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Yuki Teikei Haiku Society


The Yuki Teikei Haiku Society was founded in San Jose, California, in 1975 by Mr. Kiyoshi Tokutomi and Mrs. Kiyoko Tokutomi, both natives of Japan. The term yuki teikei describes the group’s belief in the traditional components of haiku: a season word, a three-line form, and a fixed 5-7-5 pattern of syllables. The society meets monthly, publishes the bi-monthly journal Geppo, an annual anthology, and holds an annual retreat. The society sponsored their first contest in 1978. With Mr. Tokutomi’s death in 1987 it was renamed in honor of him, and with Mrs. Tokutomi’s passing in 2002, it was renamed to the Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest.
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