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Marks and Grade Points in Renga

in Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748636
eISBN:
9780804779395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748636.003.0038
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In waka, renga, and later, haikai, practitioners submitted their work to their teacher or other respected poets for evaluation. The teacher would scrutinize the poem before giving a “grade” for each ... More


New Styles of Criticism for a New Style of Poetry

Scott Mehl

in The Ends of Meter in Modern Japanese Poetry: Translation and Form

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501761171
eISBN:
9781501761195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501761171.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter highlights the reign of the emperor Meiji in Japan in which translations of poetry in Western languages aimed at a broad public began to appear. It examines the premier of these, ... More


Hototogisu

Donald Keene

in The Winter Sun Shines In: A Life of Masaoka Shiki

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164887
eISBN:
9780231535311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164887.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Masaoka Shiki’s support for the haiku magazine Hototogisu, the first issue of which appeared on January 15, 1897. In the thirtieth year of Meiji, there were signs of a ... More


The Poetry of Matsuo Bashō

Haruo Shirane

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0024
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the poetry of Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694). Modern haiku derives from the seventeen-syllable hokku, or opening verse, of haikai, or comic linked verse. When Bashō began his career ... More


Pornographic Adaptations of the Classics: The Safflower (1948–1950) and The Record of the Night Battles at Dannoura (1970–1976)

Kirsten Cather

in The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835873
eISBN:
9780824871604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835873.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on two censored Japanese classic texts: The Safflower and The Record of the Night Battles at Dannoura. The Safflower is a late eighteenth-century collection of senryu, a genre of ... More


Kū: On Bashō

Nishitani Keiji

in Japan's Frames of Meaning: A Hermeneutics Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834609
eISBN:
9780824870546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834609.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter talks about Matsuo Basho, a famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. Despite the many people who have dealt with the ins and outs of Basho, in him was a deeply developed sense of ... More


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