Haiku by Alexander Dolin (Part 3)

Professor Alexander Dolin teaches Japanese Literature and Civilization Studies at Akita International University(AIU)(国際教養大学)in Akita.   He also writes haiku.   First of all, we post haiku by Professor Alexander Dolin .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         年毎に遊びに来たる秋の風  Every year he comes to pay me a visit, this autumn wind… 秋風に友の声かも山の道  With the autumn wind it seems, the voice of my … Continue reading Haiku by Alexander Dolin (Part 3)

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Haiga by an Elementary Schoolgirl in Akita (Part 3)

  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. This is … Continue reading Haiga by an Elementary Schoolgirl in Akita (Part 3)

Tanka by Tsutomu Nimure in Akita

  This is the first time to post tanka on the website.  We post tanka poems by Mr. Tsutomu Nimure, and one of tanka poems in  万葉集(Manyoshu),“Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves” , which is  the oldest existing collection of Japanese poetry, compiled some time around 759 A.D. during 奈良時代(Narajidai),“the Nara period ”.   First of all, … Continue reading Tanka by Tsutomu Nimure in Akita

Haiga by an Elementary Schoolgirl in Akita (Part 2)

  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. This … Continue reading Haiga by an Elementary Schoolgirl in Akita (Part 2)