|@||2-10, Rokumantaicho, Tennoji-ku
|m Shitennojimae Yuhigaoka nby Tanimachi
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 gTaigomonoguruih gHitorigotoh.
He died in the 3rd year of Genroku(1738) at Unagidani at age 78.
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