Shiki Masaoka,
the haiku poet, was born in Matsuyama in 1867. Shiki is well known in Japan for introducing a new style of haiku, a short poetic form, and for enhancing the arts.


The word Shiki can also
mean "The four seasons"
in Japanese.
The seasons are very
important in Japanese
haiku, so Shiki is an
appropriate name for
the haiku server.

Shiki's career

Shiki's paintings

Shiki's menu

Shiki's haiku
(in Kim's haiku world)

After Basho,Buson & Issa


By courtesy of Matsuyama
municipal Shiki-kinen museum

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