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Uejima Onitsura

Uejima Onitsura Japanese poet and writer

Japanese poet and writer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Japanese poet and writer
Was Poet Writer
From Japan
Type Literature
Gender male
Birth 4 April 1661, Itami, Hyōgo Prefecture, Kansai region, Japan
Death 2 August 1738 (aged 77 years)
Star sign AriesAries
The details

Uejima Onitsura (上島鬼貫, April 1661 – 2 August 1738) was a Japanese haiku poet of the Edo period, famous in the Osaka region for his haiku poetry. Belonging to the Danrin school of Japanese poetry, Uejima is credited (along with other Edo-era poets) of helping to define and exemplify Bashō's style of poetry.

Born to a family of brewers in Itami (present-day Hyōgo Prefecture), Uejima showed exceptional talent in poetry at the age of eight. At the age of 25, Uejima moved to Osaka, where he begun his professional career in haiku and other forms of poetry.

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