Naviarhaiku212 – Under a winter moon

A disciple of Takahama Kyoshi, Seishi promoted an innovative style and subject matter which were rather at odds with his more conservative teacher. Nonetheless Seishi became an influential representative of the Hototogisu School (founded by Kyoshi) and is considered as one of the most important Japanese haiku writers of the twentieth century. A collection of 300 of his works entitled The Essence of Modem Haiku was published by Mangajin Inc in 1933.

Seven days to make music in response to Seishi’s poem: to particiipate visit


Deadline: 31st January 2018

Poem by Seishi Yamaguchi

Picture by Teddy Kelley