Haiku Master Buson

Haiku Master Buson

Companions for the Journey

by Buson

Translated by Edith Shiffert and Yuki Sawa

Published by: White Pine Press

256 pages, 5.00 x 7.00 x 0.80 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781893996816
  • Published: June 2007


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Haiku Master Buson is the only translation of the work of this important haiku poet in English. Buson (1716–1783), along with Basho and Issa, is recognized as one of the three Japanese masters of the haiku. In addition to a large selection of haiku, the book also includes a selection of Buson’s prose and a critical introduction.

Edith Shiffert is a poet who has lived in Kyoto, Japan, since the 1960s. Her most recent volume is titled Pathways.

The late Yuki Sawa was a professor at Kyoto Seika University.