8/01/2005

Halloween

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Halloween, Hallowe’en

***** Location: North America
***** Season: Autumn
***** Category: Observance


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Explanation

Hallowe'en is a folk festival which upon Christianisation became loosely attached to All Saints' Day. In Germany, the same day (31 October) is the Feast of the Reformation, being the anniversary of the posting of the 95 theses of Luther .

In Ireland, there are great customs of Hallowe’en, family festivals pre-dating Christian times, which have been "modernised" and secularised and commercialised in the USA in particular, modifying customs brought by Irish emigrants. If Hallowe'en is "celebrated" in Ireland nowadays, it is the American version rather than the Irish version which is used.

Isabelle Prondzynski

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Other kigo related to Haloween are:

jack o lantern, trick or treating, black witch, black cat, ghost, haunted house and a few more.


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Worldwide use



Halloween -- The History and Customs of Halloween

Halloween Online - Your Guide to Halloween

Halloween Central - All About Halloween!

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JAPAN


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harouiin ハロウィーン / ハロウィン Halloween


In Summer in Japan
it is custom to tell stories about ghosts, kaidan 怪談, and gruesome events, so people will get a chill from it to keep cool.
And haunted houses, house of horrors, obake yashiki お化け屋敷 are a treat for kids during the summer holidays.


. Monster festival (bakemono matsuri 化物祭 )
kigo for early summer

This refers to a local festival at the Tsuruoka Tenmangu in Yamagata. People are free to dress up and wear masks, so nobody knows who the other might be. One traditional style is seen in the photo below.



Gabi Greve





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水墨の四谷怪談野分立つ
suiboku no Yostuya kaidan nowake tatsu

an ink painting
of the Yotsuya Ghost Story -
Typhoon is here

千﨑 英生
http://www.haikukoushien.com/history/6th/6th_2.htm

Yotsuya Kaidan, the tragic ghost story of O-Iwa and Iemon, is maybe the most famous of these summer ghost stories.

A long, long time ago, a woman named Oiwa was married to a man named Iemon and they lived in Yotsuya. One day, a rich lady fell in love with Iemon and captured his heart with her money. Iemon ordered his servant "Put a little of this medicine into Oiwa's every meal".

Day by day, Oiwa grew weak, lost her hair and the right side of her face became deformed. After this she was treated cruelly by the people around her and she died holding a grudge against them. After her death many strange things happened and all of the people who had mistreated her died.

http://www.shejapan.com/jtyeholder/jtye/living/ghost/ghost1.html

The ghost play "Tôkaidô Yotsuya Kaidan" was staged for the first time in July 1825 at the Kabuki Nakamuraza. It is performed to our day to give us a chill during the hot season.

For more about Japanese Ghosts, check my articles on

Oni, Japanese Demons .


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Philippines

We have quite a list of mythic monsters in the Philippines, some less fun more insidious goblins, some kind of a vampire often sighted but never proven in Manila even, a centaur-like amorous monster said to impregnate virgins as easily as through clothing left out at night, old witches as ordinary as a neighbor said to have the power—an always evil spell, among many others. These kept us indoors as children though I remember most the horse-riding marauder who abducted children, and whose blood would be used to pave mountain trails. I chose ‘kapre’ the giant known to live in a tree under our tower whose blossoms had the most repugnant smell ever. When it blooms, the old folks say, that’s when the kapre rises; the tree has long been felled.


a throaty rustle
with his repugnant scent
the kapre takes me


- Shared by Alee Imperial Albano-
Joys of Japan, 2012



Kapre (related to the Agta in the Visayan languages)
is a Philippine mythical creature that could be characterized as a tree demon, but with more human characteristics.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !



. WKD : Philippines Saijiki .


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Things found on the way


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- Photo Reference -


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HAIKU


haunted house
the photograph
of a blue blob


Deborah P Kolodji
http://www.livejournal.com/users/dkolodji/9134.html

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lonely graves
spooking away the ghosts -
Summer in Japan


Gabi Greve

Ghost Stories お化けの話 

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Some links to Halloween Haiku Pages



Contest at the Star Gazette
http://www.stargazette.com/graphics/ads/haiku.html

Canadian Zen Haiku Halloween 2004

Halloween haiku

Halloween Haikus

shiki.archive.9810: SHIKI Halloween Haiku -

There are a lot more, google yourself!


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halloween-
clouded skies
light rain

Kenneth Daniels (GY)


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halloween -
grandma is searching
for her nightdress

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halloween -
under one umbrella
two boggles

Heike Gewi, Yemen


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allhallowmas...
the goblins go back
into their books


Alan Summers, England
The Haiku Calendar 2010, Snapshot Press

Haiku Friends 2
ed. Masaharu Hirata, Osaka Japan 2007



halloween curry takeout
a ghost spine T-shirt boy
gets his mom to order


Alan Summers
unpublished

Kigo Hotline 2009

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horror night -
children eat
too much candy


Alex Serban
Romania, 2010


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Halloween night...
an eerie feeling
stalks me

Halloween night…
a stray black cat
crosses my path

Halloween night...
candles and flowers
for the tomb

Willie Bongcaron
Philippines, 2010


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a boy lies
in the casket on my porch...
Halloween night


Chen-ou Liu
Candad, 2010


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Halloween night
children dressed in costumes
for their "trick-or-treat"

Witches and warlocks
costumes aren't too scary
on Halloween night

white clouds
lighted white candles line up
on unpainted tombs

early morning queue
an altercation ensues
at cemetery's gate

a throng of people...
candles and flowers sell
like hotcake


Willie Bongcaron, Manila


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from facebook 2012, Joker,Smoker & Midnight Toker


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Related words

***** allhallowmass

All Saints' Day (in the Roman Catholic Church officially the Solemnity of All Saints and also called All Hallows or Hallowmas), often shortened to All Saints, is a solemnity
celebrated on 1 November by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honor of all the saints, known and unknown.


allhallowmas ...
the goblins go back
into their books

Alan Summers
Publications credits: The Haiku Calendar 2010

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October blue sky---
a witch buys a new broom
for Halloween


Fred Masarani, New York - 2013

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source : ameblo.jp/dan-yormun だん

Fudo Myo-O on his way to a halloween party


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***** All Saints’ Day

***** Pumpkin (kabocha)


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3 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

Read a comment on the Haunted House kigo discussion by Bill Higginson here:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/dkolodji/9134.html

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sakuo said...

yamagata no obake maturi ha
omosiroi desu ne.
doumo arigatou gozaimashita.

sakuo

Anonymous said...

Halloween -
a child smiles back at
jack o' lantern

Janice Rosenberger

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kigohotline/message/161

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