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[…]

Haiku poems about Christmas by Japanese famous poets

The examples of Christmas haiku with 5-7-5 style  There are not so many Christians in Japan, but Christmas had been celebrated since the beginning of the 20th century. People did not have enough economic power to enjoy the event grandly decades before, so the classic haiku poems about Christmas in Japan were modest. Sponsored Links                                             Sponsored Links                                                 See also  The winter haiku poem examples by Japanese famous Read more about Haiku poems about Christmas by Japanese famous poets[…]

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[…]

Winter haiku poems, Matsuo Basho’s examples

Basho’s winter haiku  The winter haiku which made by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) are clearly expressed his own viewpoints comparing to other seasons. Between October and December was winter as the old calender.                                                 Sponsored Links Iwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Cherry Blossoms, Gold and Purple                       Sponsored Links Japan Kyoto Gauze Scarf Small Motif Stripe 8.6 x 52 Inch Cool Kimono Design Print                       Sponsored Links   See Read more about Winter haiku poems, Matsuo Basho’s examples[…]

Haiku poems of autumn. The examples by Matsuo Basho

Basho’s autumn haiku The autumn haiku poems of Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) have not only seasonally lonely but also somewhat frank. And some of them represent his later years.     Haiku poem’s definition and format(Japanese and English)                                         Sponsored Links           See larger image Basho: The Complete Haiku (Hardcover) Basho stands today as Japan’s most renowned writer, and one of the most revered. Wherever Japanese literature, poetry or Zen are studied, his oeuvre carries weight. Every new student of haiku quickly learns that Basho was the greatest of the Old Japanese Masters. Read more about Haiku poems of autumn. The examples by Matsuo Basho[…]

Haiku poems of summer. The examples by Matsuo Basho

Basho’s summer haiku  The famous haiku made by Matsuo Basho(1644-1694) are mostly the theme of summer. In the Japanese lunar calendar, April to July is summer. Haiku poem’s definition and format(Japanese and English) Sponsored Links                                                                           Sponsored Links                                                                           Read more about Haiku poems of summer. The examples by Matsuo Basho[…]