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Author Information: Kyorai

 
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1651-1704
Born in Nagasaki, Kyōrai moved to Kyoto at the age of eight and became known for his excellence in martial arts, astronomy, and general learning. He met Kikaku in 1684 and joined him to become one of the the leading pupils of Bashō. He combined in his own verse the qualities of martial strength and poetic gentleness. Kyōrai's writings about poetics became influential for later haiku masters.

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