Talk:List of kigo

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To Do list[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for List of kigo:

Done[edit]

  • Copy, move, and reorganze into categories the Kigo from the Kigo article
  • Integrate the kigo from the Saijiki and Non-Japanese kigo sections into the List of kigo

To Do[edit]

  • Some, but not all of the sections have been alphabetized. Finish the alphabetizing
  • expand the descriptions for all the kigo that are just the kigo
  • add kigo (with descriptions) to the empty sections
  • reorganize the existing photos
  • add more photos to any sections that need them

Final goal[edit]

Ume blossom photos[edit]

Old photo - Plum blossoms (ume)

Image:Ume.jpg New photo - Plum blossoms (ume), one of the many different flowers used as spring kigo

Image:Plum_flowers.jpg shows plum blossoms, not ume blossoms. The flower stalks are too long to be ume. Image:Ume.jpg shows ume blossoms. --163.139.215.193 16:00, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Gallery of photos for possible use in the list of kigo[edit]

Honeybee[edit]

Honeybee on domestic plum blossom, with pollen on its body and a pollen pellet in its corbicula.
Honeybee (Apis sp.), on a Field rose (Rosa arvensis)


an unknown race of likely feral honey bee collecting nectar and pollen from a blossom of a dwarf peach tree
Bee Apis mellifica; a - basket with pollen.


Damselfly[edit]

Common blue Damselfly at rest

Black-tailed Skimmer Dragonfly[edit]

Orthetrum cancellatum, female


Lady beetle[edit]

The Asian multicolored lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis), is easy to identify from its false "eyes"
Ladybird with an unusual pattern


Butterfly[edit]

Small white butterfly Pieris rapae


Mosquito[edit]

Aedes aegypti mosquito on human skin.

Cricket[edit]

File:Grylli7.jpg
true cricket

Christmas cactus[edit]

a close-up photo of a Christmas cactus.

Moon[edit]

Almost full moon, August 2003; shot with Nikon D100 through a Celestron Super 8 telescope


Scope of this article?[edit]

In the absence of any indication to the contrary, it seems reasonable to assume that this "list of kigo" should ideally be a complete list. It should be made clear in the lead, in accordance with Wikipedia:Lists#Lead_section_or_paragraph, just what the scope of the list is. If it is indeed the aim to make a complete list, then this is much complicated (and perhaps rendered impossible) by the inclusion of "international kigo" as well as Japanese ones. While there is a large number of Japanese kigo, most of which are clearly defined as to their seasonality, to list them would perhaps not be a superhuman task; but once the task is widened to include "all international kigo", then its feasibility must be called into question. A spring phenomenon in one place is a summer one in another; there are innumerable culturally-specific season-signifiers around the globe; climate in many parts is not neatly arranged into four seasons on the Japanese model.

At the moment the article seems to be neither one thing nor another. If the aim of this article is not to be an exhaustive list (even of just Japanese kigo), then its reason for existing may be questionable. There is already a representative sample of Japanese kigo in the kigo article.

I'd appreciate if editors interested in this article joined the discussion. Thanks. --Yumegusa (talk) 13:08, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

I agree. A list of "seasonal words" or something seems fine, but "non-Japanese kigo" seems a bit odd. Kigo is a Japanese concept related to the use of words in haiku. In English, iIt's not a general term for words associated with seasons all over the world. This article seems quite flawed to me too. Cheers, Nesnad (talk) 03:41, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
I agree too. Rosebowl parade? Dominion day? These are not kigo-related. Exploding Boy (talk) 23:45, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
Okay, in view of the consensus expressed, I'll start excising references to non-Japanese items from the article. The question remains whether this "list" is a viable article, even if it deals only with Japanese kigo. --Yumegusa (talk) 01:03, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Merge?[edit]

Kigo already includes a list of kigo, and WP:NOTDICTIONARY says we shouldn't have independent pages that simply list words. elvenscout742 (talk) 14:11, 31 December 2012 (UTC)