The Results of the World Haiku Series 2019

The Results of the World Haiku Series 2019

 

 

Preface

 

Matsuo Bashō「松尾芭蕉, 1644-1694」 arrived at Kisakata 「象潟」on the evening of August 1, 1689, when a misty rain started to fall, obscuring Mount Chōkai 「鳥海山」. During his stay he wrote haiku about Kisakata.

 

象潟の雨や西施がねぶの花

 

Kisakata in rain!

Seishi is reminded by

The wet flowers of the silk tree.

 

Translated by Toshiharu Oseko「尾迫利治」

 

Here is a photo of a Japanese banana plant (Basho)「芭蕉」, on which Bashō’s haiku is put.

 

 

After his journey, Bashō spent five years working and reworking the poems and prose of Oku no Hosomichi 「おくのほそ道, The Narrow Road to Oku」before publishing it.  In this way, Bashō took a number of artistic liberties in the writing. As a result, his original haiku about Kisakata was rewritten as follows.

 

象潟や雨に西施がねぶの花

 

Kisakata –

Seishi sleeping in the rain

Wet mimosa blossoms.

 

Translated by Donald Keene「鬼怒鳴門」

 

Bashō’s original haiku is inscribed on his haiku monument in the first photo. The monument was erected to the memory of the sixth anniversary of Bashō’s death at Kamman-ji Temple「蚶満寺」in Kisakata in 1700.

Now, in 2019, feeling very grateful to haiku friends in the world for having sent their haiku to the Japan-Russia Haiku Contest from 2012 until 2018, the Akita International Haiku Network launched the World Haiku Series 2019, celebrating the 330th anniversary of Bashō’s visit to Kisakata at the same time.

As a result, 199 haiku friends willingly sent 1,990 haiku to this series from 43 countries. They also kindly sent bios, photos, photo haiku, or haiga to us. We sincerely hope that haiku poets, or haiku lovers in the world, will share and appreciate haiku with each other and that they will deepen mutual understanding through each other’s literary works on this website.

 

Participants

 

Adam Kajzer, Adam Šuligoj, Adjei Agyei-Baah, Alan Summers, Alenka Zorman,

Alexandra Ivoylova, Alexey Andreev, Andrea Cecon, Andrei Sannikov,

Andrej Zbašnik, Andrew Pershin, Andrey Shtyrkovsky , Andrey Sobolev,

Anneta Bydaeva, Angelica Seithe, Anne Curran, Antonio Go Calipjo, Aparna Pathak,

Ajaya Mahala

 

Bakhtiyar Amini, Bidur Prasad Chaulgain, Bitarij Subirin, Brett Brady

 

Cherese Cobb, Claude Lopez-Ginisty, Corine Timmer, Christiane Ranieri

 

Damir Damir, Daniela Lăcrămioara Capotă, David McMurray, Debbie Strange,

Dmitry Prokudin, Dinko Sule, Djurdja Vukelic Rozic, Donna Wootton, Doris Pascolo,

Dragan J. Ristić, Dragica Ohashi, Dubravka Šćukanec, Dubravko Marijanović,

Dušan Mijajlović Adaski

 

Ed Bremson, Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Erin Castaldi, Ernesto P. Santiago,

Eufemia Griffo, Evica Kraljić

 

Fabián Padilla Hernández, Florentina Loredana Dalian, Franjo Ordanić

 

Gail Oare, Garry Eaton, Geethanjali Rajan, Gillena Cox, Goda V. Bendoraitienė,

Goran Gatalica

 

Heike Gewi, Helen Buckingham, Hema Ravi, Henryk Czempiel, Hidenori Hiruta,

Hifsa Ashraf 

 

Iffat Jahan Suchona, Ignatius Fay, Iosif Rabinovich, Irene Massumi Fuke,

Irina Ivachova, Irina Rasheva-Kuzmina, Ivanka Kostantino

 

Janak Sapkota, Jangid M.L., Jasminka Mesaric, Jay Friedenberg,

Jenny Fraser, Jenya Stashkov, Jo Balistreri, Joan Iversen Goswell,

john McDonald, John Zheng, John Parsons, Jolanta Kajzer, Jovanka Božić,

Justice Joseph Prah

 

Kaa.Na.Kalyanasundaram, Kanchan Chatterjee, Kala Ramesh,

Katherine J. Munro, Kathleen Earsman, Katorgina Veronika,

Keith A. SIMMONDS, Ken Sawitri, Kujtim Agalliu

 

Lan Diep, Laurence Sullivan, Lilia Racheva, Liliana Negoi, Liudmila Skrebneva,

Ljiljana Dobra, Louise Kipchakbaeva, Lucia Cardillo, Lucky Triana

 

Madhuri Pillai, Malintha Perera, Mallika chari, Manoj Sharma,

Maria Tirenescu, Marco Campioli, Margaret Mahony, Maria Concetta,

Mariana Tănase, Marieta Maglas, Marina Bellini, Marino Carmela, Mark Miller,

Marta Chocilowska, Matthew Caretti, Midhat Hrnčić, Mile Lisica, Minal Sarosh,

Minko Tanev, Mitsunari Ganzicy, Mitsunati Masyo, Mohammad Azim Khan,

Mojgan Soghrati, Munia Khan

 

Nada Jacmenica, Nadejda Kostadinova, Natalia Koff, Natalia Kuznetsova,

Nazarena Rampini, Neal Whitman, Neelam Dadhwal, Nicole Pottier,

Nijolė Kerušauskienė, Nikola Đuretić, Nikolay Grankin, Nina Kovacic

 

Oleg Romanov

 

Padmasiri Jayathilaka, Pamela A. Babusci, Paul White, Pavel Pavlov,

Paweł Markiewicz, Pere Risteski, Petrov Vladimir,

Pravat Kumar Padhy, Priscilla Lignori

 

Radostina Dragostinova, Ram Krishna Singh, Ramesh Anand, Refika Dedić,

Réka Nyitrai, Richa Sharma, Roberta Beach Jacobson, Robert Dudnik,

Rosa Maria Di Salvatore, R.Suresh Babu

 

Samo Kreutz, Sanjuktaa Asopa, Serhiy Shpychenko, Simon Hanson,

Slobodan Pupovac, Slobodan Vuckovic, Sonja Buljević,

Srinivasa Rao Sambangi, Stefanie Bennett, Štefanija Ludvig,

Stoianka Boianova

 

Taofeek Ayeyemi, Tatiana Vinogradova, Thomas Canull, Tomas Savickas,

Tomislav Maretić, Tumanova Nadezhda Pavlovna

 

Valentina Dankova, Valentina Vasilyevna Dankova, Vandana Parashar,

Vania Stefanova, Vassilis Comporozos, Vera Lavrina, Vessislava Savova,

Vilma Knezevic, Vishnu P Kapoor , Vitali Khomin, Viviane C. M. Leite,

Vladimir Aktov, Vladimir Ludvig, Vladimir Manakhov, Vladimir Šuk,

Vladislava Simonova

 

William Hart

 

Xenia Tran

 

Zada Šahdanović , Zanka Zana Boskovic Coven, Zdenka Mlinar,

Željko Funda, Zoran Doderović, Zoran Mimica, Zuzanna Truchlewska

 

Posting

 

The World Haiku Series continues from December, 2019 until September, 2020. The series is updated five times a week, so five haiku poets appear on the website every week. Each haiku poet appears in alphabetical order of names, with ten haiku, bio, or photos. Ten English haiku are posted with Japanese translation.

 

  Hidenori Hiruta (Member of HAIKU INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION)

  President

  Akita International Haiku Network

2 thoughts on “The Results of the World Haiku Series 2019

  1. I am very much happy to participate in this series 2019. Great opportunity to serve in the field of Akita internatioal haiku network. Thanks a lot.

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