Ochi Etsujin

Ochi Etsujin (1656?-1739?) was one of the few pupils of Bashō, and one of the greatest. He was born in Northern Echigo, but later lived in Nagoya. He is said to have been very handsome. In English, "Etsujin" literally translates to "man from Etsu" which is the provinces of Echigo and Echizen in Northern Japan.

He used the pen name Kinkaoo for his poetry, which meant "old man rose of sharon."

Etsujin's grave is located at temple Choen-Ji in Nagoya.

Haiku by Etsujin


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