Basho’s stay in Kisakata, Akita (Part 1)

  On August 26, I visited 象潟(Kisakata), 秋田(Akita) and took some pictures of the spots referred to in『奥の細道』(Oku no Hosomichi), ‘The Narrow Road to Oku’ . I also wrote some haiku there. I’d like to post some pictures and haiku. 松尾芭蕉( Matsuo Basho )(1644-1694) arrived at Kisakata on the evening of August 1, 1689, when … Continue reading Basho’s stay in Kisakata, Akita (Part 1)

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Haiku by Roy Lindquist, a haiku poet in Norway

  On August 3, we received an e-mail from Mr. Roy Lindquist in Norway, saying “ I just wonder if I could have any future in your Akita International Haiku Network.” We at once answered his e-mail, saying “ It’s our great pleasure to share haiku with each other on the website.” Since then we’ve … Continue reading Haiku by Roy Lindquist, a haiku poet in Norway

Haiku by Alexander Dolin and his Students (PART 2)

    Professor Alexander Dolin teaches Japanese Literature and Civilization Studies at Akita International University(AIU). He also writes haiku. We would like to post haiku by Professor Alexander Dolin and his students, Mr. Brent Sanders, Ms. Lim Shi Qi and Ms. Madoka Shizukuishi.   Haiku by Alexander Dolin    秋田杉霜つく朝も青すぎて    akita sugi  shimo tsuku … Continue reading Haiku by Alexander Dolin and his Students (PART 2)

Basho’s mimosa blossoms

  On July 31, I visited 虫甘満寺(Kanman ji), the Kanman-Temple in 象潟(Kisakata), 秋田(Akita) and I discovered many things. This temple is famous for the last spot which 松尾芭蕉( Matsuo Basho )(1644-1694) visited during his stay in Kisakata from August 1 - 3, 1689. According to 『奥の細道』(Oku no Hosomichi), ‘The Narrow Road to Oku’ translated by … Continue reading Basho’s mimosa blossoms