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Haiku: The British Museum

Composed of 17 syllables, haiku can convey the essence of an emotion, a fleeting moment in nature, or a throwaway comment. This is a selection of 60 classic haiku by masters such as Basho and features an explanatory introduction to the form and brief biographical notes of major authors.

Important places

British Museum (100)
London (7,094)


Camden (291)


United Kingdom (21,421)

Other geographical areas

Greater London (7,856)