Matsuo Basho (松尾 芭蕉, 1644–1694) was the most renowned poet from the Edo period. He was recognized for the haikai no renga form of writing and is now known as a master of haiku. Although he was famous in the West for his haiku, he believed that his bests works are his renku. Basho was born near Ueno, in Iga Province, but he settled down in Fukagawa after his fame. He chose to move to Fukagawa to get out of the public eye because it was isolated from the city due to the lack of bridges at that time.