Thursday, October 6, 2011

Yosa, Buson

A black hawk and two crows
W x H: 912 x 1083
inks color on paper
Important cultural asset of Japan
Kitamura Art Museum, Japan

Yosa, Buson or Yosa no Buson (1716 – 1783) was a Japanese poet and painter from the Edo period. Buson is considered among the greatest poets of the Edo Period.
Following in the footsteps of his idol, Matsuo Bashō (the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan), Buson traveled through the wilds of northern part of Japan that had been the inspiration for Bashō's famous travel diary, Oku no Hosomichi (The Narrow Road to the Interior).