Basho Matsuo The Greatest Haiku Poet in Edo Period
appear on the essay 'Kasshima Mode (Visiting Kashima Jingu Shrine at Kashima
in Ibaraki prefecture)' written by Basho Matsuo
, the greatest haiku
poet in Edo period
August 14th of 1687, Basho took his disciples Sora and Soha to his trip
to Kashima Jingu Shrine. They took a boat on from Fukagawa Edo
to Gyotoku Shimousa, and he started the trip on foot. They walked on Gyotoku
Kaido Highway to Yawata, then they went on Sakura Kaido Highway (now Route
14 or Chiba Kaido Highway) to the east, then they turned to the north so
they went on Kioroshi Kaido Highway to visit the shrine. Even though there
are any paragraphs that they took some rest along the highways, Basho and
his disciples migt call on shops to take their breaks. Gyotoku had been
a very prosperous town in Edo period, Sasaya Udon Shop
and Nakayama Konnyaku produced near Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple
were very famous among people in Edo, and also several inns were there
along the roads in the town. Moreover, Senbon Icho Gingko Tree
and Yawata no Yabushirazu has been famous noted spots in Yawata since
Edo period. And a monument inscribed his haiku poem stands in Busshosan
Hozenji Temple in the town.
In this page, some noted landmarks that Basho Matsuo
had passed by during his trip to Kashima Jingu Shrine and a temple having his monument are introduced. Why don't you visit them?
The Noted Spots Where Basho Matsuo Past By
Basho landed Gotoku Port and started his trip to Kashima Jingu Shrine.
This shrine stands where famous and popular tasty water had flown in the river.
There is a stone tablet inscribed a haiku by Basho Matsuo.
Basho could visit this shrine as he passed by it.
Basho could see the bamboo wood during his trip.
Basho wrote 'Komatsugawa ' in his haiku poem.