Oku No Hosomichi

Oku No Hosomichi

The Narrow Road to Oku / Matsuo Bashō ; Translated by Donald Keene ; Illustrated by Miyata Masayuki

Book - 1996 | 1st ed.
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This bilingual edition of The Narrow Road to Oku' features a translation by Donald Keene and original kiri-e illustrations by Miyata Masayuki. In the account which he named The Narrow Road to Oku, Basho makes a journey lasting 150 days, in which he travels, on foot, a distance of 600 ri. This was three hundred years ago, when the average distance covered by travelers was apparently 9 ri per day, so it is clear that Basho, who was forty years old at the time, possessed a remarkably sturdy pair of walking legs. Nowadays with the development of all sorts of means of'
Publisher: Tokyo : Kodansha International, 1996.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9784770020284
Branch Call Number: 915.2 M434a
Characteristics: 187 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Keene, Donald
Miyata, Masayuki 1926-
Alternative Title: Narrow road to Oku


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