Revered to be the greatest Japanese poet, Basho was born in , some 30 The Narrow Road to the Interior is Basho’s most famous travel. Here is the most complete single-volume collection of the writings of one of the great luminaries of Asian literature. Basho (–)—who elevated the haiku . to his lucid and engaging translation of Bashō’s greatest achievement, his famed travelogue Narrow Road to the Interior (Oku no Hosomichi).

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Summary: The Narrow Road of the Interior | Jwdeering’s Blog

Matsuo Basho constructed this poem as if it were one large travel narrod from a journey. Basho allegedly wrote this while he was on his journey.

The journey itself is your home. Basho takes a boat from Edo and reaches the docks of Senju.

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Narrow Road to the Interior: And Other Writings

Basho describes how such travel will make you age. He means although it is tiresome and harsh, it will make you wiser to see the world.

Basho reaches a post station at Soka. Later, Basho and Sora lodge at an inn in the Nikko Mountains.

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