In the travelogue "Nozarashi Kikou" written by Basho Matsuo, a poet from the Edo period, one of the two autographed books with illustrations was found, and it was confirmed by an expert's appraisal that it was genuine. The museum in Kyoto announced.

This was announced at a press conference by the Fukuda Art Museum in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto on the 24th.

"Nozarashi Kikou" is the first travelogue left by Basho Matsuo, who was in his 40s, when he traveled from Edo to Kyoto and Nara from 1684 to the following year.

It is said that there are two handwritten books so far, and one book that contains only haiku is stored in the library of Tenri University in Nara Prefecture, but the other book with illustrations attached to the haiku has been around for many years. I didn't understand.

Last November, an art dealer in Osaka sent information to the Fukuda Art Museum, and as a result of asking an expert for an appraisal, it was confirmed from the handwriting that it was a genuine handwriting.

Basho has left not only haiku but also some pictures, but since no other illustrations have been found in the travelogue, this time, Mt. Fuji, the Asahi rising from the sea, etc. The scenery of each place is drawn.

Of these, when I visited Nara, I left behind the phrase "The sound of water and the ice priest's sword" and the picture of Nigatsudo, based on the traditional event of Todaiji Temple, which is also known as "Omizutori". increase.

Shinichi Fujita, a professor emeritus at Kansai University who was a researcher of haiku and was involved in the appraisal, said, "It is valuable for advancing Basho's research in the future, such as the relationship between haiku and the arrangement of illustrations."