Kiyose - collection of season words in Japan -

Events

SPRING SUMMER AUTUMN WINTER
Anniversary of Saigyo's death <Saigyo ki>
(Ryokan(T)/Sanetomo(S)/Yoshinaka(S)/Oishi(S)
/Rikyu(C)/Kikaku(H)/Hitomaro(T)/Fusei(H)/
Mokichi(T)/Seishi(H)/Sanki(H)/Kyoshi(H)/
Takuboku(T)/Saigyo(T)/etc.........their death)
(*)indicates their fields
T:Tanka,Waka S:Samurai C:Tea ceremony H:Haiku,Haikai
Easter<Fukkatsu sai>
Doll's Festival<Hina matsuri/Momo no sekku>
Floating dolls<Hina nagashi/Nagashi bina>
Market of dolls<Hina ichi>
Entering Nirvana/Reposing Buddha statue
<Nehan/Nehan zou>
(*)Anniversary of Buddha's entering Nirvana
Blossom Festival<Hana matsuri>
(*)Anniversary of Buddha's birthday<Bushou e>
Piligrim<Henro>
National Foundation Day<Kenkoku kinenbi>
(*)11th, February
Vernal Equinox Day<Shubun no hi>
Constitution Day<Kenpou kinen bi>
(*)3rd, May
Memorial service for needles<Hari kuyou>
Cockfight<Tori awase/Toukei>
Spring festivals<Haru matsuri>
Kasuga Festival/Takayama Festival/Yasukuni Festival/Dontaku/etc.....
(*) various kinds of spring festivals held in Japan
May Day<me de>
April Fool<shigatsu baka>
Greenery Day/Week<Midori no hi/Midori no shukan>
(*)29th,April/23th-29th, April
Visiting Ise shrine<Ise mairi>
Confucius Festival<Kousi sai/Oki maturi/Sekiten>
(*)4th Sunday,April
Gishi Festival<Gishi sai>
(*)1st-7th, April. Gishi means Ako Gishi
who are 47 samurais.
Miyako Dancing<Miyako odori>
(*)1st-30th,April. Maiko-san(dancer)
in Kyoto hold dance events.
Anniversary of Ganjin's death <Ganjin ki>
(Ganjin -<Ganjin(B)>
Narihira -<Ariwara Narihita(T)>
Mantaro-<Kubota Mantaro(H)>
Kenkichi-<Yamamoto Kenkichi(H)>
Takako-<Hashimoto Takako(H)>
Outou-<Dazai Osamu(N)>
Shuson-<Kato Shuson(H)>
Bousha-<Kawabata Bousha(H)>
Shuoshi-<Mizuhara Shuoshi(H)>
Kappa-<Akutagawa Ryunosuke(H,N)>
Fujio-<Akimoto Fujio(H)>
Kusatao-<Nakamura Kusatao(H)>
,etc.........their death)
(*)indicates their fields
T:Tanka,Waka B:Buddhism H:Haiku,Haikai N:Novel
Children's day <5/5> (Kodomo no hi)
Mother's day (Haha no hi)
Father's day (Chichi no hi)
Boy's festival <5/5> (Tango, Tango no sekku)
Carp streamer (Koi nobori)
Banner (Nobori)
Warrior doll (Musha ningyo)
Bathing with iris' leaves (Shoubu yu)
Atomic bomb day , Anniversary of Hiroshima's collapse <8/6>(Genbaku ki,Hiroshima ki)
Le quatorze juillet (Pari sai)
Hoozuki fair (Hoozuki ichi)
Opening of a mountain to climbers (Yamabiraki)
Festival, Summer festival (Matsuri,Natsu Matsuri)
(Aoi matsuri, Kamo maturi, Sanjya maturi, Gion matsuri etc.)

the Anniversary of Atomic Bombing, the Day the A-Bomb Fell (Genbaku ki - 8/9)
War end anniversary (Shusen kinenbi - 8/15)
the Anniversary of the Great Earthquake <1923> (Shinsai kinenbi - 9/1)
Senior Citizens' Day (Keirou no hi - 9/15)
Autumn equinox (Shubun no hi - 9/23)
Fund raising campaign of red feather (Akai hane - Oct.)
Health-Sports Day (Taiiku no hi 10/10)
Culture Day (Bunka no hi-11/3 )

Autumn festival (Aki matsuri)
Nebuta dance <Aomori prefecture>(Nebuta)
Awa dance <Tokushima prefecture> (Awa odori)
Bon of wind <Toyama prefecture> (Kaze no bon)
(*) I like this bon festival very much.
Daimonji festival <Kyoto> (Daimonji)
Autumn pilgrim (Aki henro)
Grave visiting (Haka mairi)
Lanterns floating (Tourou nagashi)
Gate fire (Kadobi)

Anniversary of Sogi's death <Sogi ki>
(Sogi(R),Moritake(H),Saikaku(H,L),Kyorai(H),Suiha(H),
Rinka(H),Kijyo(H),Shiki/Hechima(H),Teijyo(H),Dakotsu(H),
Sujyu(H),Toshio(H),Genyoshi(H),etc.........their death)
(*)indicates their fields
H:Haiku,Haikai R:Renga L: Novel,etc

Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou kansya no hi - 11/23)
The Emperor's Birthday (Tennou tanjyobi - 12/23 )
Shichigosan <7-5-3> (Shichigosan - 11/15 )
* The traditional Japanese custom of taking children of
seven, five, and three years of age to be blessed at a
Shinto shrine on November 15
Kindling peonies (Botan takibi)
Memorial service of needles (Harikuyou)
Battledore fair (Hagoita ichi)
Bean-throwing ceremony (Mamemaki)
* Scatter roasted beans to drive out evil spirits
on Setusbun (2/3)
Kagura (Kagura, Mikagura)
* sacred Shinto music and dance
Watch night bell (Jyoya no kane)
* On New Year'S Eve, temples ring their bell 108 times,
wishing people may be relieved of their sufferings
from the 108 earthy desires.
Winter worship (Kan mairi, Kan moude)
Christmas (Kurisumasu, Koutansai)
Anniversary of Basho(*)'s death <Basho ki>
(*) (Basho(H),Daruma(B),Ransetsu(H),Kuya(B),Teitoku(H)
Issa(H),Chikamatsu(L),Buson(H),Hakyo(H),Souseki(L,H)
Seison(H),Seiho(H),Torahiko(H,L),Hisajyo(H),Soujyo(H))
(@)indicates their fields
H:Haiku,Haikai B:Buddism R:Renga L: Novel,etc