This is a retirement house place of Mukai Kyorai, who is a disciple of Matsuo Basho who is a great haikumaster.
“Haiku” is a poem composed of 17 syllables. Matsuo Basho visited here and wrote his famous diary “Saga Nikki” during his stay.
Gazing upon this idyllic landscape and a thatch-roofed house, you may start feeling like a Haiku poet yourself. By the way, at that time there were about 40 persimmon trees around Rakushisha, but all the fruits had fallen in a storm overnight after the owner agreed to sell them.
This hut was named after this incident.
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