Kawahigashi Hekigoto’s haiku poems

Kawahigashi Hekigoto(1873-1937) Kawahigashi Hekigoto learned haiku from Masaoka Shiki with Takahama Kyoshi. Though Kyoshi respected traditional haiku, he pursued the new way and reached a free-verse haiku.   Sponsored Links         Spring                       Autumn         Sponsored Links                     Flower                  

Takahama Kyoshi’s haiku poems

Takahama Kyoshi(1874-1959) Takahama Kyoshi studied haiku under Masaoka Shiki since he was a junior high school student. He aspired an objective and realistic poetry and followed the traditional haiku expressing nature as it is.         Spring Sponsored Links       Summer                       Autumn Sponsored Links     Winter               Flower     Sponsored Links        

Yosa Buson

Yosa Buson’s haiku poems

Yosa Buson(1716-1784) Yosa Buson was a haiku poet in the Edo era and also active as a painter. Therefore, his haiku has a feature that highlights a visual image clearly.         Spring     Sponsored Links                   Sponsored Links   Autumn     Sponsored Links         Winter     Books about Yosa Buson   See larger image Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson (Paperback) “Lovers of haiku will rejoice at the arrival of this book, the first complete translation of the collected haiku of Yosa Buson…rendered into English with obvious care and devotion…Through Buson we realize what haiku is Read more about Yosa Buson’s haiku poems[…]

Kobayashi Issa’s haiku poems

Kobayashi Issa(1763-1828) Kobayashi Issa was a haiku poet in the Edo period who used dialect and spoken words for haiku. Because he was born in the farmer family, and loved to use the plain and simple words. The representative work is “”The Spring of My Life”.     Spring           Summer                     Autumn           Winter                           Flower   Books about Kobayashi Issa   See larger image Issa: Cup-Of-Tea Poems : Selected Haiku of Kobayashi Issa (Paperback) Issa: Cup-Of-Tea Poems : Selected Haiku of Read more about Kobayashi Issa’s haiku poems[…]

Masaoka Shiki and his haiku poems in English and Japanese

Masaoka Shiki(1867-1902) Masaoka Shiki put effort into poetry activities to bring about innovation in the haiku from the Edo period. In the seven years of his later years, he kept making haiku while suffering from tuberculosis.       In 1867, Masaoka Shiki was born in Iyo Province (today’s Ehime Prefecture). He was a son of the lower-class samurai who died 40 years old in 1872. With the support of his mother, he entered the Iyo clan school Jobankai. He began to learn haiku when he was 18. But Shiki got the illness which he suffered from ever since. Tuberculosis was fatal disease at that time and 21 years young haiku poet vomited Read more about Masaoka Shiki and his haiku poems in English and Japanese[…]

Best 10 love haiku poems by famous Japanese poets

Romantic Japanese 5-7-5 haiku about love for English three line Most of the themes of Japanese haiku are about nature or everyday life, but still there are excellent poems of love from Edo period to the present day. Related Post Haiku poem’s definition, examples and format(Japanese and English)                     Sponsored Links           < p style=”text-align: center;”>         Other collections of haiku poems  Haiku poems about Christmas by Japanese famous poet The examples of haiku poems about flowers              

Winter haiku poems. Japanese famous poets’ examples

Japanese 5-7-5 winter haiku to English three line In the old Japanese where heating equipment was poor than it is now, the coldness in winter was so strict for people. How did the haiku poets express the season?                                                                                                         See also Haiku poems of winter. The examples by Matsuo Basho Haiku poems about Christmas by Japanese famous poets           Read more about Winter haiku poems. Japanese famous poets’ examples[…]

The autumn haiku poem examples by Japanese famous poets

Japanese 5-7-5 autumn haiku to English three line I show you the wonderful autumn haiku poems made by Japanese famous haiku poet.     Sponsored Links                               Sponsored Links Japanese Noren Tapestry Door Curtain red “The maple leaves are tinge with autumn red ” ふじさん Fujisan                                                     Sponsored Links Amazing Autumn Colors in Kyoto                                   Sponsored Links Read more about The autumn haiku poem examples by Japanese famous poets[…]

The summer haiku poem examples by Japanese famous poets

Japanese 5-7-5 summer haiku to English three line All of the following summer haiku poems are created by Japanese famous poets.   Sponsored Links                                                       Sponsored Links                                                                             Sponsored Links           See also Haiku poems of summer. The examples by Matsuo Basho       Back Read more about The summer haiku poem examples by Japanese famous poets[…]

Famous haiku poems about nature by the famous poets

Haiku poems about nature by famous poets Since the establishment of haiku in the Edo period, so many poems about nature have been created. Among them, I would like to introduce the haiku created by the famous haiku poets. These will help you to think of haiku poem ideas!   Haiku poem’s definition and format Sponsored Links   <Japanese> 涼風の 曲がりくねって  来たりけり Suzukaze no/ Magari-kunette/ Kitari keri <English> The cool breeze Twisted and crooked, Then came here.   [/su_animate]     Issa’s Best: A Translator’s Selection of Master Haiku, Print Edition