Haiku’s format and rules in English and Japanese

How to do a “haiku” poem? The rules for haiku is so simple. But do you know how to write haiku poems is different between Japanese and English?  What is a “haiku”. It’s structure in Japanese and in English.     The format of Japanese  5-7-5 syllables (17 syllables in all) Must use a seasonally word(phrase), “kigo“(read below)     The strucure of haiku is basically 5-7-5, 15 syllables. It is a poem that place value on the rhythm of sound, so it is better to keep 5-7-5 as possible. It is like a samba rhythm for Brazilians. The Japanese settle down somehow by listening to this syllable.   However, as an exception, there Read more about Haiku’s format and rules in English and Japanese[…]

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Japanese literatures and poetry

    The history of Japanese literature began at Nara Period. The oldest book in Japan is “Records of Ancient Matters/Kojiki(古事記)”. The content of “Kojiki” is myth and history of ancient Japan from the origin of the country to the real emperors.     It was compiled in order to justify the imperial court.  And after eight years, “the Chronicles of Japan/Nihon-shoki(日本書紀), which featured more history book, was completed. The oldest anthology of poems in Japan, “Man’yoshu(万葉集)” was also the work in Nara Period.        In Heian Period, the tales appeared in Japan,  including “The Tale of the Bamboo-Cutter/Taketori Monogatari(竹取物語)” and “The Tale of Genji/Genji Monogatari(源氏物語).   “The Read more about Japanese literatures and poetry[…]