by / on July 15, 2012 at 7:59 AM / in Arashiyama, Rakushi-sha hermitage

Rakushi Hermitage in Arashiyama!

One of the most important sites in Japanese literary history is this hermitage where Mukai Kyorai (1651-1704) enjoyed his solitude. He was one of the most distinguished disciples of Basho. Over the years many haikai poets, including Basho, visited here and it became like a haikai center which always welcomes haikai poets. Mukai Kyorai, original name Mukai Kanetoki, also called […]

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