Buson, excellent painter and poet, succeeded in evoking clear images in his picturesque haiku filled with light.

His expressions are so refined that he has no equal in technique. He had genius and he could make feel the eternity beyond the landscape by describing only one peaceful scene.

His poems are descriptive, but their scenery is idealized rather than realistic. This means that he wanted to describe the essence of things, not their surfaces.

My favorite Haiku :

I go out alone

to visit a man alone

in this autumn dusk

(Yosa Buson)