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Famous Haiku Poets

Below are famous poets that are known for writing haiku poetry. Where possible, we've provided links to examples of their poetry. This page is currently being developed.

See also: Famous Haiku Poems | Western Poets Using Haiku

Haiku Masters

  • Matsuo Bashō
  • Yosa Buson
  • Fukuda Chiyo-ni
  • Kobayashi Issa
  • Masaoka Shiki

Other famous haiku poets: Natsume Soseki, Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Chiyo-ni, Hendrik Doeff, Hanabusa Itchō, Tatsuko Hoshino, Dakotsu Iida, Ishizuka Tomoji, Kobayashi Issa, Masao Kume, Takashi Matsumoto, Nagai Tatsuo, Naito Joso, Ogiwara Seisensui, Ozaki Kōyō, Taneda Santōka, and Shōtetsu.

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Pre-Shiki period

Shiki and later