Who is Kobayashi Issa

Kobayashi Issa (小林 一茶, June 15, 1763 – January 5, 1828) was a Japanese poet and lay Buddhist priest of the Jōdo Shinshū. He is known for his haiku poems and journals. He is better known as simply Issa (一茶), a pen name meaning Cup-of-tea (lit. "one [cup of] tea"). He is regarded as one of the four haiku masters in Japan, along with Bashō, Buson and Shiki — "the Great Four."Reflecting the popularity and interest in Issa as man and poet, Japanese books on Issa outnumber those on Buson and almost equal in number those on Bashō.

Biography

Issa was born and registered as Kobayashi Nobuyuki (小林 信之), with a childhood name of Kobayashi Yatarō (小林 弥太郎), the first son of a farmer family of Kashiwabara, now part of Shinano-machi, Shinano ...
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Goldrushgodfrey: damn kobayashi issa you would've loved phoebe bridgers
Patrickbreukers: haiku (俳句) is a traditional japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world. everything i touch by kobayashi issa (1763-1828). share it ❤️ like it.
D_umadlpisani: “in morning mist a frenzy of drops from the tree” issa kobayashi 小林一茶 (kojima ichiro, from “tsugaru”)
Po_tomato: "goes out, comes back—       the love life of a cat." -kobayashi issa
Vinodkumarmeht0: everything i touch with tenderness, alas, pricks like a bramble kobayashi issa
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To A Shade
 by William Butler Yeats

If you have revisited the town, thin Shade,
Whether to look upon your monument
(I wonder if the builder has been paid)
Or happier-thoughted when the day is spent
To drink of that salt breath out of the sea
When grey gulls flit about instead of men,
And the gaunt houses put on majesty:
Let these content you and be gone again;
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