Basho real name: Matsuo Munefusa, Popularly Known As: Chuzaemon, Artist Names: Basho, Fura, Hyochuan, Mumeian, Tosei
Japanese, 17th century, male.
Born 1644, in Iga; died 1694.
Basho is one of Japan’s most celebrated haiku poets. He also studied suiboku painting (ink painting) with Marikawa Kyoroku.