The 3rd International Haiku Forum
The 1st International Haiku Forum was held in celebration of the 29th National Cultural Festival in Akita 2014 at the Akita International University in Japan, October 25, 2014. As a result, cultural exchanges through haiku have spread throughout the world.
The next year, 2015, the 2nd International Haiku Forum was held, following the big success of the forum in the previous year. As a result, the participants there got more and more interested in international haiku through appreciating the excellent works of the Japan-Russia Haiku Contest.
This year, 2017, the 3rd International Haiku Forum is held to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the foundation of Akita International Haiku Association. This forum is held so that it makes a good opportunity for international haiku to spread further among haikuists and haiku lovers as well as among citizens and students in Akita Prefecture.
Participants: Haikuists, haiku lovers, citizens, and students
Date: Saturday, 7th October, 2017, 11:00 – 12:00 a.m.
Venue: Akita International University, Auditorium (4th Floor of A Building)
6th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest: The announcement of the winning works
and the Award Ceremony
Memorial Lecture: “International Leap of Akita HAIKU”
by Jin Wada (President of Akita International Haiku Association)
Award Ceremony: “International Haiku Contribution Award”
Haiku Talk: “About English Haiku”
by Hidenori Hiruta (Member of Haiku International Association)
Organizers: Akita International Haiku Network,
Akita International Haiku Association
Sponsor: Akita Sakigake Shimpo
Supporters: Akita Prefecture, Akita International University, Akita City,
The Akita Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
The Ishii Rogetsu Society,
Japan Broadcasting Corporation Akita Station,
Haiku International Association ,
The UNESCO Promotion Council