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The narrow road to Oku = おくのほそ道 /
The narrow road to Oku

Author: 松尾芭蕉, 1644-1694. Matsuo Bashō ; translated by Donald Keene ; illustrated by Miyata Masayuki. 宮田雅之. ; Bashō Matsuo; Donald Keene; Masayuki Miyata
Publisher: 講談社インターナショナル, Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, 1996
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In the account which he named The Narrow Road to Oku, Basho makes a journey lasting 150 days, in which he travels, on foot, a distance of 600 ri. This was three hundred years ago, when the average distance covered by travelers was apparently 9 ri per day, so it is clear that Basho, who was forty years old at the time, possessed a remarkably sturdy pair of walking legs. Nowadays with the development of all sorts of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Bashō Matsuo; Bashō Matsuo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 松尾芭蕉, 1644-1694. Matsuo Bashō ; translated by Donald Keene ; illustrated by Miyata Masayuki. 宮田雅之. ; Bashō Matsuo; Donald Keene; Masayuki Miyata
ISBN: 4770020287 9784770020284
OCLC Number: 59592085
Language Note: Japanese text, parallel English translation.
Description: 187 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Oku no hosomichi.
Responsibility: Matsuo Bashō ; translated by Donald Keene ; illustrated by Miyata Masayuki = [Oku no hosomichi / Matsuo Bashō ; Donarudo Kīn yaku ; Miyata Masayuki kirie].
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In the account which he named The Narrow Road to Oku, Basho makes a journey lasting 150 days, in which he travels, on foot, a distance of 600 ri. This was three hundred years ago, when the average distance covered by travelers was apparently 9 ri per day, so it is clear that Basho, who was forty years old at the time, possessed a remarkably sturdy pair of walking legs. Nowadays with the development of all sorts of means of transportation, travel l is guaranteed to be pleasant and convenient in every respect, so it's almost impossible for us to imagine the kind of journey Basho undertook, "drifting with the clouds and streams," and "lodging under trees and on bare rocks." This translation is illustrated with Mayaski's works produced for the exhibition marking the thirtieth anniversary of his career as an artist with the Narrow road to Oku as the theme.

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