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Ryokan Biography and Poems

Ryokan Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Ryokan, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Ryokan, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Ryokan Taigu ( ) (1758–1831) was a quiet and eccentric Soto Zen Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as a hermit. Ryokan is remembered for his poetry and calligraphy, which present the essence of Zen life.

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