On January 18, 2013, Professor David McMurray at the International University of Kagoshima(鹿児島国際大学)gave us haikuists such crucial information on Island Poetry Contest through his e-mail.

As you know, Professor David McMurray is the haiku selector and editor of the Asahi Haikuist Network column found in Friday edition of the International Herald Tribune Asahi Shimbun (ヘラルド朝日)and on the Internet at


Would you please read the following e-mail, and send in one more poem according to the guideline?


Dear Haikuist,

Thank you for kindly sharing your fine haiku with readers around the world.

Admiring your previous creative work, let me remind you that in 3 days, the Setouchi Matsuyama Photo haiku contest will close.

You can send in one more poem by clicking here:

The contest is supported by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, Asahi Culture Center and the city of Matsuyama.

 There are 10 prizes… up to 30,000 yen for the champion.

Best wishes from Japan,

David McMurray


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Lastly, I sincerely hope that you will enjoy such a nice opportunity to share photo and haiku with each other.


 The next posting ‘Haiku by Ramesh Anand (3)’ appears on January 19.


― Hidenori Hiruta




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