Matsuo Bashō (1644 – November 28, 1694), was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as a master of brief and clear haiku. His poetry is internationally renowned, and in Japan many of his poems are reproduced on monuments and traditional sites.
During this time he spent 2 weeks in Kurobane which is close to where I live.
Kurobane has also a number of shrines throughout the town, some lovely old building and numerous “Haiku” stones throughout the area.
Kurobane is also famous for its Hydrangeas (ajisai) which grow in the grounds of the old castle and throughout the town