Book Chapter by Lars Vargö: The Travels and Poems of Matsuo Bashô

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The Head of ISDP’s Stockholm Japan Center, Dr. Lars Vargö, has written a book chapter in Songs on the Road: Wandering Religious Poets in India, Tibet, and Japan. Vargö’s chapter, The Travels and Poems of Matsuo Bashô, explores the life of Matsuo Bashô (1644-1694), who traveled around Japan and recorded his experiences in a poetic travelogue. Matsuo Bashô is also widely regarded as one of the greatest haiku poets of all time.