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Chowa (1637 - October 17, 1715) was a Japanese haiku poet.

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  • ... "Hototogisu!" I waited and repeated, — And day dawned. This is said to have been composed in the early morning after having vainly attempted all night long to write a haiku on this subject, set by her teacher, Rogembo. It seems to me a very fine verse. She has at last identified herself with the hototogisu, and begins to sing like one. A similar verse, in which the bird can be heard, is Hie famous 13th century Cuckoo Song: Summer is icumen in Lhude sing cucu! But the verse attributed to Chiyo-jo seems to derive from one by Chowa, who died in 1715 aged 78.