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Kobayashi Issa (小林 一茶, June 15, 1763 - November 19, 1827) was a Japanese poet. He is known for his haiku poems and his journals. He is thought of as one of the four haiku masters in Japan. The others are Bashō, Buson and Shiki.
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- Haiku of Kobayashi Issa A searchable online archive of 9000 haiku by David G. Lanoue. Originally housed at Xavier University of Louisiana, this archive was moved after Hurricane Katrina to its present, permanent location.
- 一茶発句全集 (The complete haiku of Issa)
- 一茶記念館 (Issa Memorial Museum)