Rakushisya was the house of Mukai Kyorai, the student of Matsuo Basyo. It was built before 1687. Matsuo Basyo visited first time here in 1689, and he stayed here two more times. He wrote Saga Journal at this house.
Current House was constructed in 1770. Today, there is another house was constructed and Haiku party is held often. Therefore, the garden has all kinds of Seasonable flowers for Haiku.
Rakushisya literary means the house of dropping Kaki, Japanese persimmons. Kyorai wrote a poem about Kaki and Arashiyama when a storm dropped all Kaki, he could see Arashiyama beautifully.
"Kakinushiya Kozueha Chikaki Arashiyama." by Kyorai.
"Samidareya Shikishihegitaru Kabenoato." by Matsuo Basyo.
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