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5/30/2012

- KIGO CALENDAR -

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. Kigo Calendar - the 12 Months .


. 語呂合わせ goroawase days every month .

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- January - / - Feburary - / - March -

- April - / - May - / - June -

- July - / - August - / - September -

- Ocotber - / - November - / - December -


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Each month comes with special days, some of them festivals,
others relating to the change of the seasons.

I hope to collect relevant kigo for each month.

If you find any that are still missing,
please contact me.

Gabi Greve


. National Holidays of Japan .
all of them are kigo


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For the worldwide approach to kigo,
we must differentiate between the "Haiku Season" and the natural phenomenon and human activites occuring at a certain season at a certain place.

To complicate our endeavor, we also have to deal with the Asian Lunar Calendar and the 24 seasons (periods), which were applied in Japan before the introduction of the Western Calendar, when kigo were already used in Japanese poetry.

Japan has been using the Gregorian calendar since 1874, but still refers to its
KYUREKI 旧暦, the old calendar, on many occasions.
The months in haiku are one of them.

the HAIKU SEASONS

spring begins, February 4, risshun 立春
summer begins, May 6, rikka 立夏
autumn begins, August 8, risshuu 立秋
winter begins, November 7, rittoo 立冬



. The Japanese Calendar System .


. Seasons beginning .

. Seasons ending .



Calendar reference kigo in the WKD

Months will not be used to define a SEASON, because of the differences in the Northern and Southern hemisphere, see below. But SUMMER is SUMMER.

Northern and Southern Hemisphere
If there is not specific mention in the WKD, a calendar reference kigo refers to the Northern Hemisphere as its place of origin, since haiku and the saijiki concept originates in Japan.
For the Southern Hemisphere, add six months.

For a calendar reference kigo originating in the Southern Hemisphere, add six months to get to its Northern counterpart.
These adjustments will not be mentioned specifically for each kigo.

Example: Christmas
a typical calendar time reference kigo

Kigo for Mid-Winter in the Northern Hemisphere. (Will be mentioned)
Kigo for Summer in the Southern Hemisphere. (Will not be mentioned.)
Kigo for "Hot and Dry Season" in the Tropics. (Will not be mentioned)

. WKD - Worldwide Haiku Seasons .


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. Ceremonies, festivals, rituals - SAIJIKI .

. Memorial Days of Famous People - SAIJIKI .


Here is a large collection of days remembered worldwide for a special purpose.
Some have an entry of their own, so click on the hyperlink, please.

. WKD : World Days .

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. WKD : the complete SAIJIKI list .



. - - Shrines and Temples - ABC index - - .


. Darumapedia - PERSONS - main index .


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. Japanese Calendar Days .

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A lot depends on goroawase - wordplay with numbers

. goroawase 語呂合わせ wordplay with numbers .
- Introduction -


- Example :
1492 (discovery of America by Columbus)
いよくに iyo (yoi) kuni = ”It’s a good country”


Other Words In Goroawase

There’s also a bunch of words and phrases that can be created from and converted to numbers that are pretty interesting as well.

4649 → よろしく → 宜しく yoroshiku (definition here)
18782 → いやなやつ → 嫌な奴 iya na yatsu (unpleasant dude)
893 → やくざ yakuza (Yakuza)
39 → さんきゅう → San Kyuu (Thank You)
0840 → おはよう Ohayo (good morning)
724106 → なにしてる → 何してる (What are you doing?)
888 → ハハハ → Hahaha
889 → はやく → 早く hayaku (Hurry)
0906 → おくれる → 遅れる okureru (Late)

- explore this link :

source : www.tofugu.com


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5/15/2012

JANUARY calendar

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. Kigo Calendar - the 12 Months .

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January

.................... 01 - 15 .................................................................................

. Shoogatsu 正月 Shogatsu, the New Year .

A season and saijiki of its own !





.................... 01 .................................................................................

. ganjitsu 元日 New Year's Day .

. New Year's Concert - Vienna Austria .
Das Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker

. Memorial Day for Sugita Hisajo 杉田久女 .

. Memorial Day for En no Gyoja 役行者 .


.................... 03 .................................................................................

. yatate shinji 矢立神事 ceremony at Kibitsu Shrine .


.................... 05 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Kobayashi Issa 小林一茶 .

. Shokan 小寒 "small cold" .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気


.................... 06 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for priest Ryokan 良寛 .

. Epiphany 公現の日 Three Kings Day .


.................... 07 .................................................................................

. jinjitsu 人日 day of man .

. nanakusagayu 七草がゆ
rice gruel with the seven herbs of spring .



.................... 08 .................................................................................

. First Ceremony for Yakushi Nyorai 初薬師 .
and more first ceremonies for Buddhist deities


.................... 12 .................................................................................

. First shooting at Fushimi Inari fox shrine 稲荷の奉射祭 .


.................... 14 .................................................................................

. Dondon yaki どんどん焼き burning New Year decorations .

. Doyadoya Night Festival どやどや Osaka .

. Coming of Age Day 成人の日 .

. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - USA .


.................... 18 .................................................................................

. First Ceremony for Kannon Bosatsu 初観音 .


.................... 20 .................................................................................

. Daikan 大寒 "great cold" .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気


.................... 21 .................................................................................

. First Ceremony for Kobo Daishi Kukai 初大師 .


.................... 22 .................................................................................

. World Eros Day .
the day when the planetoid 433 Eros is closest to Earth.


.................... 24 .................................................................................

. First Ceremony for Jizo Bosatsu 初地蔵 .




.................... 26 .................................................................................

. Republic Day - India .

. Australia Day .
Anniversary Day, Foundation Day and ANA Day


.................... 27 .................................................................................

. Holocaust Day, Auschwitz Day, Dachau Day - Germany .


.................... 28 .................................................................................

. First Ceremony for Fudo Myo-O 初不動 .


.................... 29 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Hino Sojo 日野草城 .




.................... third SUNDAY

. Ati-Atihan Festival - Philippines .


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. WKD : January - a Haiku Month .



. shiwasu matsuri 師走祭り Shiwasu festival at 神門神社 Mikado Jinja.


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. WKD : World Days in January .

. Ceremonies, festivals, rituals - January .

. Memorial Days of Famous People - January .



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For the worldwide approach to kigo,
we must differentiate between the "Haiku Season" and the natural phenomenon and human activites occuring at a certain season at a certain place.

To complicate our endeavor, we also have to deal with the Asian Lunar Calendar and the 24 seasons (periods), which were applied in Japan before the introduction of the Western Calendar, when kigo were already used in Japanese poetry.

Study the details here, please:


. The Japanese Haiku Calendar.


. Seasons beginning .

. Seasons ending .


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. WKD : the complete SAIJIKI list .

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5/14/2012

FEBRUARY calendar

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. Kigo Calendar - the 12 Months .

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February - nigatsu 二月 





.................... 01 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Kawahigashi Hekigoto 河東碧梧桐 .
Kan-ake Ki 寒明忌 "Day when the cold ends"

. hatsu tsuitachi 初朔日 first "first day" .

. St. Bridgid's Day - Ireland .


.................... 02 .................................................................................

. Candlemass 聖燭祭 .
Presentation of Jesus at the Temple

. Groundhog Day .


.................... 03 .................................................................................

. Setsubun 節分 beginning of Spring .
throwing beans at demons 豆まき mamemaki

. Kasuga Shrine Lantern Festival 春日の万燈 .


.................... 04 .................................................................................

. risshun 立春 beginning of spring .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気

. Gishi-Sai 義士祭 , gishi no hi 義士の日
Memorial Ceremony for the 47 Samurai .

- - - - - Ooishi Ki 大石忌 (おおいしき)
Memorial Day for Oishi Kuranosuke, their leader


. No Cellphone Day.


.................... 05 .................................................................................

. nijuuroku seijinsai 二十六聖人祭
celebration of the 26 saints .



.................... 06 .................................................................................

. Kumano Kamikura Shrine Torch Festival 御灯祭 .


.................... 11 .................................................................................

. National Foundation Day 建国記念日 .
kenkoku kinenbi


.................... 14 .................................................................................

. Valentine's Day バレンタインデー .


.................... 15 .................................................................................

. Serbia National Day .


.................... 18 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Ryokan 良寛忌 .



.................... 19 .................................................................................

. usui 雨水 rain water .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気


.................... 20 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Naito Meisetsu 内藤鳴雪 .
"Old Plum Tree Day", Roobai Ki 老梅忌



.................... 22 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Courtesan Yugiri 夕霧忌 .
And allusions to the Tales of Genji 源氏物語

. George Washington Birthday - USA .



.................... 25 .................................................................................

. Goa Carnival - India .



.................... third Monday

. Family Day, Alberta Family Day - Canada .


. WKD : February - a Haiku Month .

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. WKD : World Days in February .

. Ceremonies, festivals, rituals - February .

. Memorial Days of Famous People - February .



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For the worldwide approach to kigo,
we must differentiate between the "Haiku Season" and the natural phenomenon and human activites occuring at a certain season at a certain place.

To complicate our endeavor, we also have to deal with the Asian Lunar Calendar and the 24 seasons (periods), which were applied in Japan before the introduction of the Western Calendar, when kigo were already used in Japanese poetry.

Study the details here, please:


. The Japanese Haiku Calendar.


. Seasons beginning .

. Seasons ending .


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. WKD : the complete SAIJIKI list .

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5/13/2012

MARCH calendar

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March - sangatsu 三月 





.................... 01 .................................................................................

. Mărţişor - Martisor (the amulet) - Romania .


.................... 02 .................................................................................

. Sending off Water from Wakasa お水送り .


.................... 03 .................................................................................

. Hina Doll Festival 雛祭り Hina Matsuri .
Double-dates with prime numbers like 3/3, 5/5, 9/9
were special festival days in Japan and China.



.................... 05 .................................................................................

. keichitsu 啓蟄 awakening of hibernated insects .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気


.................... 08 .................................................................................

. International Woman's Day .
including Mother's Day


.................... 09 .................................................................................

. Kashima Shrine Festival 鹿島祭頭祭 .
鹿島神宮 Kashima Jingu



.................... 11 .................................................................................

. March Eleven 2011 in Japan .



.................... 13 .................................................................................

. Kasuga Shrine Festival 春日祭 .


.................... 15 .................................................................................

. Nirvana West wind 涅槃西風 .


.................... 16 .................................................................................

. Fire-swinging festival at Aso Shrine Kyushu 火振り祭 .


.................... 17 .................................................................................

. St. Patrick's Day - Ireland .


.................... 20/21 .................................................................................

. shunbun 春分 vernal equinox, spring solstice .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気

. Nowruz, Newroz - "Persian New Year" . India

. "Shrine Day" 社日 shanichi .



.................... 23 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Saigyo Hoshi 西行忌 / 西行法師 .



.................... 24 .................................................................................

. World Tuberculosis Day .


.................... 25 .................................................................................

. wind up mount Hira  比良八荒 Hira hakkoo .
Hira hakkoo 比良八講 prayer ceremony for Hira


.................... 30 .................................................................................

. World Apitherapy Day .


.................... second Saturday

. Walking through hot embers at Mt. Takao 高尾山の火渡り祭 .


.................... last Saturday

. Earth Hour .



. WKD : March - a Haiku Month .


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. WKD : World Days in March .

. Ceremonies, festivals, rituals - March .

. Memorial Days of Famous People - March .



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For the worldwide approach to kigo,
we must differentiate between the "Haiku Season" and the natural phenomenon and human activites occuring at a certain season at a certain place.

To complicate our endeavor, we also have to deal with the Asian Lunar Calendar and the 24 seasons (periods), which were applied in Japan before the introduction of the Western Calendar, when kigo were already used in Japanese poetry.

Study the details here, please:


. The Japanese Haiku Calendar.


. Seasons beginning .

. Seasons ending .


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. WKD : the complete SAIJIKI list .

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5/12/2012

APRIL calendar

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. Kigo Calendar - the 12 Months .

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April - shigatsu 四月




.................... 01 .................................................................................

. April Fool's Day, All Fools' Day 四月馬鹿 .


.................... 02 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Enomoto Kikaku 基角忌 .


.................... 05 .................................................................................

. seimei 清明 Clear and bright .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気

. seimeisai 清明祭 Seimei festival. Okinawa .


.................... 07 .................................................................................

. Osaki Hosai Memorial Day 放哉忌 .


.................... 08 .................................................................................

. Buddha's Birthday Celebrations 仏生会 .
Buddha Purnima - India

. Memorial Day for Takahama Kyoshi 虚子忌 / Chinju Ki 椿寿忌.


.................... 09 .................................................................................

. Bataan Day or Day of Valor - Philippines .


.................... 10 .................................................................................

. Arbor Day (tree day) .


.................... 11 .................................................................................

. Cherry Blossom Festival at Yoshino 吉野花会式 .


.................... 13 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day of Ishikawa Takuboku 啄木忌 .



.................... 14 .................................................................................

. Sanno Festival 山王祭 .
Hiyoshi Shrine, Otsu 日吉神社

. Ambedkar Jayanti, Memorial Day - India .

.................... 15 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Umewaka Maru 梅若忌 .

. Africa Day .



.................... 18 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Saint Honen Hoonen-ki (Honenki) 法然忌 .


.................... 20 .................................................................................

. kokuu, koku u 穀雨 grain rain .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気


.................... 21 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Sen no Rikyu 利休忌 .

. Yasukuni Shrine festival 靖国祭 .


.................... 22 .................................................................................

. Earth Day アースデイ .


.................... 25 .................................................................................

. ceremony for Monju Bosatsu, Kofuku-Ji 興福寺文殊会 .

. World Malaria Day .  

. Anzac Day - Australia .


.................... 28 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Saint Gensei 元政忌 .


.................... 29 .................................................................................

. Showa Day 昭和の日 .
Beginning of Golden Week 黄金週間 till May 5


.................... 30 .................................................................................

. Queen's Day - Holland .
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands



.................... second Sunday

. Eating large portions of rice in Nikko 日光強飯式 .
ritual at temple Rinno-Ji 輪王寺 in Nikko


.................... last Sunday

. Sekiten Sekiten 釈奠, Confucius Festival 孔子祭 .
Sekisai 釈菜



.................... All April .................................................................................


. National Poetry Month, USA .



. WKD : April - a Haiku Month .

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. WKD : World Days in April .

. Ceremonies, festivals, rituals - April .

. Memorial Days of Famous People - April .



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For the worldwide approach to kigo,
we must differentiate between the "Haiku Season" and the natural phenomenon and human activites occuring at a certain season at a certain place.

To complicate our endeavor, we also have to deal with the Asian Lunar Calendar and the 24 seasons (periods), which were applied in Japan before the introduction of the Western Calendar, when kigo were already used in Japanese poetry.

Study the details here, please:


. The Japanese Haiku Calendar.


. Seasons beginning .

. Seasons ending .


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. WKD : the complete SAIJIKI list .

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5/11/2012

MAY calendar

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May - gogatsu 五月





.................... 01 .................................................................................

. May Day メーデー .
Labor Day, Labour Day, International Day of the Worker

. Hiraizumi Fujiwara Festival 平泉藤原祭 .

. Walpurgis Night - Walpurgisnacht, Germany .


.................... 02 .................................................................................

. hachijuuhachiya 八十八夜
eighty-eighth day from the beginning of spring .




.................... 03 .................................................................................

. Constitution Memorial Day 憲法記念日 kenpo kinenbi .

. Opening the doors at Yoshino, Ominesan 大峰山戸開式 .


.................... 04 .................................................................................

. Greenery Day 緑の日 .



.................... 05 .................................................................................

. rikka 立夏 beginning of summer .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気

. Tango no sekku 端午の節句 Tango festival for the Boys . .
Kodomo no Hi - Children's Day
End of Golden Week

. Uji Shrine Festival 宇治祭 .

. Medicine Day 薬の日 kusuri no hi .


.................... 08 .................................................................................

. Ceremony for Buddha's Mother 仏母会 .


.................... 10 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Katsushika Hokusai 北斎忌 .

. Bird Week バードウィーク until May 16 .


.................... 13 .................................................................................

. Kanda Shrine Festival 神田祭 Tokyo .


.................... 14 .................................................................................

. Izumo Shrine Festival 出雲大祭礼 .


.................... 15 .................................................................................

. Aoi matsuri 葵祭 Hollyhock Festival at Kamo Shrine.

. Kobe Festival 神戸まつり Kobe Matsuri .

. Wakanoura Festival 和歌浦祭 .


.................... 15 .................................................................................

. Teachers Day . Malaysia - Tun Abdul Razak


.................... 17 .................................................................................

. Nikko Toshogu Shrine Festival 日光東照宮祭 .


.................... 21 .................................................................................

. shooman 小満 "grain full" .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気


.................... 24 .................................................................................

. Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day .


.................... 25 .................................................................................

. Missing Children's Day .


.................... 28 .................................................................................

. Tora ga Ame 虎ケ雨 / 虎が雨 Tears of Lady Tora .
rain in the town of Oiso

. Memorial Day for Ariwara no Narihira 在原業平 .


.................... 30 .................................................................................

gomi 53 ゴミ 塵 dirt
gomi 530 no dirt around here / "0" means nothing.
goroawase. day to clean the environment.

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.................... last MONDAY

. Memorial Day - USA .
Formerly known as Decoration Day


.................... third SUNDAY

. Sanja Festival in Asakusa Tokyo 三社祭  .


.................... third SUNDAY

. Barangay Fiesta - Philippines .


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. seibozuki 聖母月 month of the holy mother.
..... Maria no tsuki マリアの月(まりあのつき)month of Maria
The month of May.


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. WKD : May - a Haiku Month .


. goroawase, goro-awase 語呂合わせ 
wordplay with numbers and dates .



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. WKD : World Days in May .

. Ceremonies, festivals, rituals - May .

. Memorial Days of Famous People - May .



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For the worldwide approach to kigo,
we must differentiate between the "Haiku Season" and the natural phenomenon and human activites occuring at a certain season at a certain place.

To complicate our endeavor, we also have to deal with the Asian Lunar Calendar and the 24 seasons (periods), which were applied in Japan before the introduction of the Western Calendar, when kigo were already used in Japanese poetry.

Study the details here, please:


. The Japanese Haiku Calendar.


. Seasons beginning .

. Seasons ending .


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. WKD : the complete SAIJIKI list .

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5/10/2012

JUNE calendar

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June - rokugatsu 六月



.................... 01 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Tokugawa Ieyasu 家康忌 .

. Yamabiraki 山開き Season opening on Mount Fuji .

. Changeing into summer robes 更衣 koromogae .

. Radio Day 電波の日 Electro-magnetic Waves Day .

. Madaraka Day - Kenya .


.................... 06 .................................................................................

. Beginning of the Rainy Season 梅雨入 tsuyuiri .
sometimes dated to June 11.


.................... 07 .................................................................................

. Shinagawa Festival 品川祭 .


.................... 10 .................................................................................

. Anniversary of Time 時の記念日 .


.................... 13 .................................................................................

. Dazai Osamu Memorial Day 太宰治 / 桜桃忌 .


.................... 14 .................................................................................

. Sapporo Summer Festival 札幌祭 .


.................... 15 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Minamoto Yoshitsune 義経忌 .




.................... 20 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Ogata Korin 光琳忌 .



.................... 03 .................................................................................

. Martyrs’ Day - Uganda .


.................... 04 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Dengyo Daishi Saicho 最澄忌 .



.................... 06 .................................................................................

. booshu 芒種 Boshu, "grain in ear" .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気

. Memorial Day for Priest Ganjin 鑑真忌 .


.................... 09 .................................................................................

. Charles Dickens Memorial Day - England .



.................... 12 .................................................................................

. Independence Day - Philippines .


.................... 15 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Kitamura Kigin 季吟忌 .
He was the haiku teacher of Matsuo Basho.


.................... 16 .................................................................................

. Day of the African Child .


.................... 21 .................................................................................

. geshi 夏至 summer solstice .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気

. World Music Day .



.................... 23 .................................................................................

. Golowan Festival - England .


.................... 30 .................................................................................

. Summer Purification Ceremony 夏祓 .
June Purification Ritual, minazuki harai, harae 六月祓


.................... first Sunday

. Uesutonsai ウェストン祭 Weston Festival .
Reverend Walter Weston (1861~1940) at Kamikochi



.................... second Sunday

. Father's Day 父の日 Chichi no Hi, Vatertag .


.................... end of June

. Wimbledon Tennis Tournament - England .

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. WKD : June - a Haiku Month .

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. WKD : World Days in June .

. Ceremonies, festivals, rituals - June .

. Memorial Days of Famous People - June .



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For the worldwide approach to kigo,
we must differentiate between the "Haiku Season" and the natural phenomenon and human activites occuring at a certain season at a certain place.

To complicate our endeavor, we also have to deal with the Asian Lunar Calendar and the 24 seasons (periods), which were applied in Japan before the introduction of the Western Calendar, when kigo were already used in Japanese poetry.

Study the details here, please:


. The Japanese Haiku Calendar.


. Seasons beginning .

. Seasons ending .


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. WKD : the complete SAIJIKI list .

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5/09/2012

JULY calendar

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. Kigo Calendar - the 12 Months .

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July - shichigatsu 七月 





.................... 01 .................................................................................

. Gion Festival begins 祗園祭( Kyoto .

. Canada Day .


.................... 03 .................................................................................

. Franz Kafka カフカ フラン Birthday Memorial .



.................... 04 .................................................................................

. Independence Day - USA .

. Memorial Day for Madame Curie キュリー忌 .


.................... 05 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Eisai Zenji 栄西忌 .


.................... 06 .................................................................................

. Sumiyoshi Shrine Rice Planting Festival 住吉の御田植 .


.................... 07 .................................................................................

. Star Festival 七夕 Tanabata .

. shoosho 小暑 Shosho, small heat .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気

. Haguro Festival 羽黒花祭 Festival of the Three Mountains of Dewa .

. Nippon fukushasai 日本福者祭 canonization day of Japan .



.................... 14 .................................................................................

. Fire Festival at Nachi 那智の火祭り Kumano .

. Paris Festival パリ祭 .
The Storming of the Bastille, Le quatorze juillet


.................... 15 .................................................................................

.
Middle third of the year begins 中元 chuugen, Chugen presents .




.................... 17 .................................................................................

. Miyajima Itsukushima festival 厳島祭 .

.................... 20 .................................................................................

. Ramadan begins in the year 2012 .
It ends on August 18, 2012.


.................... 21 .................................................................................

. Ocean Day 海の日 umi no hi .
Marine Day, Sea Day, Marine Memorial Day

. Belgian National Day - Fête nationale de la Belgique .


.................... 23 .................................................................................

. taisho 大暑 great heat .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気


.................... 24 .................................................................................

. Tenjin Festival 天神祭 for Sugawara Michizane .

. Memorial Day for Akutagawa Ryunosuke 芥川 龍之介 .
Gaki ki 餓鬼忌, Kappa ki 河童忌, Chookoodoo ki 澄江堂


.................... 27 .................................................................................

. Oyama festival 大山祭 at shrine Afuri Jinja, Kanagawa .


.................... 29 .................................................................................

. Feast of Saints Peter and Paul 聖ペトロ・パウロ祭 .


.................... 31 .................................................................................




. WKD : July - a Haiku Month .



onbe matsuri おんべ祭り Onbe Festival
and ayu uranai 鮎占い divination with trout sweetfish
first Sunday in July.


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. WKD : World Days in July .

. Ceremonies, festivals, rituals - July .

. Memorial Days of Famous People - July .



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For the worldwide approach to kigo,
we must differentiate between the "Haiku Season" and the natural phenomenon and human activites occuring at a certain season at a certain place.

To complicate our endeavor, we also have to deal with the Asian Lunar Calendar and the 24 seasons (periods), which were applied in Japan before the introduction of the Western Calendar, when kigo were already used in Japanese poetry.

Study the details here, please:


. The Japanese Haiku Calendar.


. Seasons beginning .

. Seasons ending .


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. WKD : the complete SAIJIKI list .

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5/08/2012

AUGUST calendar

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August - hachigatsu 八月 





.................... 01 .................................................................................

. Hassaku 八朔 (はっさく) Hassaku day .
first day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar

. Sansa Bon-odori dance in Morioka さんさ踊り .   

. Emancipation Day - Trinidad and Tobago .


.................... 02 .................................................................................

. moxabustion on August second 後の二日灸 .

. Memorial Day for Uejima Onitsura 上島鬼貫 .


.................... 03 .................................................................................

. Akita Lantern Festival 秋田かんとう祭 .

. Day of Honey 蜂蜜の日 hachi mitsu .


.................... 04 .................................................................................

. Kitano Tenmangu Shrine Festival 北野天満宮 Kyoto .


.................... 06 .................................................................................

. Hiroshima-ki 広島忌 Hiroshima Memorial Day .

haro 八六の日 86 Hallo Day
goroawase. ha(chi) ro(ku)


.................... 07 .................................................................................

. Mitarashi Purification Ritual at Shimogamo 御手洗会 .

. Nairobi Bomb Day, Kenya 1998 .


. Referendum Day, Kenya August 2010 .


. Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Day, India .


.................... 07/08 .................................................................................

. autumn begins 立秋 risshuu .


.................... 08 .................................................................................

. Memorial day for Yanagita Kunio 柳田國男 .


.................... 09 .................................................................................

. Nagasaki-ki 長崎忌 Nagasaki Memorial Day.

. Memorial Day for Tan Taigi 炭太祇 .


.................... 12 .................................................................................

. Perseid Meteor Showers .


.................... 13 - 15 .................................................................................

. O-bon お盆 Obon Ancestor Festival.



.................... 15 .................................................................................

. hachigatsu juugonichi 八月十五日 August 15 .

. shuusen kinenbi 終戦記念日 End of War Day .

. Mishima Shrine Festival 三島祭 .


. Independence Day, India 1947 .

. Feast of the Assumption 被昇天祭 .


.................... 16 .................................................................................

. Kyoto Gozan Okuribi 京都五山送り火
fire for seeing off the souls after O-Bon .


. Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) .


.................... 19 .................................................................................

. Haiku Day 俳句の日 HA-I-KU, Haiku no Hi .



.................... 21 .................................................................................

. Senior Citizen's Day, India .



.................... 22 .................................................................................

. The Immaculate Heart of Mary 聖母聖心祭 .


.................... 23 .................................................................................

. Shosho 処暑 Limit of heat .
one of the 24 solar sections 二十四節気

. Memorial Day for Saint Ippen 一遍上人 .
Yugyoo-Ki 遊行忌 ”Memorial Day of the Travelling Saint”


.................... 24 .................................................................................

. Jizobon, Jizo Bon 地蔵盆 .


.................... 25 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Oota Dookan 太田道灌 .
Ota Dokan, first builder of Edo Castle



.................... 26 .................................................................................

. kyuu Tanabata 旧七夕 Star Festival .
according to the lunar calendar
in some places on August 7.



.................... 31 .................................................................................

. Memorial Day for Maruyama Okyo 円山 応挙 .





. WKD : August - a Haiku Month .


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. WKD : World Days in August .


. Ceremonies, festivals, rituals - August .

. Memorial Days of Famous People - August .


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


For the worldwide approach to kigo,
we must differentiate between the "Haiku Season" and the natural phenomenon and human activites occuring at a certain season at a certain place.

To complicate our endeavor, we also have to deal with the Asian Lunar Calendar and the 24 seasons (periods), which were applied in Japan before the introduction of the Western Calendar, when kigo were already used in Japanese poetry.

Study the details here, please:


. The Japanese Haiku Calendar.

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. WKD : the complete SAIJIKI list .

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