Tomb of Ueshima Onitsura
@ 2-10, Rokumantaicho, Tennoji-ku
 Horinzenji temple
m Shitennojimae Yuhigaoka nby Tanimachi Line
 about 150m to the northwest
 Onitsura was a distinguished haiku poet in the Edo era who was born as a son of a sake brewer at Itami(Hyogo prefecture) in the first year of Kanbun,1661.
 He initially became a disciple of Nishiyama Soin but came to Osaka during the years of Enpo and he developed his own field after years of study to reach the stage which Basho later attained.
 He was a man of gentleness and sincerity and made friends with Konishi Raizan.
 He respected Basho and called on him to ask after his health a few days before Basho died.
 He left his writings on haiku named gTaigomonoguruih gHitorigotoh.
 He died in the 3rd year of Genroku(1738) at Unagidani at age 78.
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