Haiku by Joshua Sellers

  Now is late in autumn here in Akita. Our website is full of autumn. The readers have contributed pictures and haiku about autumn from all over the world. 伊藤貞順 (Ito Teijun), a Japanese poet in Akita, presented two pictures to us. She rode on a local train from 鷹巣 (takanosu)  to 角館 (kakunodate) and … Continue reading Haiku by Joshua Sellers

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Haiga by an Elementary Schoolgirl in Akita (Part 1)

  桝田愛佳(Masuda Aika)began painting haiga in her elementary school days. In summer, 2008, her mother, 桝田純子(Masuda Junko), and David Ferron, an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Akita City, Akita, Japan, took up haiga by Masuda Aika as their haiga project. We post their haiga project on the website, dividing it into three stages. We hope … Continue reading Haiga by an Elementary Schoolgirl in Akita (Part 1)

CAGE OF FIREFLIES: A BOOK REVIEW By Joshua Sellers

  On September 14, Mr. Joshua Sellers gave us his comment on my haiku in the article ‘Basho’s stay in Kisakata, Akita(Part 1)’.   Mt. Chokai rising in white clouds dragonflies below   白雲の鳥海山に蜻蛉飛ぶ Hakuun no  choukaisan ni  tonbo tobu   He says in his comment, “This is a beautiful haiku. The contrast between the … Continue reading CAGE OF FIREFLIES: A BOOK REVIEW By Joshua Sellers