Kigo

Kigo (季語, "season word"?) (plural kigo) is a word or phrase associated with a particular season, used in Japanese poetry. Kigo are used in the collaborative linked-verse forms renga and renku, as well as in haiku, to indicate the season referred to in the stanza. They are valuable in providing economy of expression.

Read more about Kigo:  History of Kigo, Kigo and Seasons, Saijiki, Common Kigo in Japanese Haiku, Kigo Outside of Japan, Kigo and Haiku: An Example, Must Haiku Include A Kigo?

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Poetic Diction - Asia
... such references are achieved by inclusion of a kigo (season word) ... Japanese poets regularly use a Saijiki, a kigo dictionary that contains lists of season words, organized by season, together with examples of haiku using those kigo ...
Must Haiku Include A Kigo?
... pre-Meiji era (before 1868), almost all haiku contained a kigo ... an expansion in subject matter and vocabulary, still included kigo in his revision of hokku, which he renamed haiku ... influential haiku poet in the generation after Shiki, also emphasized kigo ...
List Of Kigo - Saijiki and Kiyose
... use a saijiki, a book like a dictionary or almanac for kigo ... a saijiki usually includes a description of the kigo itself, as well as a list of similar or related words, and a few examples of haiku that include that kigo ... A kiyose is similar, but contains only lists of kigo ...
List Of Kigo - List of Kigo
... This is a list of both Japanese and non-Japanese kigo ... If the kigo is a Japanese word, or if there is a Japanese translation in parentheses next to the English kigo, then the kigo can be found in most major Japanese ...