12/30/2013

WKD . . . Welcome !

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Welcome to the World Kigo Database !

The World Kigo Database is collecting words from all over the world that may be used as seasonal words (kigo 季語) for haiku of the respective areas. It is based on the concept of a Japanese Dictionary of Seasonal Words (saijiki 歳時記), but addresses all cultures, areas and regions of the world, where people are now writing haiku in languages other than Japanese.
Regional cultural keywords (topics) are also included.


Every haiku poet is welcome to contribute !

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This database covers more than 6000 seasonal themes (kidai) and seasonal words (kigo).
They can not all be shown in the ABC index, so please use the general search for a specific keyword:

. - WKD : General Search - .


. ABC INDEX Part 01 ... from A to J .

. ABC INDEX Part 02 ... from K to S .

. ABC INDEX Part 03 ... from T to Z .



Click here for the
. . . . LATEST ADDITIONS to the WKD . . . .


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Caution !
Not all words in the following list are KIGO.
Some are haiku TOPICS (keywords) to be used during the whole year.
Check each entry carefully !


This database is constantly growing.
Please contact me if you want to confirm a kigo!


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.. .. .. .. .. .. .. General Items

To Submit your Haiku or Kigo, click here. It's easy !


KIGO – Its use in haiku
The Basics about season words.

Seasons and Categories
Learn the Basics of World Kigo.

. Topics and Keywords used in haiku
The Basics about TOPICS.


General Information Essays about kigo.

- Basic Haiku Theories - Haiku Lessons -
a must read for beginners
(AHA-moment, cut (kire), juxtaposition, ma the pause, pivot, rhyme, riddles, tontoism, wabi sabi, zappai and many more)

Encourageing LOCALISM in your haiku !


. WKD Kigo Calendar - the 12 Months .



ASK any question about kigo !

Translating Haiku - Kumarajiva, the Translator  鳩摩羅什


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Any copyright material mirrored on these pages is intended for the private personal study of haiku poets only. This is a non-commercial site. To have material removed (if they should so desire), copyright owners should please contact me here:
. Copyright Policy .

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.. .. .. .. .. Regional Kigo Lists and Saijiki

WKD : Alaska Saijiki
WKD : Australian Saijiki
WKD : Bhutan Saijiki
WKD : Canada Saijiki
WKD : Chesapeake Bay Saijiki
WKD : Europa Saijiki
WKD : German Saijiki
WKD : Ghana Saijiki
WKD : Hawaii Saijiki
WKD : India Saijiki
WKD : Ireland Saijiki
WKD : . . . ISSA and the Seasons
WKD : Kenya and Tropical Saijiki
WKD : Malaysia Saijiki
WKD : Mongolia Saijiki
WKD : New England Saijiki
WKD : North American Saijiki Projects
WKD : Romanian Saijiki
WKD : Philippines Saijiki
WKD : Sonoran Saijiki, USA
WKD : South American Saijiki
Southern California Season Words
WKD : Southern Hemisphere, below the Southern Cross
WKD: Trinidad and Tobago Saijiki
WKD : Yemen Saijiki


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


. WKD ... The complete SAIJIKI LIST  


Bird Saijiki

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

Fish and Seafood Saijiki 魚歳時記 Sakana Saijiki

Humanity and Daily Life ... kigo for all seasons

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


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

Personal names, Names of Persons used in Haiku Japan and Worldwide

Sweets Saijiki 和菓子歳時記 Wagashi Saijiki

Tea Ceremony Saijiki 茶道の歳時記 

Vegetable Saijiki 野菜歳時記 Yasai Saijiki

- WASHOKU ... Japanese Food Saijiki


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WKD .. .. Lists of Non-Seasonal Haiku Topics
(Keywords, mu-ki 無季 no season)
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Introducing Japanese Haiku Poets 

Introducing Japanese Culture through Haiku


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. . . more USEFUL LINKS

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A big THANK YOU to the many haiku poets worldwide who help dilligently to make this database grow!


! CONTRIBUTE ! SUBMISSIONS !
. Contact me! Ask me any question !
  


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The World Kigo Database
An interview with Gabi Greve by Flueraşu Petre, 2007

English and German


Kigo, a Key to Japanese Culture Gabi Greve
Inverview with Robert Wilson, Simply Haiku 2009


. WKD ... on FACEBOOK .


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world haiku...
one man's kigo,
is another's topic


~Vaughn Seward [CAN.AB] May 2006


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A final thought about Japanese and English Haiku before we start :

If you take a tom cat,
cut off his head (kigo),
cut off his four legs (5-7-5),
cut off his tail (kire-ji) and
present this creature to the world,
what would it be called?


Gabi Greve
haikku. Dr. med. Gabriele Greve

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世界季語データベース

NOTE:
sajiki is a misspelling of SAIJIKI.

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. Japan - after the BIG earthquake  
Reporting since March 11, 2011

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