The 2019 Akita International Haiku Contest ・ 2019年度秋田国際俳句コンテスト

INTRODUCTION 日本語の案内は英文の下にあります The Akita International Haiku, Senryū, and Tanka Network organized the Japan-Russia Haiku Contest with great success for 7 years. This tri-lingual (Japanese, Russian, and English) contest always yielded beautiful poetry from poets all over the world. This year, however, we are re-launching the haiku contest simply as "Akita International Haiku Contest" and will … Continue reading The 2019 Akita International Haiku Contest ・ 2019年度秋田国際俳句コンテスト

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (26)

October 2019, Tanka                    2019年10月 短歌 All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   1     あらくさの下葉深きゆ湧き出づる虫の音ジーと道貫けり * welling from the depth of wild grasses’ lower lobe … the chirping of insects’ songs through the path   2     風ゆれて黄花コスモスさはだちぬ今日の元気とシャッターをきる   a gentle breeze… yellow cosmos smiling to me … I activate a camera shutter … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (26)

World Haiku Series 2019 : Guidelines

    Introduction   330 years have passed since Matsuo Bashō「松尾芭蕉, 1644–1694」visited Kisakata「象潟」on the evening of August 1, 1689. Now, the statue of Bashō is erected in the garden of Kammanji Temple「蚶満寺」in Kisakata, Nikaho City「にかほ市」, Akita Prefecture「秋田県」. If Bashō were to be here, the greatest master of haiku would be greatly surprised to find that … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2019 : Guidelines

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (25)

September 2019, Tanka                    2019年9月 短歌 All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   1 盆過ぎて篠突く雨のアラームに黒雲ながめ行方を追へり   after Bon alarm of a pelting rain from my smartphone… I watch leaden sky and chase clouds   2 夏去りぬ葉月の嵐に蹴散らされ風鈴の音の虚ろにさはぐ   summer is over blown up by August storm lost in a flash a wind-bell …chiming...chiming... in vain...   … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (25)