News from Asahi Haikuist Network / By David McMurray (2)

2013/11/02

 

  Yesterday, to my great delight, I received such a nice e-mail from Professor David McMurray at the International University of Kagoshima(鹿児島国際大学)as follows.

 

Dear Hidenori Hiruta Sensei,

I hope your many readers around the world enjoy this first of 3 issues in November dedicated to haiku about wines.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan/culture/AJ201311010050

The sketch includes wines in assorted bottles, is that a Manischewitz label? Entre deux mers? Or something Californian? Yamanashi wine is fine, but I think grapes do not grow in Akita.

There are many Russian writers contributing to the page, thanks to your great efforts with the Akita Japan Russia contest.

You and readers of your fine HP in Akita should be able to readily open the page with your computer today.

Cheers,

David McMurray

マクマレイ・デビッド  David McMurray
鹿児島国際大学
        IUK     
国際文化学部教授     
Professor
国際交流委員長
        Int’l Committee Chair

サンタローザと鹿児島の関係
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/cool_japan/culture/AJ201311010050

俳句ですね            Most recent publications
http://ajw.asahi.com/search/?q=mcmurray

著者                  The author
http://alumni.os.mcmaster.ca/s/1439/index2.aspx?sid=1439&gid=1&pgid=2555

 

By the way, we had haiku seminar at the library of Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, Russia, on October 12, 2013.

Here is an e-mail from Japan Center in Vladivostok, saying that they posted information about the haiku seminar on their homepage.

 

Dear Senseis, thank you very much for visiting Vladivostok with Haiku seminar.

http://www.jp-club.ru/?p=4367#more-4367

I have posted information about it and what was held in Moscow on 5 October (6th International Haiku Contest), below it we posted Williams-sensei’s report for those who planned to come but couldn’t, many thanks to Mark-sensei for permission to post it.

Thank you very much and see you again.

Sincerely yours,

Olga

 

Here is another report by Mr. Tadayuki Koizumi(小泉忠之支局長), Bureau Chief Correspondent at KYODO NEWS VLADIVOSTOK BUREAU(共同通信社ウラジオストク支局), which appeared in The Akita Sakigake Shimpo(秋田さきがけ)on October 13, 2013.

  秋田魁(ウラジオストク・俳句講演会) 002

 

After the haiku seminar was over, we presented a thank-you token to some audience, who eagerly submitted haiku to The Second Japan-Russia Haiku Contest.

Here is a photo of them.

 

俳句講演会

 

  Lastly, we sincerely hope that we will enjoy writing haiku, sharing it with each other

 

― Hidenori Hiruta

 

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