naviarhaiku238 – Two lights of the village

Takahama Kyoshi was a Japanese poet active during the Shōwa period of Japan. He was the editor of the haiku magazine Hototogisu (previously edited by Shiki), where he promoted a more traditional style of haiku, as opposed to other popular schools which did not follow the pattern of seventeen syllables at that time. Kyoshi also highlighted the symbolic function of the kigo (the season word), even though the more modern trends were already tending towards season-less haiku.

Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit

Deadline: 1st August 2018

haiku by Kyoshi Takahama

picture by Aral Tasher