First of all, let me tell you about the Earthday Haiku Contest. 2010 Bath Japanese Festival UK in association With Words (UK); Sketchbook Haiku Journal (USA); and Planetpals (Worldwide) are in partnership with the planet to bring the Earthday Haiku Contest. They are also pleased to have the support of Akita International University; … Continue reading The Earthday Haiku Contest : CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG PERSONS’ HAIKU CONTEST
Akita International Haiku / Senryu / Tanka Network, whose website is Akita International Haiku Network, was established in Akita, Northern Honshu, Japan, in May, 2009. We established this Network, with the motto, “We all try our best / in our busy, busy lives / to write poetry.” We opened the website in the hope … Continue reading International Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (Akita, Northern Honshu, Japan)
I have just received an e-mail about an Asahi Newspaper sponsored haiku in English contest from Professor David McMurray at the International University of Kagoshima. Would you please send your haiku before April 18? His e-mail is as follows: Dear Hiruta sensei, Thank you so much for referring to the Asahi Culture Centre, I … Continue reading About an Asahi Newspaper sponsored haiku in English contest!
Now in Japan we are in a cheerful mood, sharing the beauties and wonders of spring with each other. With the coming of spring, Amur adonis appeared in the fields and camellias opened their flowers, from white to pink and red ones. Plum and cherry blossoms are in full bloom here and there in Tokyo … Continue reading Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta in Japan
On January 25, 2010, I received the first mail from Mr. Holmes through Facebook: Hi, Did we perhaps meet at the World Haiku International Conference, 2002, held in Yuma Town, near Akita? I attended as part of the World Haiku Club. I enjoyed the area very much. It was September; but, the fall colors … Continue reading Haiku by Dennis M. Holmes in USA