About Kobayashi IssaKobayashi Issa was one of the most famous japanese haiku mastes and poets. He is best known for his haiku poems and journals. Reflecting the popularity and interest in Issa as man and poet, Japanese books on Issa outnumber those on Buson and almost equal in number those on Bash?. He wrote over 20,000 haiku, which have won him readers up to the present day and was also known for his drawings.
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He is regarded as one of the four haiku masters in Japan, along with Basho, Shiki and Buson.