Haiku by Nobuko Johnson

  Nobuko Johnson in Washington, USA, loves cherry blossoms and haiku. In March, 2010, she made a haiku trip to Kumamoto(熊本), Kyushu, Japan and enjoyed the cherry blossom-viewing there. Nobuko Johnson kindly contributed haiku she wrote during her visit there. Some haiku are about the cherry blossoms in full boom shown in the following photo, … Continue reading Haiku by Nobuko Johnson

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Haiku by Gabi Greve for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (12)

  Gabi Greve, a haiku friend of mine, in Okayama(岡山), Japan, kindly contributed her travelogue for the posting on May 23, on the last day of Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010. She loves haiku trips around Asia, writing travelogues as shown below.   one day in sunshine one day in pouring rain . . . travelling … Continue reading Haiku by Gabi Greve for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (12)

Tanka by Tsutomu Nimure for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (11)

  Tsutomu Nimure, a tanka poet, in Akita, Japan, kindly contributed his tanka in celebration of the 1st anniversary of the opening of the Akita International Haiku Network.   He introduces himself as follows:     Tsutomu Nimure’s way of TANKA   As a college student, I had a Japanese class, which dealt Manyoushu. The teacher of … Continue reading Tanka by Tsutomu Nimure for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (11)

Haiku by Brian McSherry for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (10)

  On April 10,2010, I received an e-mail from Brian Birdsell (McSherry). He says in his mail as follows: Hidenori -  I received your email from a friend of mine in Akita. I currently live in Morioka and have lived here for the past 6 years. I teach English at a private high school. I … Continue reading Haiku by Brian McSherry for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (10)

Haiku by Teddy Wojnicki for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (9)

  On Aril 25,2010, I received a comment from Teddy Wojnicki in Taiwan. Dear Hiruta-San: I'm a Californian living/haikuing in Taiwan. I've just spotted your site /thx to haijinx/. Impressive! Loads and loads of love here. Thanks from all. I'd like to participate in yr International Spring Festival. Plz, send some info my way. Thx, … Continue reading Haiku by Teddy Wojnicki for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (9)

Haiku by Aju Mukhopadhyay for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (8)

  On April 20, 2010, Aju Mukhopadhyay, a poet and author, in Pondicherry, India, sent us a comment on the posting ‘International Haiku Spring Festival 2010 ( Akita, Northern Honshu, Japan)’. He said in his comment as follows: This is a very nice site which ably shows many areas of Japanese short verse culture. I … Continue reading Haiku by Aju Mukhopadhyay for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (8)

Haiku by William Sorlien for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (7)

  First of all, I would like to introduce a haiku friend of mine, William Sorlien, in Minnesota, USA. Here is a photo of Mississippi ginko walk, downtown St. Paul, September 2009   William Sorlien (Willie) is a construction tradesman residing in Minnesota, USA, which adjoins the cold northern border with Canada, near the center of … Continue reading Haiku by William Sorlien for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (7)