Tomb of Ihara Saikaku@@
@ 1- 21, 4-chome, Uehonmachi, Chuo-ku
m Uehonmachi 4-chome nby bus
 about 200m to the south
 Saikaku, together with Chikamatsu and Basho, was the flower of culture of the Genroku period.
 He was a disciple of Nishiyama Soin as such a well talented poet of haikai that he could make as many as 23,500 poems at Sumiyoshi Shrine during a day and night.
 He wrote his first novel gKoshoku Ichidaiotokohand it was published in Osaka in the 2nd year of Tenna(1682).
 He developed new world with his powers of observation and his wild expression in his successive works gNihon EidaigurahgSeken Munazanyoh.
 He was once buried and deserted in a cemetery for those who left no relatives behind but Koda Rohan and others found it.
 He died at 52 in the 6th year of Genroku.
 In addition, the tomb of Nakai family was in the same precincts.
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