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The Narrow Road to the Interior and Hojoki

Matsuo Basho

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Description:

Japanese poetry is well-known for its clarity and concision, and Narrow Road to the Interior and H?j?ki are two of the best-loved, and most intensely Japanese, works of their kind; famous for their beautiful, delicate verse and subtle insight into the human condition. It has been said of Narrow Road that ‘it was as if the very soul of Japan had itself written it’. It takes the form of a travel diary, and traces the poet’s journey from Edo (modern-day Tokyo) to the northern interior. H?j?ki, a much earlier work written by Ch?mei, a Buddhist hermit, is essentially a meditation on the transience of the world. Read by the famous classical Japanese actor Togo Igawa, the full beauty of its ancient cadences and rhythms is drawn out.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Togo Igawa, Takashi Sudo

Length:

2h 6m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:53


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

00:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:26


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:44


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

00:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

01:07


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

01:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

01:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:57


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:32


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

01:21