October 30, 2011
Haiga 682 Elezabeth S. Lamb haiku
Haiku by Elezabeth S. Lamb (USA). Artwork by myself.
Morning glories are summer flower here in Japan, but it seems that the flower blooms in autumn in some other parts of the world. The latter may be a different type than Japan one, and maybe the color and shape differ, too. This is one difficulty of sharing the same Kigo list internationally.
In a short form like haiku, effective use of Kigo becomes indeed effective. But we cannot always depend on Kigo if we are writing to the international readers. Some people propose "key words". Sounds like a good idea but it will be long before being accepted world wide.