This book is a beautiful tribute to Japanese poetry. It relates the journey that Matsuo Basho, a poet who lived during the 17th century, made across Japan. From frogs to cherry blossoms to a friend who gives him grass slippers, Basho writes a poem for everything he sees on his journey. The book also accompanies each haiku with the Japanese term for the subject of the poem. With colored ink illustrations and the original haikus on each page, this book is a beautiful compression of the journal of Matsuo Basho.
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