Ryokan

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Ryokan (1758-1831) was a poet, master calligrapher, zen hermit, and is one of the most beloved poets of Japan. Taking the name of Daigo or "Great Fool:, he was often seen playing games with the village children or begging for food. Instead of becoming the head of a zen temple he preferred the simple and independent life of a hermit.

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Between The Floating Mist

Poems of Ryokan
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Poetry. Asian Studies. Translated from the Japanese by Dennis Maloney and Hide Oshiro. Ryokan (1758-1831) was a poet, master calligrapher, Zen hermit, and is one of the most beloved poets of Japan. Instead of becoming the head of a Zen temple, he preferred the simple and independent life of a hermit.

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