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Ryokan Biography

The biography of Ryokan. This page has biographical information on Ryokan, one of the best poets of all time. This PoetrySoup page also provides access to the poet's poems, best poetry, quotes, and video biographies...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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