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The Narrow Road to Oku

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In the account which he named "The Narrow Road to Oku," Basho makes a journey lasting 150 days, in which he travels, on foot, a distance of 600 ri. This was three hundred years ago, when the average distance covered by travelers was apparently 9 ri per day, so it is clear that Basho, who was forty years old at the time, possessed a remarkably sturdy pair of walking legs. Nowadays with the development of all sorts of means of transportation, travel is guaranteed to be pleasant and convenient in every respect, so it's almost ...

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The Narrow Road to Oku
2017, Kodansha International

ISBN-13: 9781568365848

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The Narrow Road to Oku
1997, Kodansha

ISBN-13: 9784770020284

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