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Words with no explicit seasonal context used in haiku have been labeled in many ways:

keywords, non-seasonal topics, all-season topics,
miscellaneous haiku: zakku 雑句; zappai 雑俳
haiku without a season word : muki, mu-ki, muki no ku, muki haiku
無季, 無季の句, 無季俳句 ...
"free format haiku" as used by the Shiki Monthly Kukai

context-setting words, cultural keywords (like place names, personal names etc)

... problematic terms (these should NOT be used):
all season kigo, all year kigo (!), quite a contradiction in terms,
since KI 季 means season.
all season nature word
... "muki kigo" "no-season season word", "seasonless season word"
"muki-kigo" "non-season season word" (!) ...

nature words


... add your definition ... :o)


A word of caution:
Words introduced in ALL YEAR or MISCELLANEOUS sections of a saijiki are not kigo, but all-year haiku topics.

Here is a discussion about the use of "all year haiku topics",
NOT "all year kigo", listed in "Haiku World" :
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Any word can become a topic for haiku, if used by a haiku poet.
They can be further classified by the seven categories of haiku.
The haiku kigo categories of
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contain cultural keywordsl


The topics featured in the WKD are only the tip of an iceberg,
when I find time to collect them.

Please send me a note
if you want to contribute a topic from your region.



An allusion
is a reference to, or representation of, a place, event, literary work, myth, or work of art, either directly or by implication.

. Allusion and CULTURAL KEYWORDS  

Working on the WKD, I added more and more cultural keywords in ever growing lists.
It has become quite a jungle to navigate, I have to confess.
But as things grow, they keep growing . . . so please join me in the Cultural Keyword Jungle.


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. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD .

. Kobayashi Issa 小林一茶 .

. Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村 .


- - - - - Cultural Keywords and Topics related to
Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples

. Japan - Shrines and Temples .


- - - - - Cultural Keywords and Topics related to the Town of Edo
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- - - - - Personal Names used as Cultural Keywords
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non-seasonal topic
not to mix with

. kidai 季題 seasonal topic .
kisetsu no dai 季節の題

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Poetry is for poets,
classifications for editors and scholars.



If you combine a haiku topic with a kigo, you get one big step closer to a traditional Japanese haiku !

Without, your poem might read more like a Senryu, Zappai, others ... .

Many groups now accept "haiku without kigo" (muki haiku), so you have to check with your group, editor or haiku teacher for details of classifications and definitions.
We also have poetic categories like "short poetry in the Japanese style", "short lyrics", "free verse" and many more.

micropoetry
twaiku, twihaiku (twitter haiku, twitter poetry)
concise poetry


More adjectives for classifying "HAIKU" :

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The Season of 'No-Season' in Contemporary Haiku:
The Modern Haiku Association Muki-Kigo Saijiki

Richard Gilbert et al

In this paper, we would like to offer the reader an introductory look at the most unique of the five volumes, the 'no-season' or Muki Saijiki, which represents a great innovation in modern haiku.
Simply Haiku, Summer 2006


現代俳句歳時記  無季
Gendai Haiku Saijiki / Muki
Modern Haiku Saijiki / "No Season"
..... meaning haiku without a season word or haiku without a seasonal reference



無季(天文,地理,人間,生活,文化,動植物)
http://www.7andy.jp/books/detail?accd=31376818

Detailed discussion about the terminology
"no-season season word" MUKI-KIGO
and MUKI-KIGO SAIJIKI



List of non-seasonal haiku words from the "Gendai Haiku Saijiki / Volume "No Season"
A very long and useful PDF file.


The Online Japanese Modern Haiku Database
現代俳句データベース
lists
12684 haiku with a kigo and
150 without a kigo (a lot of them by Kaneko Tohta), as of March 2007.
These numbers speak for themselves, I think !
季語が「無季」の俳句
Modern Haiku Database

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Translating Haiku

Discussion Forum for Haiku Translations, by Gabi Greve

Kumarajiva, the Translator  鳩摩羅什


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12/30/2014

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List of Season Words, from The SHIKI Haiku Salon


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.. .. .. .. Seasonal SAIJIKI including all categories


. . . . SPRING
the complete SAIJIKI


. . . . SUMMER
the complete SAIJIKI


. . . . AUTUMN
the complete SAIJIKI


. . . . WINTER
the complete SAIJIKI


. . . . NEW YEAR
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KIGO CATEGORY : SEASON


. SEASON SAIJIKI
Start from HERE
 
for SPRING / SUMMER / AUTUMN / WINTER


. . . Deities of the Four Seasons


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KIGO CATEGORY : HEAVEN


. HEAVEN SAIJIKI
Introduction and ABC list
 



. HEAVEN in SPRING - SAIJIKI

. HEAVEN in SUMMER - SAIJIKI

. HEAVEN in AUTUMN - SAIJIKI

. HEAVEN in WINTER - SAIJIKI

. HEAVEN in the NEW YEAR - SAIJIKI



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KIGO CATEGORY : EARTH


. EARTH SAIJIKI
Introduction and ABC list
 


. EARTH in Spring ... SAIJIKI

. EARTH in Summer ... SAIJIKI   

. EARTH in Autumn ... SAIJIKI  

. EARTH in Winter ... SAIJIKI  

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KIGO CATEGORY : OBSERVANCE

Ceremonies and Festivals Saijiki
Buddhist, Shinto and other Japanese Events Saijiki



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KIGO CATEGORY : HUMANITY

Humanity and Daily Life ... kigo for all seasons


Memorial Days of Famous People, Celebrities .....
WORLDWIDE SAIJIKI


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KIGO CATEGORY : ANIMALS


. Animals in Spring ... SAIJIKI  

. Animals in Summer ... SAIJIKI  

. Animals in Autumn ... SAIJIKI  

. Animals in Winter ... SAIJIKI  

. Animals in the New Year ... SAIJIKI  

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Bird Saijiki


Fish and Seafood Saijiki Saijiki


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KIGO CATEGORY : PLANTS

. Plants in Spring  

. Plants in Summer

. Plants in Autumn

. Plants in Winter

. Plants in the New Year

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Vegetable Saijiki 野菜歳時記 Yasai Saijiki


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.. .. .. .. Saijiki about special topics

Placenames PLACE NAMES used in Haiku Japan and Worldwide
Ortsnamen, utamakura

Sweets Saijiki 和菓子歳時記 Wagashi Saijiki

Tea Ceremony Saijiki 茶道の歳時記 


WASHOKU ... Japanese Food Saijiki





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Sunset at Shiraishi Island, 2008


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1/05/2014

Rocking Horse

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rocking horse

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A rocking horse is a child's toy, usually shaped like a horse and mounted on rockers similar to a rocking chair.


Predecessors of the rocking horse may be seen in the rocking cradle, the tilting seats used during the Middle Ages for jousting practice as well as the wheeled hobby horse. The toy in its current form did not appear before the 17th century, though some conflicting sources note medieval manuscripts including references to carved rocking horses, presumably of the toy kind.
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pasta strainer
impromptu cowboy hat –
spaghetti western


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a cold wind
dead child’s horse
rocks by itself

George Swede
In Swede’s haiku, the rocking horse isn’t as symbolic as it is a haunting reminder that the child that once played there is gone. The horse rocks from the cold wind (and the fact that the wind is cold has a particular haunting feeling attached to it, as well) because the child is no longer there to rock on the horse himself/herself.
http://performance.millikin.edu/haiku/research/SwedeDunphy.html


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early spring
the wind plays alone
on the rocking horse

Virginie Colline
http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?cat=10

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dusty attic—
the old rocking horse
without any eyes

Michael Dylan Welch.
https://sites.google.com/site/graceguts/haiku-and-senryu/traces-of-snow

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child's rocking horse
in the morning it was gone
hoofprints in dew damp grass

gennepher
http://hikoo.net/haiku/169787

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We whinny and neigh,
two rocking horses grazing
the pasture of porch

Adrian Rice
http://griffinpoetry.com/tag/haiku/

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on a rocking horse
my journey
thousand years from the south

Jacob Kobina
http://simplyhaiku.com/SHv7n4/haiku/a2.html

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11/15/2013

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lighthouse (toodai 灯台 / 燈台)

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Non-seasonal Topic
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Japan has a long shoreline with many capes and many lighthouses.

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A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as an aid to navigation for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.

Lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, safe entries to harbors, and can also assist in aerial navigation. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and replacement by modern electronic navigational systems.
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Omaezaki Lighthouse (御前埼灯台, Omaezaki tōdai)
is a lighthouse located on a hill at the outermost extremity of Cape Omaezaki south of Omaezaki port, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

A lighthouse was built at Cape Omaezaki as early as 1635, when the Tokugawa Shogunate recognized the frequency of marine accidents on the rocks off the coast of Tōtōmi Province.



The Omaezaki Lighthouse was one of the 26 lighthouses to be built in Meiji period Japan by British engineer Richard Henry Brunton. Although not one of the eight lighthouses stipulated specifically by the provisions of the Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Amity and Commerce of 1858, construction was given priority by the Meiji government after a Japanese navy vessel grounded on the rocks off Cape Omaezaki on April 8, 1871. Construction began on May 26, 1872 and the lighthouse was completed on May 1, 1874 at a cost of 25,000 yen. The lighthouse is noteworthy as the first to use a Fresnel lens in Japan.
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source : www.izumo-kankou.gr.jp
the famous lighthouse of Izumo, Hinomisaki 日御碕 

Look at a list of the famous lighthouses from Japan
source : lighthouse-japan.com


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燈台はひくく霧笛は峙てり
toodai wa hikuku muteki wa sobadateri

the lighthouse
is low, the fog horn reaches
up to heaven


. Takahama Kyoshi 高浜 虚子 .


. muteki 霧笛 fog horn .


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灯台を女神と仰ぐ葉月潮
toodai o megami to aogu hazukijio

I look up at the lighthouse
like a goddess -
tide at full moon


Nishino Atsuko 西野敦子

. hazukijio 葉月潮 tide of the eighth lunar month .
The tide at the full moon of autumn.


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残照に点る灯台神渡し
zanshoo ni tomoru toodai kami watashi

the lighthouse burns
in the evening glow -
strong wind in Izumo


Kutsuna Tamotsu 忽那保

. kami watashi 神渡し "Gods are leaving" .
kami tatsu kaze 神立風(かみたつかぜ)
According to the old lunar calendar in Novemer, when the deities of Japan, who gathered in Izumo, take leave and go back to their local areas.
There is usually a strong wind in the Izumo area.


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灯台の壁砂こぼす土筆かな
toodai no kabesuna kobosu tsukushi kana

this horsetail
spills the sandwall
from the lighthouse . . .


Nakatogawa Chuujin 中戸川朝人 Nakatogawa Chujin(1927~2011)

The cut marker KANA is at the end of line 3.

. tsukushi 土筆horsetail plant .
kigo for mid-spring


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灯台にのぼりて秋の海が見ゆ
toodai ni noborite aki no umi ga miyu

climbing up
to the lighthouse I see
the ocean in autumn


Imai Kyootaroo 今井杏太郎 Imai Kyotaro (1928 - 2012)



source : ezomomonga3

autumn at Cape Chikyuu Misaki 地球岬, Hokkaido, Muroran town


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11/02/2013

Big Bang

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Big Bang

***** Location: Universe
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The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model that describes the early development of the Universe.


According to the theory, the Big Bang occurred approximately 13.798 ± 0.037 billion years ago, which is thus considered the age of the universe. At this time, the Universe was in an extremely hot and dense state and began expanding rapidly. After the initial expansion, the Universe cooled sufficiently to allow energy to be converted into various subatomic particles, including protons, neutrons, and electrons.
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firecrackers—
a snap shot of
big-bang


- Shared by Pravat Kumar Padhy -
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10/26/2013

iPhone

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The iPhone ( EYE-fohn)
is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It runs Apple's iOS mobile operating system. The first generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007;[16] the most recent iPhones, the seventh-generation iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, were introduced on September 10, 2013.

The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard. The iPhone has Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity. An iPhone can shoot video (though this was not a standard feature until the iPhone 3GS), take photos, play music, send and receive email, browse the web, send texts, and receive visual voicemail. Other functions — video games, reference works, GPS navigation, social networking, etc. — can be enabled by downloading application programs (‘apps’); as of October 2013, the App Store offered more than 1 million apps by Apple and third parties.

The iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad run an operating system known as iOS (formerly iPhone OS). It is a variant of the same Darwin operating system core that is found in Mac OS X. Also included is the "Core Animation" software component from Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard. Together with the PowerVR hardware (and on the iPhone 3GS, OpenGL ES 2.0), it is responsible for the interface's motion graphics. The operating system takes up less than half a gigabyte.


The iPhone Home screen of iOS 7 shows most of the applications provided by Apple.

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アイフォーン【iPhone】

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New iPhone apps worth downloading:
Haiku Deck (iPad), Lift™, Shuffler.fm
Haiku Deck lets you create impressive-looking presentations directly on your iPad, and it’s completely free.
Who is it for?
Whether you’re pitching an idea, trying to spice-up a dull meeting, or simply sharing a story with friends, it’s clear that Haiku Deck caters for a lot of people and your presentation will really stand out. Use in-app purchases to gather more fonts and themes.
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her iPhone
back between her thighs
the traffic moves on


Greg Piko - Modern Haiku 2012


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Haiku Time: an iPhone Haiku Generator
by Scott Metz on January 3, 2010
A young programmer (and Yale student), Luke Bradford, has created a haiku generator application for the iPhone and iPod Touch, called Haiku Time.

Here are some haiku that Haiku Time has generated:

Snow by the meadow
Sighing gently with the stars
The voice of the clouds

Spring day on the shore
The night laughing to the sea
Tell me of the dawn

Rose in the sunlight
Writing love songs to the sky
Murmurs of the past



- source : www.thehaikufoundation.org

- - - and an improved version


THF Haiku
By Luke Bradford

A collection of hundreds of beautiful poems from around the world, THF Haiku puts haiku at your fingertips so you can enjoy them anywhere. Search through the library by author, source, or content, or shake your phone for a random selection from the entire collection.



As Jim Kacian, founder of The Haiku Foundation, says:
"Live with these poems a little bit every day and you will find yourself entering a world of special noticing, heightened significance, and more natural relationships."
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10/22/2013

Ephemera

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Ephemera

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Ephemera (singular: ephemeron)
is any transitory written or printed matter not meant to be retained or preserved. The word derives from the Greek, meaning things lasting no more than a day. Some collectible ephemera are advertising trade cards, airsickness bags, bookmarks, catalogues, greeting cards, letters, pamphlets, postcards, posters, prospectuses, defunct stock certificates or tickets, and zines.

Ephemera (ἐφήμερα)
is a noun, the plural neuter of ephemeron and ephemeros, Greek and New Latin for ἐπί – epi "on, for" and ἡμέρα – hemera "day" with the ancient sense extending to the mayfly and other short lived insects and flowers and for something which lasts a day or a short period of time.

By extension, video ephemera and audio ephemera refer to transitory audiovisual matter not intended to be retained or preserved.
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summer evening
marriage dances
ephemera


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ephemera -
clouds come and go
and come


Gabi Greve
October 2013, waiting for a typhoon.

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***** . hiomushi 蜉蝣 Ephemera, kageroo, kagerō, .
Ephemera with a spot, mon kageroo 紋蜉蝣
This is a fly that lives only a few hours after it appears from its three years under water as a larvae.


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. acupuncture 針 hari, haritate .

Aesop fables, Greece - (Fox and sour grapes)

. ageya 揚屋 brothel .

. ajiro 網代 (あじろ) wickerwork fishtraps .



. akindo 商人 merchants in Edo .

Acupuncture - Akupunktur  and moxabustion

. akuta 芥 / アクタ, gomi ゴミ garbage, dirt .


Alzheimer, memory loss, senility, dementia ...

. ama 海女 woman divers and 海士 fishermen .

. ama 尼 Buddhist Nun, amadera 尼寺 nunnery .

Amulets and Talismans in haiku (o-mamori, fuda)

. an 庵 thatched hut - yado 宿 my humble abode .

. andon 行灯 lanterns in the home .

. aozashi 青挿 (あおざし, 青ざし) "fresh wheat sweets" .


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Aristocrat, aristocrats (kuge)

aruki-gami - God of Wandering

asameshi - breakfast
Aum, A-Un, Om, Ohm  alpha and omega

. aware 哀れ Basho feels the pathos of things .


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Bamboo, including Asian Art


. Bantaroo 番太郎 flood warden in Edo.

. Barnabas Gospel, Turkey .



Beard (hige)

. Bechamel, béchamel sauce .


Beggar, begging, Bettler, tramp, hobo (lumpen)

Bell, temple bell (kane). Bronze Bell (dootaku)

. betsu zashiki 別座敷 detached sitting room .


Bible (baiburu)

Bicycle (jitensha)

. Big Bang of the Universe .

Bird droppings (tori no fun)

Birth (o-san, umu)

Birthday (tanjoobi)

. biwa 琵琶 lute Biwako 琵琶行 a Chinese poem .


Blindness, blind people

. Bloodroot flowers, Sanguinaria canadensis .


Blue, the color of sky and water

. Blues - Nuit bleue (Blue night) music .



Body (karada) and body parts

Bonsai, small pots of trees and plants

Book, reading (hon o yomu)

. bon 盆 tray, dinner tray .

Boredom, to be bored (taikutsu)

botamochi - rice cakes with bean paste

Box, auspicious box (chigibako)

Box, stationary box (bunko, tebunko)

Bread (pan)

Breakfast (asagohan, asameshi)

Bridge (hashi)

. broom 箒 hooki .


Buddha, Great Buddha. Daibutsu and Hotoke


Buddhist and Shinto Ceremonies

Buildings tall and famous, skyscrapers matenroo

. bunko 文庫 library *.

Bunraku and Joruri, puppet theater

. . butsudan 佛壇 or 仏壇 Buddhist family altar . .


. byoobu 屏風 folding screen - gin byoobu 銀屏風 silver folding screen .



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Café de Flore, Paris, France

Candle (roosoku)

Car (kuruma)

Carpenter (daiku, tooryoo)

Cartoons about haiku

. Cassoulet - slow-cooked casserole . France



. cha 茶 tea, green tea - Tee with Basho .

. chabudai ちゃぶ台 / 卓袱台 table for tatami rooms .

. chaya 茶屋 tea house, tea stall by the roadside .

chawan - tea bowl or rice bowl


Chicken (niwatori)

chigaidana, chigai-dana 違い棚 staggered shelves

. chigo 稚児 children temple acolytes *.

Child, children (kodomo). Kind, Kinder

Chindonya street band

Chinese Medicine (kanpo, kampo)

Chiyogami - colored printed paper

Chopsticks hashi

Chuugen, o-chuugen, chugen

Clay dishes - kawarake

Clock (tokei) and Time (jikan). Uhr und Zeit

Clouds (kumo) . Sea of Clouds (unkai)



Coffee, Tea, Iced Coffee (koohi)

Colors of Traditional Japan. Introduction

. Comet Panstars .


Computer and Haiku

Cosplay, costume play

Cotton wrapper cloth (furoshiki)

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Daiji ... important, serious ... so much depends

. daimyoo, Daimyô 大名 Daimyo, Lord of a Domain .

. dairibina  内裏雛 "Emperor Dolls" for the Hina Doll Festival * .

. daitoko 大徳 "high priest", monk, abbot ... .

Dance, Dancing (mai, odori, kagura)

Darkness (kure)

Dawn (asahi, yoake)



Dead body, deceased person, hotoke

Delicacy , delicacies (chinmi)

Demosthenes, Greece

Dentist, toochache, Zahnweh

Departure, parting with friends (wakare)


Dice (saikoro) and gambling


Dog (inu)

. dokan 土管 earthen pot from Tokoname, 土管坂 Dokanzaka road .

. dokuro 髑髏(どくろ) skull .


doomori 堂守 temple warden
doomori no ue-wasuretaru hechima kana

Donburi meal with rice with a topping in a pot

Door curtain (noren)

. dooshin, dōshin  同心 Doshin, police officers in Edo .


Dragon, including Asian Art

Dream, dreaming (yume)

Dried food (kanbutsu)

Drinks, hot and cold



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eboshi 烏帽子 hat of a courtier


. Echigoya, Echigo-ya 越後屋 Echigo store in Edo .

. . Edo 江戸 the Samurai Capital . .


EGO and Haiku. Riddles

Earthen pan or plate (hooroku)

Earthquake (jishin)

Elephant (zoo)

Elevator, escalator

Embankment, dike, levee (dote, tsutsumi, teiboo)

eta - outcast, lowest rank in Edo society

Evening (yuugata, hi no kure)

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FOOD TOPICS for haiku ... a LIST  WASHOKU


Face (kao, tsura)

Faith, belief, prayer, religion

Famine (kikin) in Japan

Fart, farting (he) and KAPPA, the Water Goblin



Field (hatake, tanbo)

Fish, as kigo and others

Fishing (tsuri)


. Flamenco .   


Flower and Hana, a Japanese problem

Flute (fue, yokobue). Drums (taiko)

Folk toys and traditional handicraft

Fortune-telling, (mikuji) fortune cookies

Four directions, north south east west

Fragrance bag, sachet (nioibukuro)

Frankenfood, frankengrass, frankenrice

. fude 筆 brush for writing .


Fukusuke, the eternal servant

.furiuri, furi-uri 振売 peddlers, hawkers, salesmen .

. furumono dana 古物棚 dealer of old things .

. Furusato : Home village, home town, home land
(furusato ふるさと 故郷、古里) Heimat .


. futon 蒲団 Japanese bedding. mino futon 三幅布団 / 三布蒲団 narrow matress .


. fuuga, fūga 風雅 Fuga. elegance, refinement - Aesthetics and Basho .

. fuugetsu, fūgetsu 風月 the beauty of nature .


. futsukayoi 二日酔い/ 宿酔 hangover .






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. gaijin bochi gaijin-bochi cemetery for foreigners - Yokohama .

gaki - hungry ghosts

Gambling (bakuchi)

. Gangnam Style in Korea - dancing and lifestyle .

Garden, Japanese Garden, Temple Garden, Zen Garden


Genji Monogatari, the tale of Genji

Gesture (tetsuki, mudra)

Geta, wooden sandals of Japan


Ghosts (yookai, bakemono, yuurei). Monster, Demon, Devil

Glass beads, beads (tonbodama, tombodama)

Global warming

Go, a board game, Igo

Goats (yagi). Kenya

. gobyoo 御廟 imperial mausoleum .

. Golem - and Prague .


. goki ichigu 五器一具 one set of begging bowls .

. Gokuraku 極楽 the Buddhist Paradise and Namu Amida Butsu 南無阿弥陀仏 .

. gokutsubushi 穀つぶし, 穀潰し, ごくつぶし a person without a job or income .

. Gosho 御所 the Royal Palace, Kyoto .

. gosun kugi 五寸釘 a nail of 5 SUN - to curse someone .

. goten 御殿 palace, manor - tonozukuri 殿造り .


Graves (haka). visiting graves ( haka-mairi)
- - - - - Graveyard warden (onboo)

Groundbreaking ceremony for a new building

Guitar Gitarre

Gyoza, gyooza, Chinese dumplings



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