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Your Move/Readers Write: “Narrow Road” Began in Japan

Sunday December 13, 2015

“The Narrow Road to the Deep North (11/27 EJ) is actually named after a Japanese classic,” writes Michael Redmond 9P. “Quoting from 2015.12.13_Basho_by_HokusaiWikipedia: ‘Taking its title from 17th century haiku poet Matsuo Bashō‘s famous haibunOku no Hosomichi, best known in English as The Narrow Road to the Deep North…’ The 17th century text is one of the major classics of Japanese literature.”
graphic: Bashō by Hokusai

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