おくのほそ道 (Oku no Hosomichi)

Matsuo BASHŌ (1644 - 1694)

Oku no Hosomichi (meaning Narrow Road to Oku [the Deep North]) is a major work by Matsuo Bashō.

Oku no Hosomichi was written based on a journey taken by Bashō in the late spring of 1689. He and his traveling companion Sora departed from Edo (modern-day Tokyo) for the northerly interior region known as Oku, propelled mostly by a desire to see the places about which the old poets wrote. Travel in those days was, of course, very dangerous to one’s health, but Bashō was committed to a kind of poetic ideal of wandering. He travelled for about 156 days all together, covering thousands of miles mostly on foot. Of all of Bashō’s works, Oku no Hosomichi is best known. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Travel & Geography

Language: Japanese

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Play 01 Chapters 01 to 09 kaseumin
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Play 02 Chapters 10 to 18 kaseumin
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Play 03 Chapters 19 to 27 kaseumin
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Play 04 Chapters 28 to 36 kaseumin
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Play 05 Chapters 37 to 45 kaseumin
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