Let haiku be on the UNESCO list ! (4)

  Let haiku be on the UNESCO list!   On August 2, 1689, Matsuo Basho visited Kisakata, Akita, where he composed his haiku. 象潟や雨に西施がねぶの花 Here is the English translation by Keene Donald (鬼怒鳴門). Kisakata― Seishi sleeping in the rain, Wet mimosa blossoms.   Now in Kisakata, adonises and red camellias are in full bloom.   … Continue reading Let haiku be on the UNESCO list ! (4)

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Let haiku be on the UNESCO list ! (3)

  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. … Continue reading Let haiku be on the UNESCO list ! (3)

The Results of the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest (2) The Russian Section

    ロシア語部門 The Russian Section    秋田県国際俳句協会会長賞 AIH President Award by Akita International Haiku Association   Любовь Пахомова(Russia)       Шумит летний дождь          Каждой капле радугу        Дарит солнце                 The sound of the summer rain To each drop the sun gives A rainbow as a gift   リュボオーヴェ・パホモヴァ(ロシア)   夏の雨の音 一滴ごとに太陽が与える … Continue reading The Results of the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest (2) The Russian Section

Haiku from Argentina to the Japan-Russia Haiku Contest

  On September 15, 2013, Ms. Julia Guzmán in Argentina kindly gave such a nice comment on the article “The Results of the 2nd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest.”   You can check it out on the website below. https://akitahaiku.com/2013/09/14/   Then our correspondence started.   On September 22, 2013, Ms. Guzmán kindly sent me a haiga (modern … Continue reading Haiku from Argentina to the Japan-Russia Haiku Contest

Two Runners-up of The R.H. Blyth Award 2013 : Dr. Angelee Deodhar and Ron Rosenstock

  On January 19, I received an exciting e-mail from Dr. Angelee Deodhar, a haiku friend of mine in India.     Dear Hidenori Hiruta san,  Please do have a look at this site:  https://sites.google.com/site/worldhaikureview2/jan-2014-issue/blyth-award   With best wishes for 2014, angelee   As you see, Dr. Angelee Deodhar is one of the runners-up in The … Continue reading Two Runners-up of The R.H. Blyth Award 2013 : Dr. Angelee Deodhar and Ron Rosenstock

624 haiku for The 2nd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest. Haikuists in the world, thanks a lot!

  624 haiku were submitted for The Second Japan-Russia Haiku Contest. We would like to express a lot of thanks to haikuists and haiku fans in the world. The results of the contest are supposed to appear in the beginning of September at the website of Akita International Haiku Network. And all the haiku submitted … Continue reading 624 haiku for The 2nd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest. Haikuists in the world, thanks a lot!