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The North American Saijiki Project

Maybe in 100 years time, we might celebrate the

Great American Haiku Heritage Saijiki!

(I invented this word in September 2007.)

North America is a large continent, comprising
Canada, the United States and Mexico, politically.

The World Kigo Database is trying to establish saijiki for different regions of it.
Rather then struggeling with unfamiliar Japanese kigo,
go ahead and pick up your local regional items !

If you want to introduce your own region in greater detail, please feel free to contact me to establish your own area saijiki. It takes time and effort and then more time, but maybe, you are onto something.... The Japanese Saijiki was not written in one week either ... smile ..

Gabi Greve


The most general collection of kigo for North American here:

World Kigo Database : Kiyose for Northern America

Regional Saijiki:

World Kigo Database : Alaska Saijiki

World Kigo Database : Canada Saijiki .. SAIJIKI Canadiens

World Kigo Database : Chesapeake Bay Saijiki

World Kigo Database : Florida Saijiki

World Kigo Database : New England Saijiki
With many Memorial Days, Holidays and other Observances

World Kigo Database : Oklahoma Saijiki
The Southwest of North America

Prairie : North American Prairie Saijiki

World Kigo Database : Sierra Nevada

World Kigo Database : Sonoran Saijiki


External LINKs
(let me know yours for registration !)

Selected by Kenkichi Yamamoto
Translated by Kris Young Kondo and William J. Higginson
source : haikai/renku

Haiku Society of America (est. 1968) - HSA


HSA Regional Chapters
Washington / Plains and Mountains / Midwest / Northeast New England / Oregon / Southwest / South / Southeast / Northeast Metro / California / Alaska / Mid-Atlantic
With extensive info about the regional members.
source : www.hsa-haiku.org/regions

Boston Haiku Society

Haiku Northwest

Haiku Oregon

New Orleans Haiku Society (NOHS)

Haiku Poets of Northern California

North Carolina Haiku Society Blog

Haiku Poets of Northern California
President: Garry Gay

Haiku San Diego Blog
steering committee: Billie Dee,,Seretta Martin,,Naia,,Megan Webster
2010 Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology
Billie Dee, editor

Central Valley Haiku Club, California
w. f. owen, President

Southern California Haiku Study Group Blog
With many kigo for the monthly haiku meetings.

Kigo Lists for Southern California Billie Dee

BACKKUP ... Kigo Lists for Southern California

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society

San Francisco Bay Area Nature Guide and Saijiki
Patrick Gallagher , Anne M. Homan, Patricia J. Machmiller
A combination of field guide and haiku; beautiful photographs and art accompany descriptions of seasonal occurances of natural phenomena and human activities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Each element is accompanied by haiku that evoke an emotional or spiritual aspect of the human interaction with the natural world.
September 2010
. . . . . Test Reading at LULU publications

Red Moon Press was founded in 1993.
Our goal is to continue to publish the best in English-language haiku from around the world.
Red Moon Press / Jim Kacian

The Haiku Foundation (THF)
Jim Kacian
. The Haiku Foundation, troutswirl BLOG  
July 2010

NaHaiWriMo - National Haiku Writing Month
Michael Dylan Welch.
source : site/nahaiwrimo

now features a lot of regional haiku groups.
Please check the HSA facebook page for further information.
source : www.facebook.com/HaikuSocietyOfAmerica


heat lightning --
all the way into Mexico
the mountains rise

Michael McClintock
The Heron's Nest, II:5


Some kigo and topics

of the Southern California Season Word List

Chinese lantern festival
Cinco de Mayo
El Dia de los Muertos
Election Day (Nov)
Festival of Books
French Open
National Poetry Month
Oscar awards
Summer Shakespeare


Some kigo and topics
of the World Kigo Database

Amisch, Amish, Amish Mennonites
Amstrong, Lance Armstrong road racing cyclist
Appleseed, Johnny Appleseed, John Chapman (1774 - 1845)

Baseball and related kigo
"Best of the year" list, 10 best list
Big Sur, California
Blue Ridge Mountains
Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM)

Bridges in the USA
Bay Bridge San Francisco
Brooklyn Bridge New York
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Bumbershoot festival Seattle, Washington

Cape Fear, North Carolina
Challenger Space Shuttle
Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
Corn shucking, corn husking
Cracker Jack
Crane Canyon Regional Park, California
Cowboys Blanket Dallas, Texas

Dulicmer "hog fiddle"

Eastwooding, Cling Eastwood
Evening Snow - Linanthus dichotomus

Family Day
Folsom Street Fair and Festival San Francisco
Fourth of July, Independence Day

Geoduck clam (Panopea generosa)
Girl Scout cookies

Haboob, sandstorm Arizona
Houston, Whitney Houston (1963 – 2012)

Indian paintbrush (Castilleja)

Jackie Robinson Day USA
Jazz Music

Labor Day, Labour Day September
Lakota Sioux People
La Paloma - song
Liatris, Blazing-Star

Mallomars chocolate cookies New Jersey
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Meadowlark - state bird of Wyoming

National Gallery of Art, Washington,D.C.
New York - places

Obama, Barack Obama

Redwing - Turdus iliacus

Rimrock, cliff formations
Robin, American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
Rhode Island : WaterFire

Scouting for Food
Snow, Phoebe Snow

Taku Winds, Alaska
Tax paying season, income tax
Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis)
Tex-Mex food Texas, Mexico
Tipi teepee, Lakota tent
Tule fog California

Washington, George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Yukon River




. Gabi Greve said...

External LINK

100 Bridges: Haiku North America 2007

Hokusai, the renowned 19th-century Japanese printmaker, loved bridges and once painted a landscape with 100 bridges in it. He saw "bridges" everywhere and included a number of them in one of his celebrated views of Mt. Fuji.

How many bridges do you see....?


Haiku North America (HNA) is a conference and celebration of haiku that takes place every two years. Independent of all other haiku organizations, HNA is one of the largest gatherings of haiku poets in the United States and Canada.


Anonymous said...

sunset stretching
over the winter landscape:

Rick Loughery


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