Basho's Frogger

Basho's frog goes digital

If game does not respond to keyboard input, click anywhere on the game and try again.

Size: 360 K.
Requires Java Plug-In on Windows & Unix machines.
Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768.

Matsuo Basho, the inventor of Haiku, penned the following poem (translation R. H. Blyth):

The old pond
A frog jumps in
The sound of water.

A few hundred years later, the concrete poet dom silvester houédard offered his rendition:


Fifty years after that, The Prize Budget for Boys created a Zen video game celebrating one of the most famous haiku.

Basho's Frogger was produced as a response to derek beaulieu's ((plop)), a manuscript of Basho translations.

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