Buy The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (Classics) New Impression by Matsuo Basho, Nobuyuki Yuasa (ISBN: ). The Narrow Road to the Deep North (奥の細道 Oku no Hosomichi) is the title of famed haiku poet Matsuo Basho’s most famous work, a poem-filled travelogue. The Narrow Road to the Deep North, travel account written by Japanese haiku master Bashō as Oku no hosomichi (“The Narrow Road to Oku”), published in.

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (Yuasa)

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. The interiors of the two sacred buildings of whose wonders I had often heard with astonishment were at last revealed to me. My friends had got together the night before, and they all came with me on the boat to keep me company for the first few miles.

Under the same roof We all slept nargow, Concubines and Dedp – Bush-clovers and the moon. Too often they left me hungry. In particular, his emphasis on wabi-sabi, poverty and loneliness, as seen in a lone tree on the hillside or a lone house in a deserted field or drinking water from a simple chipped pitcher, evoked something in me that I’d been able to quite articulate.

There was a problem with your submission. A frog jumps in- The sound of the water. I myself tried to fall asleep, supressing the surge of emotion from within, but my excitement was simply too great.

In autumn I returned to my cottage on the river and swept away the cobwebs. There was not even the cry of a single bird narro be heard, and the wind seemed to breathe out black soot through every rift in the hanging clouds.

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As the first stretch of the trip has been largely absorbed into urban sprawl, many choose to head straight for Sendai Stage 18 and start their trip there with a possible detour to Nikko.

The guardian spirits of the road beckoned, and I could not settle down to work. Station 43 – Ogaki. He asked me how I had fared at the gate of Shirakawa.

Retrieved go ” https: Translated by Cid Corman, this journal details the most arduous part of a nine-month journey he took with his friend and disciple Sora through the backlands north of the capital, west to the Japan Sea, and back toward Kyoto.

The voices of two young women whispering in the next room, however, came creeping into my ears. See also Norman notth Station 44 – Postscript. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Markets Show more Markets links.

Station 4 – Muronoyashima. The book was quite thoughtful and beautiful. IN his introduction, he examines the development of the haibun style in which poetry and prose stand side by side. According to the child who acted as a self-appointed guidethis stone was once on the top of a mountain, but the travellers who came to see it did so much harm to the crops that the farmers thought it a nuisance and thrust it down into the valley, where it rests now with its chequered face downward.

The prose parts of the sketches provide significant details as required — and hardly any details when not! I stopped at the Shadow Pondso called because it was thought to reflect the exact shadow of any object that approached its shore.

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A visit to a certain hermitage: This ‘book’ is really a travel journal peppered with gorgeous haiku that apparently do not suffer much from being translated from a language and culture that are radically different. At this point Basho abandoned the original plan to head all the way north to Aomori and instead decided to head across the mountains.

There is the type of hunger that you can feel in the legs to see distant places. Views Read Edit View history. The white peak of Mount Shirane went narrkw of sight at long last and the imposing figure of Mount Hina came in its stead.

Matsuo Basho’s Narrow Road to the Deep North, Terebess Asia Online (TAO)

Lots of shrines, temples, historic markers along the way. Indeed, it has a striking resemblance to the expression of a troubled mind.

The following poem I wrote was, therefore, a reply: The group of poets waiting in a spinney on a cloudy night watching for the moon to rise over the trees in order to compose nirth amuses me still. Sep 21, Ivan Granger marked it as to-read Shelves: I bent my steps in whatever direction I wished, having no itinerary to follow. Complexity, richness, and life in its passions and contradictions interest me more.