Let haiku be on the UNESCO list ! (3)

2015/03/28

 

Let haiku be on the UNESCO list!

 

In May, 2014, the 3rd Japan -Russia Haiku Contest was held in celebration of the 29th National Cultural Festival in Akita 2014.

Only one haiku was allowed to be submitted per haiku poet, and there were three sections of Japanese haiku, Russian haiku, and English haiku.

One of the languages had to be chosen from among Japanese, Russian, and English in composing and submitting haiku. Haikuists and haiku lovers were expected to submit their haiku so that they could share them with each other, deepen their mutual understanding, and that their haiku could be of some help to make the world peaceful through the mutual understanding.

 

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As a result, 1,130 haiku were submitted from 46 countries.

634 haiku were submitted for the Japanese haiku section from Japan, Russia,  Argentina, and Romania. 

54 haiku were for the Russian haiku section from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Israel,  Romania Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, USA, and Japan .

442 haiku were submitted for the English haiku section from 46 countries:

Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary,  India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, New Zealand, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, Ukraine, and USA.

 

On October 25, 2014, the award-giving ceremony was held at the lecture hall of the Akita International University in Akita as part of the international haiku conference, with the results of the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest announced.

 

The president of the Akita Sakigake Shimpo newspaper recognized Ramesh Anand’s work from India.

still pond . ..

fading from its center

this stormy cloud

 

ラメシュ・アナンダ(インド)

静かな池・・・

中心から薄れていく

この嵐雲

 

Ramesh Anand kindly sent a photo, in which the certificate of merit and prize are taken there.

 

Akita Sakigake Shimpo President Award

 

Bio:

Ramesh Anand is an engineer from Bangalore, India. He works for Philips healthcare as a manufacturing test strategist. His haiku, tanka and haiga have appeared in 15 countries and translated to 8 foreign languages.  He released his first book of haiku poetry in 2012 called Newborn Smiles, published by Cyberwit.  Akita Sakigake Shimpo President Award, Honorable mention in International Matsuo Bashō Award, Dr. Sandeep Chauhan Commendable Prize by RLP Award 2013 are his latest awards. He is a member of IN haiku group.

 

Ranjana Balachandra Pai is an aspiring Nature and wildlife Photographer. Her work can be followed at
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/ranjana-pai.html

 

Here are photos with haiku presented to the Akita International Haiku Network.

 

Autumn Loneliness

 

石のベンチの上

母が皺に指でふれる

秋のさびしさ

Autumn Sky

秋の空

薄明りの継ぎはぎ

落ち葉の中に

Autumn Twilight 

 

秋のたそがれ

両親は無言のまま

ブランコに

Autumn Wrinkles

私の内にも外にも

秋の皺が寄る

Calm Mist 

穏やかな靄

牛の首に吊した鈴

行進している

End Of Play

烏が見えなくなっている

夕方

子供が引き延ばす

遊びの終りを

 Hanging Bridge 

吊橋

ポットの水が揺らぐ

彼女の腰で

 Long Walk 

子供を肩にのせて歩く

長雨の中を

打ち砕かれた夢の重さを運びながら

Still Pond

静かな池

最初の光が忍び込む

鷺の嘴に

Summer Twilight 

夏の薄明り

ハチクイが揺り動かしている

背の高い草を

 Winter Moon 

がんばっている

彼女が残していったものと一緒に

冬の月

By Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

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