Issa Kobayashi (1763- 1828) is one of the haiku poets who represent Edo period.
He did not have a happy family life since the childhood, and led the life of a wanderer.
Among his haiku, there is one that Issa wrote with a pity after observing a Deaf-mute beggar tapping a stick on the bowl for a penny.
"In a shower in late fall a mute beggar taps his bowl"
This haiku implicitly tells us how the Deaf-mute were treated by the society at that time.