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Author Information: Roka

 
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1671-1703
Rōka, the son of the abbot of Higashi Honganji in Kyoto, became the eleventh chief priest of Zuisenji Temple in Toyama at the age of seven. He came to know Kyōrai, and in 1694 Rōka became a pupil of Bashō and studied haiku with him. Rōka's haiku are known for their clarity and strength of observation.

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