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Haiku magazine Hototogisu, directed by Kyoshi Takahama, produced many brilliant haikuists. The first wave, in Taisho era, was composed of the poets such as Kijo Murakami (1865 ~ 1938), Suiha Watanabe (1882 ~ 1946), Fura Maeda (1884 ~ 1954), Dakotsu Iida (1885 ~ 1962), Sekitei Hara, etc. These poets are ... Read more
Haiku magazine Hototogisu, directed by Kyoshi Takahama, produced many brilliant haikuists. The first wave, in Taisho era, was composed of the poets such as Kijo Murakami (1865 ~ 1938), Suiha Watanabe (1882 ~ 1946), Fura Maeda (1884 ~ 1954), Dakotsu Iida (1885 ~ 1962), Sekitei Hara, etc. These poets are ... Read more

Being lonely
He beats the gong again
The guard of kabiya.

        * kabiya: cabin in which kabi (fire to frighten noxious animals like stags and wild boars) is made in autumn.

The empty air made buzz
Thin wings of a dragonfly.

Firecrackers to frighten the animals.
Shadows of mountains run
On the surface of the fords.

A vine of arrowroot
Touch the cheek of a woodcutter.
Gigantic columns of clouds.

The moon
Above the snow-covered mountain
Dropped hailstones.

A tree, split with an battle-ax, sticks.
Voice of a shrike.

Autumn wind.
Two plates,
Their designs differ

The green detached from the mountain
Follows the movement of the caught sweetfish.

The hands of a woman exist
To take out the insides of spring cuttlefishes.

Top of an eminence.
Nogikus are most largely swaying
In the wind.

 
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