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Basho real name: Matsuo Munefusa, Popularly Known As: Chuzaemon, Artist Names: Basho, Fura, Hyochuan, Mumeian, Toseilocked


Japanese, 17th century, male.

Born 1644, in Iga; died 1694.

Painter, poet.

Basho is one of Japan’s most celebrated haiku poets. He also studied suiboku painting (ink painting) with Marikawa Kyoroku.

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