Best 10 love Tanka poems by famous Japanese poets

Classic 5-5-5-7-7 Tanka poems about love and romance     Though the poetry dealing with various themes, Tanka poems of romance is especially popular. Because in any age, the feelings of love for others are the same, and we easily feel sympathy for the poems. I’ll show you famous 10 love Tanka poems throughout the Japanese poem history.    Related Post     1.  Kakinomoto Hitomaro (662-710)     <Japanese> 足引きの 山鳥の尾の しだり尾の  ながながし夜を ひとりかもねむ Ashibiki no/ Yamadori no o no/ Shidari o no/ Naganagashi yo wo/ Hitori kamo nen   <English> Like a long And hang down Tail of a copper pheasant, I sleep alone At long long night.   Read more about Best 10 love Tanka poems by famous Japanese poets[…]

Japanese Tanka poetry and famous poems

The oldest poetry form in Japan, Tanka       Although haiku is famous as traditional Japanese poetry throughout the world, Tanka that has more 1000 years history than haiku. Tanka has been closely attached to the lives of people and loved by them still today beyond the years.     What is and how to write Tanka Poetry?   Tanka is a short lyric poem with syllables of five, seven, five, seven and seven. It is longer than haiku by the last two syllables.    Related Post   Originally it was one of the kinds of Waka poetry. And Tanka had already been completed as a form of Japanese poetry since Read more about Japanese Tanka poetry and famous poems[…]

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[…]


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[…]