ontemporary Japan.

To understand

Articles, Information ...

A very complete English > Japanese dictionary with thematic search.

Saijiki : the lists of kigos (season words)

Japanese Haiku : a topic dictionary - A dictionary of Japanese season words by themes, with explanation and examples. University Virginia Library.

To meet

Associations, writers ...

Ikuyo Yoshimura et Evergreen (Gifu)

Sawako Nakano (Osaka)

Kuniharu Shimizu

To read

Collections, books ...

cats in love (Ikuyo Yoshimura)
Spring Thunder Haiku from 1991 to 1995 (Ikuyo Yoshilura, Japon) - Red Fuji (Sélection de haiku de Ishihara Yatsuka)

Taneda Santoka and his Somokuto. Somokuto (A Grass and Tree Pagoda) is the most important book of haiku by Taneda Santoka (1882-1940) A wonderful site by Rica Ojara https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/files/original/e329a1f18efa6d99f4742f75c263348e.pdf (PDF 407kB)

Kyoshi (Takahama Kiyoshi, 1874-1959) the great master of haiku compared to Basho in Edo era.https://www.kyoshi.or.jp

Kyoshi's haiku ideology is "kacho fuei". Literally, kacho means flowers and birds, that is, the symbols or representatives of nature. Fuei means to compose a poem. Kyoshi, however, adds his original meaning to the word. His concept of fuei is not just to observe nature and to write verse on it but to admire and worship nature. Thus his phrase "kacho fuei" means that we should compose haiku not only on natural scenes but also about the harmony and concord that exist between human beings and nature.

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