Matsuo-bashō Haiku Monument

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694 ) who loved the area of Omi, on the 15th day of the 4th year of the Genroku era (1691) at harvest moon, left a famous haiku at a haiku party held at an anonymous hermitage at the Gichuji temple, “Miidera no montatakaba ya kyo no tsuki”. On November 15, 1992, it was erected in front of Kondo in commemoration of the 300 years after Matsuo Basho’s death. The calligrapher Bakuzan Sakaki, who is from Iga-Ueno as Basho drew it on the granite with a height of about 1 meter and a width of about 2 meters.

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