Basho stayed in Edo. Edo was the start of his five month journey. Edo is known today as Tokyo.
From the foundation of the Tokugawa bakufu central station at Edo, the town turned into the true capital and focal point of political power, in spite of the fact that Kyoto remained the formal capital of the nation. Edo developed from what had been a little, little-known angling town in 1457 into the biggest city on the planet with an expected populace of 1,000,000 by 1721. Edo was over and again crushed by flames, with the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657 being the most deplorable. An expected 100,000 individuals passed on in the fire. Amid the Edo time frame, there were around 100 discharge for the most part started coincidentally and frequently rapidly heightening and spreading through neighborhoods of wooden machiya which were warmed with charcoal flames. Somewhere in the range of 1600 and 1945, Edo/Tokyo was leveled each 25– 50 years or so by flame, quakes, or war.
The Japan Sea is where Basho traveled headed southwest along the coast. The Japan Sea or Sea of Japan also called the East Sea is located near the Pacific Ocean. The Japan Sea is enclosed by Russia, Sakhalin Island, Japan and Korea. Its dimensions are 377,600 miles and a depth of 5,800 feet. The Sea of Japan has a great influence on Japan’s climate. With warm temperatures, the Japan is affected by the climate of the Japan Sea. From an economic standpoint, the Japan Sea offers fresh fish and seafood. The primary economic resource is fisheries and mineral deposits. The Japan Sea offers squid, mackerel, fish, sardines, anchovies, sea bream, cod, blue water fish, etc. Historically the Sea of Japan has been traveled for centuries. The sea has been used to protect Japan from invasions. In 1790 was the first trade route to explore new land and collect data. The Japan Sea was used for voyages from 1780 up until the Sino-Japanese War in 1937.
Interesting facts about the Sea of Japan include:
1. Sea of Japan has over 3500 animal species, 800 aquatic species and 1000 fish species.
2. The actual name “Sea of Japan” is in conflict, because Korea prefer the name East Sea of Korea and South Korea prefers the name East Sea.