This sight is for everyone loving HAIKU in the world. HAIKU is Japanese poem. It is the shortest poem in the world.

Try to make the haiku! Followings are very famous and very good samples for you.

Our group is Not- for- Profit Organization seeking possibility of haiku and make known haiku all over the world. This is the homepage “HAIKU Japan”.

For foreigners and beginners

Important manners of the haiku are to be written one season word by all means. The haiku is said to be the literature of the sense of the seasons. It is important to catch a season above all to taste a haiku.

For examples,Season words of fall are Cirrocumulus, Red dragonfly, Wild goose, Woodpecker, Wild goose,Morning glory,Colored leaves.
Drew a memory,current feelings and a spectacle.
Try to make a haiku! Leave your words watching a beautiful scene.

Examples of HAIKU

Huruikeya Kawazu Tobikomu Mizunooto. Basyou
古池や蛙飛こむ水の音   芭蕉

Oh, the old pond. I hear the sound of a frog dive. ~Bashou Matsuo ~
"This is the most popular haiku in Japan. Every Japanese know this haiku. I am sitting near the old pond. I hear the sound of a frog dive into the pond. This haiku expresses very calm scene."

Sizukesaya iwani simiiru seminokoe. Basyou
閑さや岩にしみ入蝉の声  芭蕉

Silence! Voice of cicadas soak into the rock. ~Bashou Matsuo~
"This haiku is similar to the haiku of the old pond. The spectacle of this haiku is very calm scene. The voice of the cicadas are usually noisy, but soak into the rock. Very calm time is coming over, now"

Kakikueba kanega narunari Horyuzi. Siki
柿くえば鐘が鳴るなり法隆寺  子規

Eating a fruit of persimmon, the gong starts to ring from Horyuji Temple. ~Shiki Masaoka~
"Horyuzi Temple has built in 7th century, in Nara prefecture.
This is one of the most famous Buddha’s Temple in Japan. A fruit of persimmon is very popular in fall. Trees of persimmon are planted in the home garden of various places. I feel that I am connected to Buddha near myself."

Meniwaaoba yamahototogisu hatugatsuo. Sodou
目には青葉山ほととぎすはつ松魚  素堂

Green leaves in my eyes, a cuckoo in the mountain and the first bonito on my table. ~Sodou Yamaguchi~
"This haiku is read in early summer. Leaves of trees are fresh green, in this season. A cuckoo starts to twitter in mountains. Next eyes and ears, in the mouth I eat the very good bonito."

Yasegaeru makeruna issa koreniari. Issa
痩蛙まけるな一茶是にあり  一茶

A thin frog! Don’t lose this wrestling game .Here I am, Issa.  ~Issa Kobayashi~
"A frog is the haiku’s Season Word. A frog’s season is spring. Is this a spectacle happening before Issa’s eyes? Probably, not. Here is a thin frog. He images the wrestling of two frogs. He is cheering a thin frog. "

Nanohanaya tsukiwa higasini hiwa nisini. Buson
菜の花や月は東に日は西に  蕪村

Rape blossoms! The moon is to the east and the sun is to the west.  ~Buson Yosano~
"Haiku’s Season Word of rape blossoms is late spring. The full moon is now just rising. In the west sky, the evening sun is setting. The Earth repeats this grand spectacle."

Huru yukiya meiziwa tooku narinikeri. Kusatao
降る雪や明治は遠くなりにけり   草田男

Falling snow! A last period of Meiji has passed very far. ~Kusatao Nakamura~
"The age of Meiji starts in 1868. In Meiji, Japan had opened a country to foreign intercourse. Seeing the snow, haiku writer felts that Meiji was good and old."

Natsukusaya tsuwamonodomoga yumeno ato. Bashou
夏草や兵共がゆめの跡  芭蕉

Summer weeds, here is a mark of the soldiers’ dream. ~Bashou Matsuo~.
"Bashou is around summer weeds. Summer weeds associate the war. This is not a place, but it seems a battlefield."

Waretokite asobeya oyano nai suzume. Issa
我と来て遊べや親のない雀  一茶

Come with me and play with me, a sparrow separated from the parents.  ~Issa Kobayashi~
"Issa’s haiku arrives strait to feelings of people. A sparrow is a character he always loves."

Matsushimaya aa Matsushimaya Matsushimaya. Bashou &Bou
松島やああ松島や松島や  芭蕉&田原坊

Matsushima! Oh, Matsushima. Matsushima! ~Bashou Matsuo & Bou Tahara~
"Watching a super view of Matsushima, no haiku is made. A writer repeats the name of this place. "