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Japanese Sentences: Haiku - The Japan Shop
Japanese Sentences: Haiku - The Japan Shop
Japanese Sentences: Haiku - The Japan Shop
Japanese Sentences: Haiku - The Japan Shop
Japanese Sentences: Haiku - The Japan Shop
Japanese Sentences: Haiku - The Japan Shop

Japanese Sentences: Haiku

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Learn Japanese vocabulary through Haiku!

Learn twenty famous haiku in Japanese. Every word and line is broken down and thoroughly explained. Every kanji has furigana and romaji (romanized Japanese) is also provided so beginners and advanced students alike can enjoy.

There is also a full Japanese-English glossary in the back of the book.

Included are MP3s of the poems absolutely FREE. The sound files were recorded by a native Japanese voice actress.

The haiku presented in this ebook were selected from the following poets:

Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828) is considered to be one of the four great masters of haiku in addition to Basho, Buson, and Shiki and rivals Basho in popularity. He wrote over 20,000 haiku. "issa" means "one (cup of) tea." This haiku is one of his most famous in Japan.

Yosa Buson (1716-1783) is one of the four great masters of haiku. The others are Basho, Issa, and Shiki. This poem was published in 1762 and is one of his most famous.

Takahama Kyoshi (1874-1959) a Japanese poet from Kanagawa Japan. He continued with the traditional style of haiku using kigo (seasonal words or phrases). He wrote some 40,000 to 50,000 haiku in his lifetime.

Ozaki Housai (1885-1926), as this haiku suggests, was highly influenced and was an influencing factor in the modern free verse style of haiku. An alcoholic throughout most of his life, his poems tend to emphasize loneliness as this one in particular does.

Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) was the pen-name of Masaoka Noboru. He is considered to be one of the four great masters of haiku in addition to Basho, Buson, and Issa. Shiki managed to revive and strengthen interest in haiku for modern Japan.

And the most famous Japanese poet of all time...

Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) is undoubtedly the most famous of the classical haiku poets. His mastery of haiku and his wanderings around Japan are attested by the many monuments with his poems. His most famous collection of poems and writings is called, "Oku no Hosomichi." It was written while on a long journey in Edo Japan in the spring of 1689. Today many people trace his footsteps for themselves.

 

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A beautiful book with Japanese poetry - haiku, not to mention the thorough explanation of both vocabulary and cultural context. Recommended for anyone interested in Japanese language/culture.

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Understanding made fun

I am learning so much from the dialogues! As with other products from the Japan Shop, the quality of this offering is of the highest order. I especially value the care taken to explain words and expressions in context. It’s like having an insider whispering in your ear during a daily conversation. I love that new and directly applicable vocabulary is supplied in kanji form, with hiragana that enables us to immediately learn while reinforcing our understanding of kanji and kana alike. I look forward to starting each new dialogue, knowing that I’ll learn something new and useful.

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Just what I was looking for. Thank you very much! Although I just bought the first 6 issues but I will - eventually - subscribe for future issues.
Did you consider adding QR codes after each hyperlink? I am reading this via my Kindle and listening to the MP3 on my phone. With the QR I could easily open the link without having to type in each time ;)

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Great books!

These books are a fantastic learning aid. The dialogues are extremely useful and well supported. The best part is that they are actually fun to use. You can perform role playing with a partner so two can learn Japanese. The downloads that come with the books are a special bonus. The MP3s are easy to use and provide sound to the written language. Books. MP3 files. What more can you ask for?

A great, and fun, educational tool.

The idea to combine stories written in hiragana with an audio recording of the text is a simple idea but very effective. There are kanji in each story too (with furigana) but the story is broken down line by line with explanations for particles, kana and each kanji. The audio recordings are great and the lady who reads them has beautifully precise and crystal clear pronunciation, that is easy to absorb and a delight to listen to! All in all I’m very satisfied and my kanji knowledge has increased with each one. Highly recommended, just bear in mind you will need to be able to read hiragana.

Great for beginners!

These are amazing! Every sentence is broken down, it comes with audio, but to me the best part is these feel like real conversations. This feels like a natural way to learn a language. Learning through real everyday conversations. Thank you Clay and Yumi!