Haiku: From Basho to English
This essay is based on a speech originally given at the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, in Washington, D.C., on May 25, 1994, by Hiroaki Sato. It tries to dispel certain myths about what haiku was to Basho, and how consciously artistic were his methods of composition.
First published by the Japanese Information and Cultural Center, Washington, D.C. in the Introducing Modern Japan: Lecture Series: Volume III,
All rights reserved.This essay is republished here with the kind permission of the author.