The Monthly Kukai is held in the Shiki Temporary Mailing List, the Shiki Workshop Mailing List and Haikuforum as both an educational tool and for the entertainment of list members. This is a report is reproduced in part from the announcement of Kukai results sent out to each member of them as prepared by Kukai Secretary, Pardee Gunter and Billie Wilson.

(haiku including the assigned season word)

(haiku related to the below topics)

Results of the latest kigo kukai
garden

Results of the latest free format kukai
soccer

Results of the past kukai in alphabetical order

The Monthly Kukai is open to everyone. Please, submit a poem to the competition and see how your poem places. Kukai results will appear in part on this page. The complete results of the Monthly Kukai are posted to members of the Shiki Temporary Mailing List, the Shiki Workshop Mailing List and Haikuforum.

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Summary Sheet of Rules/Deadlines/etc.


Masaoka Shiki Commemorative Kukai

The year of 2001 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Masaoka Shiki, who brought a revolution into the tradition of haiku in Japan. The 6 kukai held from May till July,2001 were dedicated to his memory.

Digest version


Kiyose - Collection of season words in Japan -
For your reference

Season

Celestial Phenomena

Terrestrial Phenomena

Life/
Humanity

Events

Animal

Plants

SPRING SUMMER AUTUMN WINTER


History of Kukai Secretary

Clark Strand : Mar,1996 - July,1996
Rick MacDonald :
Aug,1996 - July,1997
Yu Chang : Aug,1997 - Jan,1999
Pardee Gunter : Feb,1999 - Dec, 2000
Pardee Gunter and Billie Wilson : Jan.2001 -


NOTE

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