelegs and back … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Translator, part 1

VOL 1, ISSUE 1 – MAY 2001 Confessions of a Translator, Part 1 David G. Lanou Introduction to David G. Lanoue David G. Lanoue is quickly becoming synonymous with Issa. His interactive website project, The Haiku of Kobayashi Issa, has … Continue reading

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A Contrarian View of Basho’s Frog

Vol 5-1, Summer 2005 DREAMS OF A CONTRARIAN OXONIAN…… FRAGMENTARY NOTES [ 1 ] A Contrarian View on Basho’s Frog Haiku Susumu Takiguchi Thanks in part to the global reach of the Internet and the increasing dominance of English as … Continue reading

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Basho and Breugel

VOLUME 3: ISSUE 2 DECEMBER 2003 WHF2003 Holland – Ion Codrescu BASHO AND BRUEGEL – Two Approaches to Nature Ion Codrescu Constantza, RO At first sight, it might seem surprising to make a connection between Basho and Bruegel. The former … Continue reading

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Liveliness in Haiku

VOLUME 3: ISSUE 1 MARCH 2003 Liveliness in Japanese and American Haiku Dr. Bruce Ross Orono, Maine The World Haiku Festival 2002 Yuwa-town, Akita 20-22 September  In the preface to the early anthology of Japanese poetry Kokinshu (905) we learn … Continue reading

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