年会報 『詩の国秋田 : Akita – the Land of Poetry 』 第5号のEパンフレットは本日2013921日発行、巻頭言 「故中嶋嶺雄先生を偲んで」 を掲載いたします。

ここに謹んで故中嶋先生のご冥福をあらためてお祈り申し上げます。

 詩の国秋田(Vol.5) 

 「日本語版」をご紹介します。

 

故中嶋嶺雄先生を偲んで

 秋田国際俳句・川柳・短歌ネットワーク顧問

秋田県国際俳句協会名誉副会長   幸 野 稔(秋田大学名誉教授)

  

 皆様ご存じの通り、国際教養大初代理事長・学長であられた中嶋嶺雄先生は、本年2月14日、

秋田市内の病院で逝去され、3月17日に先生をお送りする大学葬が営まれました。あらためて先生のご功績を偲び、皆様とともにご冥福をお祈りしたいと思います。

 はからずも東京外語大の同窓だった先生は、在学中私の1年先輩でしたが、無名の私との接点はなく、遠くから仰ぎ見る存在でした。現代中国論を中心とする国際社会学研究者の道に進まれた先生は、母校の教員に迎えられ、1995年には学長に就任されて母校の発展に尽くされ、また広く国内外で教育・研究活動に貢献されました。

 そのような高名な先生が本県に新設される国際教養大の最高責任者になられることを知ったとき、設立に至る経緯に鑑みて、期待と同時に言い知れぬ不安をもまた感じました。しかしながら、先生の超人的リーダーシップの下、そのような不安はすべて杞憂に終わって、同大は国内外で高い評価を得ていることはご承知のとおりであります。

 2004年、同大新設に伴い秋田に来られた先生を私が支部長をしていた東京外語会秋田支部とAFS(高校生留学の国際団体)秋田支部の顧問にお迎えし、一方ならぬお世話になりました。また、2009年に発足した秋田国際俳句・川柳・短歌ネットワークの理事長としても、先生を顧問にお迎えして貴重なご助言とご支援をいただきました。

 国際社会学者や大学管理者としてのスタンスには峻烈なものがあったと伺っておりますが、文学や音楽等の幅広い教養に裏打ちされた教育者としての温和なお人柄もまた先生のすばらしい一面でした。大学葬の祭壇に飾られた遺影を偲びながら、先生の御霊に拙詠を捧げさせていただきます。

・君が国信濃の山に憩うごと供花(くげ)に囲まれ微笑む遺影

  

「英語版」をご紹介します。

In Memory of the Late Dr. Mineo NAKAJIMA

 Minoru KONO (Professor Emeritus, Akita University)

Adviser to Akita International Haiku Network

Honorary Vice President of Akita International Haiku Association

 

As all of you know, Dr. Mineo NAKAJIMA, the 1st Chief Director and President of Akita International University (AIU), passed away in a hospital in Akita City, on the 14th of February, 2013.  Later, on the 17th of March this year, a University Memorial Ceremony was held for him on the AIU campus.  Let me now suggest we should pray his soul may rest in peace, reminding you of his great academic services and achievements.

Dr. Nakajima, an alumnus of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), was one year ahead of me while we were students there.  Even so, I just looked up to him from afar because there was no link between him and me, an anonymous student.  Pursuing an academic career as researcher in international sociology centering on contemporary Chinese studies, he was installed as one of the academic staff of TUFS, and in 1995 as its President.  In the meantime, he made a tremendous contribution to the development of his alma mater, while devoting himself to his academic activities both at home and abroad.

How great was the impact of the news of Dr. Nakajima, such a celebrated academic, coming to Akita to be the highest administrator of newly-founded AIU!  Obviously, the news gave me great expectations, but I also felt indescribable fears in view of the processes leading to the foundation of the university.  All the fears, however, have proved groundless.  As everybody knows, AIU has been ranked highly in the public estimation both internally and internationally under the superhuman leadership of Dr. Nakajima.

While he was in his office here in Akita, he supported me a great deal in various volunteer activities.  In 2004, I asked him to work as adviser to the Akita Chapters of TUFS Alumni Association and of AFS Intercultural Programs, Japan, of each of which I was manager.  Later, as chief director of Akita International Haiku Network, founded in 2009, I again asked him to work as its adviser.  I heartily appreciate all the valuable pieces of support and advice he gave me.

Dr. Nakajima’s attitudes as international sociologist and as university administrator were sometimes severe, I was told, but as educator he had a really warm character with extensive culture such as literature and music.  Recalling his portrait decorated on the altar at the University Memorial Ceremony, I would like to dedicate my short poem to the soul of the late Dr. Nakajima.

 

Amid offered flowers,

Your memorial portrait

Smiling as if to rest

On a mountain in Shinano,

Your home province.

 

The next posting ‘『詩の国秋田』第5号「第2回日露俳句コンテスト」武藤鉦二選’ appears on September 28.

         蛭田 秀法Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

 

 

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In Memoriam

 

It is a great pity that Dr. Mineo NAKAJIMA (中嶋嶺雄), a distinguished international sociologist and president of Akita International University, passed away in Akita City, Japan, on Thursday, 14th of February, 2013.  Having a profound interest in haiku, he supported the activities of Akita International Haiku Network as adviser.  With deep gratitude for his contribution to the Network, let me dedicate five in memoriam short poems (短歌) to his soul, as below.

 

Minoru KONO (幸野 稔), Chief Director,

Akita International Haiku Network

 

Here is a photo of Dr. Mineo Nakajima taken at Akita International University.

 

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Here are five in memoriam short poems (短歌) to his soul.

 

 

外大生のデモを率いて旗振りし先輩の(せな)眩しかりけり

 

How dazzling was the back

Of my senior schoolmate,

Who carried a flag and led

The demonstration of students

Of our alma mater in Tokyo!

 

 

国際人育成の道求め来て秋田に果てぬ大先学は

 

Pursuing the way

Of global education

At university,

The great senior academic

Has met his end here in Akita.

 

 

道半ばに逝ける国際教養大学長送りて吹雪くわがまち

 

Alas, the president

Of Akita International

University

Has abruptly passed away

From our town with the snowstorm!

 

 

小学英語導入を熱く語らいし学長室にもはや主なき

 

Our passionate talks

On the teaching of English

At elementary school

Will no longer be exchanged

In your vacant office.

 

 

先学の遺志継ぎて英語能力を伸ばすべし

わが秋田の子らの

 

Inheriting the will

Of the late senior academic,

Why shouldn’t we develop

The English abilities

Of students here in Akita?

 

 

 

Here is a message on Dr. Mineo Nakajima’s demise, written by Mr. Mark Williams, Vice President and Trustee at Akita International University.

 

From: <facultyandstaffsupport@aiu.ac.jp>
Date: 2013/2/19
Subject:
中嶋学長御逝去のお知らせ
/President Nakajima Passed Away
To:

 

卒業生各位

在学生各位

教職員各位

 

敬はれ

凛と飛翔や

雪の槍

 

uyamaware

rin to hisho ya

yuki no yari

 

中嶋嶺雄理事長・学長が、病気療養中のところ、2月14日(水)午後10時26分に、肺炎のため秋田市内の病院にて御逝去されましたので謹んでお知らせいたします。

御葬儀は昨日2月18日(月)都内の御自宅にて家族葬が行われました。

 

「教育効果、卒業生の活躍がわかる10年後に答えを出します。」

国際教養大学が開学する1年前の2003年5月10日付けの朝日新聞で中嶋学長は上記のように新設大学設立の意気込みを語っておられました。

 

「国際舞台で通用する人材を地方で育てる、現代の松下村塾にしたい」という学長の強い想いは10年を待たずに現実のものとなり、日本の高等教育に大きな影響力をもつ大学が秋田の地に根付きました。  

最近まで精力的に活動をし、次の新たな構想をたくさん抱えた学長にとっては10年目を迎える前の早すぎる旅立ちであり、創設者という大きな存在を亡くし、残念でなりません。

しかしながら、残された私たち学生・卒業生・教職員に託された課題は、学長の理念、熱意、意思、先見性を引き継ぎ、将来に向かって国際教養大学を益々発展させることであり、それこそが、学長に対する最大で最高の弔いになるものと思います。

 

なお、大学葬を3月17日(日)13時より本学多目的ホールにて執り行ないますので、お知らせいたします。

 

また、学長の奥様より次のようなメッセージをいただいております。

 

「中嶋の心は、常に、深く、学生の皆様と共にありました。在校生の卒業式ならびに全国から受験して入学してくる新入生の入学式を、毎年どれだけ楽しみにしていたことか!キャンパス近くにて闘病しておりましたのも皆様の側にいたい、という想いだったからです。

次世代のリーダーを育成したい、学生たちの力で世界一の大学にしたい、と家族がびっくりするようなことを申しておりました。

国際教養大学は中嶋が命がけで育てた大学です。これまでの皆様の御協力に心より感謝いたします。」

 

理事兼副学長 

マーク・ウィリアムズ

 

Dear Graduates, Students, Faculty and Staff members:

 

敬はれ

凛と飛翔や

雪の槍

 

uyamaware

rin to hisho ya

yuki no yari

 

 It is my sad duty to report to you that President Nakajima passed away in an Akita hospital on Thursday, February 14, 10:26 pm following a short battle with pneumonia.

 A family funeral was held on Monday, February 18, at his home in Tokyo.

 

 As the President said in an article in the Asahi Shimbun on May 10, 2003, one year before the founding of AIU: “We will only be able to judge this new university in 10 years time when we can see the success of our educational philosophy and the achievement of our graduates.”

 

 The President’s strong passion for education can be seen in his remark, “I want to make AIU into a modern-day Shokasonjuku (a famous school of Yamaguchi prefecture in the late Edo period) where we can nurture in this local environment people who can operate on the global stage.” It is no exaggeration to say that this dream has been achieved in less than 10 years and that a university which has already became influential on the national stage has taken root here in Akita.

 Until recently, the President was active in all areas of University life, full of new ideas, and passionate about the future direction of the University. The founder of this University is no longer with us to continue his work and we can only express our sadness that his activity has been cut short by his sudden passing.

 However, it is our duty, as students, graduates, faculty and staff members of AIU, to seek to continue the President’s vitality and insight, and to continue to develop AIU into the future. That is the best way for us to ensure his legacy.

 

 A University Memorial Ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 17 from 1 pm in the AIU Multi-Purpose Hall. This will be an open ceremony to which all are invited.

 

 We have received the following message from Mrs. Nakajima.

“My husband’s thoughts were always close to his students. How he used to look forward to graduation and matriculation ceremonies where he could welcome his students from all over Japan! That is why he chose to be hospitalized near the campus.

 As his family, we were often surprised to hear him taking about ‘nurturing the next generation of leaders’ and ‘making AIU into the number one University in the world with students’ help’.”

 AIU is a university into which my husband devoted all his energies. I should like to express my sincere gratitude to you all for your help up to this point.”

 

 

 Vice President and Trustee

Mark Williams

 

 

Here is an English interpretation of haiku in the above message, which was given by Hidenori Hiruta(蛭田秀法).

 

 

The Reverend Mineo Nakajima

ascending the heavens in valiance

beyond Mount Yari in snow

 

 

Here is a photo of Mount Yari in snow.

 

 雪の槍

 

Dr. Mineo Nakajima led us haiku poets in Akita as honorary president of Akita International Haiku Association.

 

Here are two haiku composed to offer our condolences on Dr. Mineo Nakajima’s death.

 

The first haiku was composed by Jin Wada(和田仁), president of Akita International Haiku Association.

 

 

羽の国も淋しからむや鳥雲に   仁

 

The land of ‘U

feels lonely too –

the bird into the clouds

 

*  (U)’  is the old name of Akita (秋田).

 

 

The last one was written by Hidenori Hiruta(蛭田秀法).

 

 

雪の嶺尊師の教へ遺りけり   秀法

 

The snowy peak –

The Reverend  Mineo Nakajima leaving behind

His teachings

 

 

May Dr. Mineo Nakajima’s soul rest in peace!

 

 

The next posting ‘Haiku in “My loved Japan” by Clelia Ifrim (1)appears on March 23.

 

― Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Professor Alexander Dolin teaches Japanese Literature and Civilization Studies at Akita International University(AIU).  Prof. Dolin also writes haiku.

Professor Dolin helped us in many ways as one of the founders of the Akita International Haiku Network.

Prof. Dolin kindly contributed to us the following article “The Rediscovery of Japanese Poetry” for the yearly pamphlet 詩の国秋田 : Akita – the Land of Poetry published in August , 2009.

 

 

Here are a photo of Professor Dolin and his brief profile.

 

 

 

PROFILE

 

  Alexander Dolin (b. 1949) is teaching Comparative Culture, World Civilization and Japanese Literature at Akita International University.  Graduate of Moscow State University. Ph.D degree in Japanese Literature at Russian Academy of Sciences. In Japan since 1991. Before moving to Akita worked as a Professor of Comparative Literature and Culture at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies .

   A, Dolin is an author of several comprehensive monographs on Japanese literature and culture, Russian literature, culture and society  as well as on the world civilizations issued in Russian, German and Japanese. Many volumes of classic and modern Japanese literature (especially poetry) were published  in his translation. He is a member of several Japanese and international  academic societies,  of Russian Writers’ Union and  International PEN Club. Award of the  Special Contribution to Culture Prize by the All-Japan Translators Association (1995)

    Prof. Dolin has a long time experience of writing for media in Russian, English and Japanese including such Japanese newspapers and magazines as “Sankei shimbun“,  “Chuocoron” “Shincho 45”.

 

Here is Professor Dolin’s article contributed to us.

The Rediscovery of Japanese Poetry

2009/05/09

By ALEXANDER DOLIN

Japanese tanka and haiku are already well known all over the world and don’t need any special recommendations. Thousands of Europeans and Americans have joined the club of haiku lovers, hundreds tried to compose tanka in their native language. Numerous collections of poetic translations from the old and new Japanese classics in English, French, German and Russian flooded the book market.  The staggering success of traditional Japanese poetry in the West might seem a miracle if we look back at the beginning of the XX c. when tanka and haiku were barely known in Europe and many Japanese were ashamed of their “imperfect” poetic tools.

Since the late 19th c. in the West poets, critics and readers at large split into two opposite factions regarding the appraisal of classical Japanese poetry.

One group would always treat tanka and haiku as exotic decorative genres quite alien to the glorious traditions of European poetry. The members of this faction, even those who liked Japanese civilization, remained very skeptical as far as the possibilities of traditional Japanese verse were concerned. G.Sansom, the most renowned expert in Japanese history and culture, even called Japanese poetic language “an elegant but ungrateful tool”. This attitude, which had influenced European “Japonisme” in the Arts, has been always rather typical of some Western literati who tended to regard Japanese artifacts and poems at large just as beautiful and trendy toys.

However the larger part of critics and readers would accept the Japanese poetic tradition as a mystical revelation full of sublime beauty, supernatural wisdom and unbelievable eloquence – something like a supreme poetic truth and absolute perfection that is a gem in itself, even if its translation looked like an ugly rugged rock.

Of course this blind worshipping denied any need for in-depth formal analysis, practical comparisons or constructive criticism. It dominated in the early 20th c. and is still amazingly explicit in some parts of the world – for example, in Russia. Some self-proclaimed “poets” took advantage of this situation bringing to the market collections of clumsy verse or word for word prosaic interpretations under the name of tanka, or haiku. In fact it was either a mere stylization or a word for word academic translation. Later a number of talented European and American poets contributed to the development of haiku and tanka poetry in the West.

On the first sight, traditional Japanese syllabic verse seems to be rather primitive to the Western readers. For about 15 centuries it remained within the boundaries of a single poetic meter based on the combination of only two syllabic units – 5 or 7 syllables in each. It is a unique example of loyalty to one formal design among the world poetic traditions. But let’s refer to the observations of Professor N. Konrad, the founder of Russian school of classical Japanese studies:

Japanese syllabic verse based on the variation of 5 and 7-syllables units would always sound monotonous. This monotony inflicted by the meter is partly neutralized by the current of musical accents in the verse, which can vary even in two poems with a similar metric pattern. One might add here the melodic patterns that can be different in every particular tanka. Thus alleged visible metric monotony is compensated by acoustic means.”

The first encounter of the Europeans with the legacy of Japanese classics resulted in a few collections of tanka and haiku translated by the leading Japanologists of the time. They tried to perceive the overtones of the miniature poems but failed as there was no ground for it ready yet. Medieval poetics and aesthetics were still shrouded in mystery as the major treatises of the poetic canon remained unavailable.

B.H.Chamberlain in his anthology “The Classical Japanese Poetry” (1891) made a nice selection from the classical monuments. His only concern was to preserve the “idea” rendering  the poems in a westernized form with conventional rhythm and even rhyme:

Oh love! Who gave you

koishi to wa

thy superfluous name?

ta ga nazukeken

Loving and dying –

koto naran

isn’t it the same?

shinu to zo tada ni

 

iubekarikeru

(“Kokinshu”, #698)

W.J. Aston, a famous researcher of the late 19th c. and a renowned translator of Japanese classics, was less infatuated with exotic images and therefore was more successful in his experiments. Unfortunately he was not a poet and lamented in his works on the absence of a poetic genius who could offer an authentic metric version of the best tanka from the MANYOSHU  and the KOKINSHU anthologies. Unlike many scholars of the late 20th century who would call their unsophisticated interpretations of  tanka “poetic translations”, Aston defined his translations as word for word (or line by line) prosaic rendering.

Here is the same tanka by an unknown author from the KOKINSHU presented by Aston

Who would it have been

That first gave love

This name?

“Dying” is the plain word

He might have used.

The translation is correct but rather neutral, almost immaculate. Of course it is a poor match to the magic poetic splash of emotion in original.

Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), a renowned American intellectual who lived many years in Japan and published fine translations of Japanese folk tales and ghost stories, also worked on the translations of tanka and haiku. As his proficiency in Japanese was not sufficient, Hearn would hire native speakers as assistants.

This point definitely contributed to the authenticity of his translations although his poetic talent seems very dubious. Hearn tried to keep the original one-line structure of both tanka and haiku making them sound either like pathetic exclamations or like prosaic contemplations.

In the posthumous edition of Hearn’s poetic translations long lines were cut by the editors into two uneven parts, which distorted even the best of the poems:

Wake up! Wake up! – I will

make thee my

Comrade, thou sleeping

butterfly.

(Basho)

In 1896 a collection of poetic translations by Karl Florenz was printed in Germany under the romantic title “A Poetic Greeting from the Orient”. It contained pretty adaptations of the tanka taken at random from different sources, which were inspired by the Japonisme trend in European culture. Needless to say how far were these bijouts from the original songs.

However a number of poems presented in the “Geschichte Japanisches Literatur” (1906) by Florenz were much more correct being in fact normal word for word translations. German versions of tanka by Florenz, Ratgen and Hauser became an incentive for some Russian poets of the time.

(TO BE CONTINUED)

 

Please check the following sites of our network, and you will enjoy haiku by Professor Dolin’s students as well as by himself.

Prof. Dolin teaches haiku to the students in his class of Japanese Literature every November, inviting me to his classes as a guest judge.

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2009/06/28

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2009/07/25

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2009/08/08

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2009/11/28

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2010/01/30

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2010/02/06

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2010/02/13

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2010/11/27

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2010/12/04

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2010/12/11

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2011/06/18

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2012/01/14

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2012/01/21

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2012/01/28

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2012/02/11

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2012/02/18

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2012/02/25

https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2012/03/10

 

The next posting ‘『詩の国秋田』にちなんで(5)-石川三佐男先生の卓見-’ appears on August 30.

 

蛭田 秀法Hidenori Hiruta

  

   平成212009)年6月、『詩の国秋田』発刊に対して国際俳句交流協会会長の有馬朗人先生から「お祝いのことば」をお願いできればと思った。

事務局長の村岡弘氏からご高配を賜り、次のようなページが誕生した。 

 

 

 平成21年年1128日、東京で国際俳句交流協会創立二十周年記念シンポジウムが「世界の俳句・ハイク-現状と未来」というテーマで開催された。

イギリス、ドイツ、アメリカ、クロアチア、そして日本のパネリストの皆様の俳句が紹介され、日本の代表である有馬先生の俳句は次のような句であった。

 

失ひしものを探しに冬帽子

 

looking for

something lost ―       

wearing a winter cap

 

 

有馬先生は最後に次のように予言されたのが印象的であった。

 

「俳句はその短さと自然との共生という基盤によって今後も世界に向かって広がって行くだろう。

短い俳句の形式に興味を抱き、3行詩を楽しむ若者が世界中に出てきている。

インターネットの出現でネット上で俳句を分かち合うことが多くなるだろう。

そして、ネット上で万国俳句大会やコンテストが開催されるだろう」と。

 

懇親会で有馬先生にご挨拶する機会があった。

詩の国秋田への玉稿についてお礼を申し上げたところ、中嶋嶺雄先生にくれぐれも「よろしく」とおっしゃられました。

 

 

 

平成23(2011) 925日、秋田を出発しロシア連邦ウラジオストク市に向かった。

俳句を通じた文化交流を行うためであった。

東方学校で俳句レッスン、極東連邦大学で俳句ワークショップ、ウラジオストク日本センターでは「俳句と茶道」についての講演を行った。

日本センターと極東連邦大学東洋学大学日本学部を表敬訪問。大石莊平所長とシュネルコ・アレクサンダー日本学部長にお会いし、有馬先生からのメッセージをお伝えし、国際俳句交流協会の機関誌「HI」No.95、No.96を贈呈。日本語と英語によるHIA (Haiku International Association)への入会案内を紹介しながら、俳句の広がりを期待した。

文化交流についての記事は、国際俳句交流協会のホームページの会員の活動報告の中で「ウラジオストクでの俳句紹介」というタイトルで紹介されている。

「日本語版」:http://www.haiku-hia.com/report_jp.html

「英語版」:http://www.haiku-hia.com/hyoron_en_ru.html

HIA実行委員の藤本はな様と日航財団の浜崎明美様からご指導ご協力を賜り、実践することができた。

 

平成23 1127HIA13回俳句大会で有馬先生にお会いし、ウラジオストクでの俳句を通じた文化交流についてご報告。先生は「文化交流の大事さ」について強調され、次年度における「日露俳句コンテスト」の開催を大変お喜びになられた。

 

 

 

写真中央 有馬朗人先生、左側 和田仁氏(秋田県国際俳句協会会長)、右側 筆者

 

平成24(2012)年5月8、9日の両日、駐日スウェ-デン大使館で俳句セミナーが開催された。

 

 

 

8日のセミナー終了後、有馬先生とお話する機会があり、小生の句についておほめの言葉を頂戴した。

驚いたことに、その句が天為俳句会で編集発行している「天為六月号」で[主宰選句]十人十色で巻頭句として掲げられ、次のようなコメントをいただいた。

 

 

 

平成24年8月1日発行の「天為八月号」では、天為集巻頭作家(六月号)として、次のように紹介された。

 

 

 

最後になりますが、有馬朗人先生との出会いに感謝しながら、「禅」の視点と洞察から句作を楽しみたいと思っております。

 

 

The next posting ‘『詩の国秋田』にちなんで(3)-日露俳句コンテストお題「海」-’ appears on August 26.

 

 

蛭田 秀法Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Three years have passed since we founded the Akita International Haiku Network on May 1, 2009.

At the same time we published the yearly pamphlet 『詩の国秋田 : Akita – the Land of Poetry』 on August 31, 2009.

Here is its front cover page, in which the article by President Mineo Nakajima (中嶋嶺雄)at Akita International University(国際教養大学)is shown.

  

 

In this article Dr. Nakajima presented haiku he wrote during his stay in Nara, when he went on a school trip in his junior high school days.

 

猿沢の灯の涼しさを宿にいて

    嶺雄

 

Donald Keene, the ex- member of the President’s Advisory Board at AIU, kindly contributed his Japanese translation for Matsuo Basho’s haiku from ‘The Narrow Road to Oku ‘ by Matsuo Basho (『おくのほそ道』松尾芭蕉).

 

象潟や雨に西施がねぶの花

 

Kisakata

Seishi sleeping in the rain,

Wet mimosa blossoms.

        Donald Keene

 

Here is a photo of Donald Keene taken at the final lecture at Columbia University on April 26, 2011 by Atsuko Teramoto (寺本敦子撮影).

His Japanese name is 怒鳴門

 

 

 

 AIU President Mineo Nakajima (中嶋嶺雄), who is one of the most important founders of the Akita International Haiku Network, is eminent as Ph.D., Sociology, The University of Tokyo, M.A., International Relations, The University of Tokyo, and B.A., China Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

You will see what Dr. Nakajima has been doing as AIU President on the Internet at http://www.aiu.ac.jp.

 

 

 

Dr. Nakajima has also a clear understanding of haiku and feels a great love for haiku.

This is partly because his late father, Seiyo Nakajima (中嶋晴陽), was one of the  haiku poets in Japan.

In 1990, Dr. Nakajima compiled a book of haiku by his father, titled Seiyo Kushu (晴陽句集).

Let me show you its front cover page and the last haiku by Seiyo Nakajima.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Nakajima has written articles or essays on haiku for haiku journals or the newspapers, and has appeared in NHK TV program on haiku these days.

He also contributed the article of congratulations on the first issue of the yearly pamphlet by the Akita International Haiku Network.

 

Last of all, we sincerely hope that haiku will spread out to the world more because of its  brevity and its coexistence with nature.

 

The next posting ‘『詩の国秋田』にちなんで(2)-有馬朗人先生との出会い-’ appears on August 24.

 

 

Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

Japan-Russia Haiku Contest
(Guidelines for Submission)

April 17, 2012

Akita International Haiku Network

INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

This is a photo of a haiku workshop for the group of Professor Tatiana Breslavets, Japanese literature and Philology Group at Far Eastern Federal University.

 

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From September 25 till October 2, 2011, Hidenori Hiruta, a member of the Haiku International Association (HIA), whose president is Dr. Akito Arima, had an opportunity to introduce and share haiku in Vladivostok, Russia.

During his stay in Vladivostok, Hiruta visited Eastern School, Far Eastern Federal University, and Japan Center there.

His visit there was supported by Akita Prefecture and Akita International University as well as by the Haiku International Association and the JAL Foundation.

On September 26, Hiruta paid a courtesy visit to Japan Center and Far Eastern Federal University, School of Regional and International Studies, Chair of Japanese Philology, Chair of Asia Pacific Region Countries’ Languages.

Hiruta told Director, Sohei Oishi and Head of the Chair, Alexander Shnyrko about the aims of his visit, and asked them for their cooperation, hoping for a further spread of haiku in Vladivostok.

  In his visits to Eastern School, Hiruta told about haiku to kindergarten children and elementary pupils who study Japanese. The children enjoyed reading haiku in chorus in Japanese as well as in Russian. They also enjoyed drawing pictures  about haiku.

In Japan Center in Vladivostok, Hiruta gave a talk on “Haiku and Tea Ceremony” to the members of the tea club “Ichigo Ichie no Kai” formed for the cultural course.

The articles on Hiruta’s activities for cultural exchanges through haiku in Vladivostok have appeared in the following homepages of the Japan club at Japan Center in Vladivostok and the Haiku International Association in Tokyo.

* The Russian version : http://www.jp-club.ru/?p=2341

* The Japanese version :http://www.haiku-hia.com/report/jp1.html

* The English versionhttp://www.haiku-hia.com/about_haiku/world_info_en/russian/

 

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Hiruta gave four-day workshops of 90 minutes on writing haiku, short poems, at the FEFU School of Regional and International Studies. Students learned to write haiku through these workshops.

The article on the workshops at Far Eastern Federal University has appeared in the homepage of Far Eastern Federal Universisty.

http://dvfu.ru/publications/news/2011-10-14-fefu-students-learn-to.htm

It says as follows.

The workshops were conducted by “Haydzin” Hiruta Hidenori — a poet who writes haiku specially arrived to Vladivostok. Students, studying the Japanese language, listened with interest to the explanations of how to write haiku in various languages — Japanese, English and Russian, and then created their own poems.

Mr. Hiruta arrived from Akita Prefecture, which has friendly relations with Primorsky Region. Next year there will be the 20-th Anniversary of sister-relationships between Akita and Vladivostok. Universities in these cities have students and teachers exchange agreements, so Far Eastern Federal University students may participate in the Haiku contest in Russian, as well as in Japanese and English. Winners of the competition have a real opportunity to go to Japan.

 

 

  

 

Such cultural exchanges as this caused a great sensation there in Vladivostok, making them more interested in haiku and inspiring them to write haiku.

This is why the Akita International Haiku Network is pleased to launch the Japan-Russia Haiku Contest, as an opportunity to share haiku related to the theme of “the sea”.  

The organizer hopes that this contest will serve as an opportunity to deepen mutual understanding among people, to promote the interaction of people’s views on Japan and Russia, as well as to convey the enjoyment of writing and reading haiku.

The organizer also hopes that it will serve as an opportunity to strengthen and develop the sister city relationship between Akita and Vladiovostok, as well as to promote and increase comprehensive exchanges such as cultural, economical, medical, agricultural ones between Akita Prefecture and Primorsky Region.  

As mentioned in the homepage of Far Eastern Federal University, Akita Prefecture has friendly relations with Primorsky Region. In March, 2010, Akita Prefecture and Primorsky Region concluded the treaty that there should be more exchanges promoted and increased between them. This treaty reminds Hiruta of those fruitful exchanges the ancient people had by way of the northern sea route from the 8th century till the 10th century. Japan is said to have started trading with Balhae渤海 by ship in those days.

 

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Organizer: Akita International Haiku Network

Sponsor: JAL Foundation

Supporters: 

Akita Prefecture, Akita International University, Akita Prefectural Board of Education, Akita Prefectural Artistic and Cultural Association, Akita International Association, Akita City, Akita City Board of Education, The Akita Sakigake Shimpo, Akita Branch of Ten’i (Providence) Haiku Group, Akita Khorosho Club, Akita Vladivo Club, Haiku International Association, Japan Center in Vladivostok, Far Eastern Federal University, Yosano Akiko Memorial Literary Association, KYODO NEWS Vladivostoku Bureau

Theme: Umi ( the sea : 海 )

One of the most popular haiku related to the sea was written by Matsuo Basho in 1689 . Basho’s haiku is found in his travel diary Oku no Hosomichi ( The Narrow Road to Oku).

荒海や佐渡によこたふ天河        芭蕉

Araumi ya  sado ni yokotau  amanogawa

 

Turbulent the sea –

Across to Sado stretches

The Milky Way                         Basho

               

Translated by Donald Keene(ドナルド・キーン:鬼怒鳴門)

Regulations:

Original, previously unpublished haiku referring to some aspect of the sea should be submitted according to the entry form.

Japanese haiku poets should write haiku following traditonal styles in the Japanese language, having season words. And they have to add its Russian and English traslations.  Otherwise, they could leave a message in each translation blank : I would like the organizer to translate haiku into Russian or English.

Russian haiku poets should keep in mind that haiku is considered to be the shortest poem in the world, and submit haiku with a length of three lines in the Russian language. Season words are not essential. And they have to add its Japanese and English translations.  Otherwise, they could leave a message in each translation blank : I would like the organizer to translate haiku into Japanese or English.

Limited number of entries: Only one haiku may be submitted per haikuist.

Eligibility:

The contest is open to the public of nationals of Japan or Russia who are currently residing in Japan or Russia.

Submission:

Please download the entry form below and submit it by email to: shhiruta@nifty.com

Entry form:  Japanese entry form   Russian entry form

Submission period:  Saturday May 5, 2012  –  Friday May 25, 2012

Deadline: Friday May 25, 2012

Judges:

Hidenori Hiruta, Secretary-General of Akita International Haiku Network, and also a member of Haiku International Association

Alexander Dolin, Professor at Akita International University

Kunio Teshima, Professor at Akita National College of Technology

Kazuhiro Kudo, Teacher at Akita National College of Technology

Okiaki Ishida, Chief Editor of Haisei (Haiku Stars)

Yoshitomo Igarashi, a dojin of a haiku group : Ten’I (Providence) led by Dr. Akito Arima

Kyoko Uchimura, a dojin of a haiku group : Ten’I (Providence) by Dr. Akito Arima, and also a member of Haiku International Association

Reina Yano, a dojin of two haiku groups : Tamamo led by Ms. Tsubaki Hoshino and Ten’I (Providence) by Dr. Akito Arima

Awards:

A winner will be notified by email and announced on the website of Akita International Haiku Network, on Friday, June 29, 2012.  The winner will be offered a round-trip to Akita City, Akita, which is called “The Land of Poetry” in Akita Prefectural song, in Northern Honshu, Japan from Vladivostok Airport and a stay in a hot spring hotel there if he or she lives in Russia. The winner is supposed to attend Japan-Russia haiku meeting held in Akita City, on Saturday, Sepetember 22, 2012.  And if the winner resides in Japan, a round -trip ticket to Vladivostok City of Russia from Narita Airport and a stay in a hotel there will be offered. The winner is supposed to attend Japan-Russia haiku meeting held in Vladivostok City, the site of APEC Summit 2012 in Russia, on Saturday, September 29, 2012.  Further information will be notified directly from the organizer to the winner.

Grand prize a winner gets is called “Rogetsu Sanjin International Award”.  Rogetsu Sanjin is another pen name of Ishii Rogetsu石井露月, one of the great haiku poets in Japan Akita ever produced. Rogetsu is a pen name, whose real name is Ishii Yuji (1873 – 1928). This haiku contest is held partly because of celebrating the 140th anniverasay of Ishii Rogetsu’s birth.

JAL Foundation Award is presented to two winners by the JAL Foundation. Honorable mentions are also presented to six winners by Akita Prefecture governor, Akita City mayor, superintendent of Akita City board of education.

Each winner is presented with Haiku By World Children edited by the JAL Foundation as an award.

*The contest winner will be notified by email from the organizer and be given further details of the round-trip prize. Please note that the winner may have to cover some of the travelling costs.

 

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Here is a photo of Rogetsu’s haiku related to the sea.

 

 

 

海の如く野ハ緑也五月晴                 露月山人

Umi no gotoku  no wa midori nari  satsukibare

 

Like the sea

the field is green –

fine May weather                                                            Rogetsu Sanjin

 

Translated by Hidenori Hiruta

 

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Lastly, here are two photos of the sunset, which will surely inspire you to write haiku related to the sea.

The first one was taken from a hotel facing Amur Bay, Vladivostok City.

The second one was taken from Katsuhira Hill facing the mouth of the Omono River, Akita City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next posting ‘Haiku by World Children : Impressions of Water’ appears on April 28.

― Hidenori Hiruta ( Member of HIA)

 

 

平成24414日、15日の両日に「日露俳句コンテスト」についての募集要項、趣旨、そして経緯について掲載いたしました。

本稿では、東方学校での俳句レッスンと「ロシア語による要項」について触れます。

ウラジオストク滞在中、東方学校を訪問。幼稚部と小学部で日本語を勉強している子供たちに俳句を紹介することができた。

この訪問は、ウラジオストク日本センターの日本文化同好会「一期一会」の会長ホルキナ・マリーナさんが東方学校で日本語を教えていることから実現した。

  

  

  

写真は東方学校で撮影。筆者とホルキナ・マリーナ先生、そして、ホルキナ・マリーナ先生と通訳のデャコブ・イリヤ君(極東連邦大学日本学部学生)

 

小学部の7~9歳の子供たちが対象の日本語の選択クラスで日航財団が編集した地球歳時記からロシアの子供たちが描いた絵と俳句を日本語とロシア語で数句紹介。生徒たちは日本語とロシア語の両方で俳句のコーラス・リーディングを楽しんだ。

また、秋田県の小学生が描いた俳画のコピーと国際教養大学の留学生が作った俳画ポストカードを生徒たちにプレゼントした。

最後に、生徒たちは日航財団が主催する世界こどもハイクコンテストに応募するために「お祭り」をお題として絵を描いたり、ハイクを書いたり、楽しい時間を過ごした。

 

 

 「日露俳句コンテスト」が毎年開催され、東方学校で日本語を勉強している子供たちが将来コンテストに参加することを期待しているところである。

「日露俳句コンテスト」の要項は、ウラジオストク日本センター職員(文化担当)スマロコワ・オリガさんがロシア語に翻訳。

日本文化同好会のホームページやフェイスブックに掲載し、ロシア中に発信している。

下記のサイトでご参照下さい。

http://www.jp-club.ru/?p=2530

 

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РУССКО-ЯПОНСКИЙ КОНКУРС ХАЙКУ

12 марта, 2012,

 

 Дорогие друзья! Префектура Акита и город Акита – побратим Владивостока – приглашают вас принять участие в российско-японском конкурсе хайку с 5 по 25 мая 2012 г. Тема конкурса: МОРЕ. Заявку с указанием информации об авторе и стихотворением необходимо направить с 5 по 25 мая (до 14:00 по японскому времени) по электронным адресам: shhiruta@nifty.com (г-н Хирута) и в Японский центр vladjcof@vtc.ru (с пометкой «хайку»). В Японском центре также состоится семинар (мастер-класс) А.М. Сулейменовой по сочинению хайку, дата семинара будет объявлена дополнительно.

Итоги конкурса будут объявлены 22 сентября в Акита и 29 сентября в г. Владивостоке. С победителем конкурса Оргкомитет свяжется до 29 июня с.г.

Участниками конкурса могут быть граждане Японии и России, проживающие в стране своего гражданства. Возраст значения не имеет.

Требования к хайку: кандидат должен писать хайку на родном языке, если ваш родной язык русский, три короткие стихотворные строчки на указанную тему «Море» (даже без упоминания сезонных слов) могут участвовать в конкурсе. Необходимо перевести на японский и английский языки Ваше стихотворение (см. заявку).

NB! Сообщение от Японского центра: если вы не владеете ни японским ни английским языками, пришлите, пожалуйста, только русский вариант, мы постараемся перевести по возможности, но за сохранение атмосферы вашего настроения в стихотворении мы ответственности не несем

Организаторами конкурса выступили: Международное сообщество хайку-сэнрю-танка из Акита при поддержке Префектурального управления Акита, Akita International University, Комитета по образованию префектуры Акита, Ассоциации деятелей культуры и искусства (преф. Акита), Ассоциации международных обменов (преф. Акита), Администрации города Акита, Комитета по образованию Администрации города Акита, Газеты «Акита сакигакэ синпо», Филиала общества сочинителей хайку «Тэн-и» в Акита, Общества друзей русского языка (Акита), Международной Ассоциации сочинителей хайку, Финансовой группы JAL, Японского центра во Владивостоке, ДВФУ, Литературного Общества им. Ёсано Акико, Отделения ИА «Киодо цусин» в г. Владивостоке.

Формы заявок:

При заполнении Вы можете так же оставить полезную и интересную информацию о себе в шапке заявки

Поделиться в соц.сетях:

 

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最後に、東方学校の幼稚部で日本語を勉強している子供たちの2クラスで行ったレッスンについて触れます。

5歳児と6歳児のクラスでそれぞれ20分間俳句について話をした。

「はいく」という言葉を教え、日航財団が編集した地球歳時記からロシアの6歳の子供が書いたハイクを紹介。

 

かたつむりさん 学校にちこくした 24時間おくれてる

                                        Besedina Sasha

                                                                      Age 6  Female

                                                                     Russia

 

極東連邦大学の学生、デャコブ・イリヤ君による通訳でクラス中に笑いが広がった。

「じゃんけんぽん」という言葉も教え、勝った場合国際教養大学の留学生が作った俳画ポストカードの中で好きなカードを選べるというゲームを行い、盛り上がった。

 

 

 

 

 「日露俳句コンテスト」を通じて、俳句がロシア中に広がり、ロシアの人たちに愛されていけばと思います。

同時に、相互理解が深まり、友好親善の促進が期待されるところです。

 

The next posting ‘Japan-Russia Haiku Contest : Guidelines for Submission’ appears on April 17.

 

― 蛭田 秀法(国際俳句交流協会会員)

 

 

 

平成242012)年414日、秋田国際俳句・川柳・短歌ネットワークは「日露俳句コンテスト」の募集要項を発表。

本日は「趣旨と経緯」について触れます。

 

趣旨:

平成232011)年9月末、秋田国際俳句・川柳・短歌ネットワークの企画により、ロシア沿海地方の州都ウラジオストク市で俳句を通じた文化交流が行われました。秋田県、国際教養大学、国際俳句交流協会、日航財団からの支援と、現地でのウラジオストク日本センターと極東連邦大学による全面的な協力のお陰で、画期的な文化交流となりました。

交流は反響を呼び、極東連邦大学で日本語と日本文学を専攻している学生や、ウラジオストク日本センターで日本語と日本文化を学んでいる市民の間に俳句に対する興味関心が起こり、俳句熱が一気に高まりました。

今般、当ネットワークでは、8世紀から10世紀における渤海との交易に思いを馳せながら、「海(Umi)」をテーマに日露俳句コンテストを開催します。秋田県とロシア沿海地方の包括的な交流の促進を図るとともに、日本とロシアの友好親善を深めたいと考えています。

さらに、本年は秋田市雄和に誕生した俳人石井露月の生誕140年に当たることから、露月の偉業を記念し、最優秀賞として「露月山人国際賞」を設け、受賞者を詩の国秋田、若しくはAPECの開催地ウラジオストクに招待することになりました。ロシアでは、俳号露月から「ロシアの月のような俳人」を連想する詩人もおります。

また、日航財団賞が協賛団体である日航財団から贈呈されます。他に、優秀賞として「奨励賞」を設け、俳句文化に関する学びが両国で広がり、相互理解と相互交流を促進するきっかけにしたいと考えています。

本コンテストに俳句を愛する人々が広く参加し、俳句を通じた市民レベルでの日露文化交流が一層活発になることを期待しております。

 

経緯:

 平成232011)年925日、蛭田秀法(国際俳句交流協会会員)が秋田国際俳句・川柳・短歌ネットワーク(理事長幸野稔)の文化事業の企画による「ウラジオストクでの俳句交流」を実施するために秋田を出発。102日帰国。奇しくも、歌人与謝野晶子がウラジオストク経由によるシベリア鉄道でパリに向かった旅の百年後の出来事であった。画期的な文化交流となり、本年5月に「日露俳句コンテスト」を開催することになった。

 

 ウラジオストクでは、東方学校、極東連邦大学、そして日本センターで俳句のレッスン、ワークショップ、講演を実施。

本稿では、ウラジオストク日本センターでの文化活動について特筆します。

 9月26日ウラジオストク日本センターを表敬訪問。

所長の大石莊平氏からロシアにおける日本研究の発展と日露間の相互理解の形成のために大きな役割を果たしてきた極東連邦大学東洋学大学についてお話を伺った。

 明治32(1899)年、ロシア皇帝ニコライ二世の指示により東洋学院が創立。

東洋学及び東洋を研究する人材を育成する中心的教育機関としての地位を確立した。

大正9(1920)年、東洋学院は極東国立総合大学東洋学大学として改編され、教職員、卒業生は、ロシアの日本、韓国、中国などの極東諸国との経済ならびに文化面における協力の更なる発展や友好関係の強化に、著しく貢献してきた。

平成7(1995)年、極東国立総合大学を基盤として、ウラジオストク日本センターが開設され、日露関係の発展のために重要な役割を果たしている。

 平成23(2011)年、ロシア沿海地方には「極東国立総合大学」を核に他3校を統合してロシア連邦直轄の「極東連邦大学」が発足した。

ロシア政府は「極東連邦大学」をロシア極東における学術研究、環太平洋地域学術・文化交流・産学交流の中心として育成しようとしており、又、ロシア科学アカデミーも「極東連邦大学」には深く関わって行くとのことである。

本年9月APECサミットがルースキー島で開催された後、「極東連邦大学」はAPECサミットの会場地に移転することになっている。

 極東連邦大学東洋学大学で俳句についてのワークショップを行ったが、大学の前庭に仏像や歌人与謝野晶子の詩碑が建立されてあった。

平成19(2007)年には与謝野晶子記念文学会が結成された。会長の極東連邦大学准教授スレイメノヴァ・アイーダ氏にご案内いただき、詩碑の前で記念写真をとりました。

 

 

  

 

 ウラジオストクにおける文化交流について簡単に触れます。

ウラジオストク日本センターでは、日本語講座が開かれ、日本文化同好会「一期一会」では、お茶会などを開催し、多くの市民が参加している。

101日、ウラジオストク日本センターの日本文化同好会で開催しているお茶会「一期一会」の会員を対象に「俳句と茶道」について講演。

講演の前にお茶会の作法に従ってお茶を点てていただいた。

 

 

 

お礼にお気に入りの日本民謡「黒田節」と「生保内節」の2曲を紹介。

次に、「生保内節」の中で使われている言葉「宝風」を取り込んだ句を紹介。

 

宝風立つ高原や蕎麦の花   秀法

 

この講演の模様はウラジオストク日本センターの日本文化同好会のホームページでロシア語で紹介されている。次のサイトをご参照下さい。

http://www.jp-club.ru/?p=2341

さらに、国際俳句交流協会のホームページでも「ウラジオストクでの俳句紹介」というタイトルで紹介されている。

「日本語版」:http://www.haiku-hia.com/report_jp.html

「英語版」:http://www.haiku-hia.com/hyoron_en_ru.html

 

「俳句と茶道」についての講演では、芭蕉の俳句を引用しながら、俳句も茶道も禅の影響を受けていることを説明。俳句は「永遠の今」を、茶道は「本来の今」を求めるのではないかと結論付けた。講演は反響を呼び、次回の日本語講座では「季語」が取り上げられることになった。

講演に参加した方々の記念写真。

 

 

 

 

 このような俳句コンテストが永続され、与謝野晶子が旅したウラジオストクを起点として俳句文化に関する学びが両国で広がり、相互理解と相互交流を促進するきっかけになればと考えています。

本コンテストに俳句を愛する人々が広く参加し、俳句を通じた市民レベルでの日露文化交流が一層活発になることを期待しております。

 

The next posting ‘日露俳句コンテスト(3):ロシア語要項など’ appears on April 16.

 

― 蛭田 秀法(国際俳句交流協会会員)

 

日露俳句コンテスト

~露月山人国際賞受賞者を詩の国秋田、若しくは

APECの開催地ウラジオストクにご招待~

 

テーマ海(Umi

応募資格:日本国内又はロシア国内に居住する日本国籍又はロシア国籍を有する方。

年齢は問いません。

俳句の形式:俳句は母語で書く。

母語が日本語の場合、「海」をテーマにした有季定型による俳句。

同時に、ロシア語と英語の翻訳を加える。

ただし、ロシア語と英語の翻訳を主催者に一任する場合は、応募用紙の翻訳欄に「主催者に一任」とご記入下さい。

母語がロシア語の場合、「海」をテーマにした短い3行詩であれば形式は自由(季語を含む必要なし)。

同時に、日本語と英語の翻訳を加える。

ただし、日本語と英語の翻訳を主催者に一任する場合は、応募用紙の翻訳欄に「主催者に一任」とご記入下さい。

応募方法:以下の応募用紙をダウンロードして記入の上、電子メールにて

shhiruta@nifty.comまで送付願います。

応募用紙:日本語応募用紙 ロシア語応募用紙

応募期間:平成24年5月5日(土)~5月25日(金)

審査委員

蛭田秀法(秋田国際俳句・川柳・短歌ネットワーク事務局長、

       国際俳句交流協会会員)

アレクサンダー・ドーリン(国際教養大学教授)

手島邦夫(秋田工業高等専門学校教授)

工藤一紘(秋田工業高等専門学校講師)

石田冲秋(「俳星」主幹)

五十嵐義知(「天為」同人)

内村恭子(「天為」同人、国際俳句交流協会会員)

矢野玲奈(「玉藻」、「天為」同人)

最優秀賞(露月山人国際賞)を応募作品から一句選出し、9月に予定されている日露俳句大会(秋田大会は9月22日、ウラジオストク大会は9月29日に開催)の場で表彰するとともに、副賞として、ロシアからの応募者の場合は詩の国秋田に招待、日本からの応募者の場合はAPECの開催地ウラジオストクに招待します。

また、日航財団賞優秀賞(秋田県知事賞・秋田市長賞・秋田市教育委員会教育長賞)を応募作品からそれぞれ二句選出し、俳句文化の学習の奨励のために贈呈します。各賞の受賞者には、日航財団から副賞として記念品(地球歳時記)が贈呈されます。

発表:当ホームページで入賞作品を発表いたします。(平成24年6月下旬予定)

*最優秀賞の受賞連絡及び副賞の詳細については、主催者から受賞者に対し6月29日(金)までに直接連絡があります。なお、国内交通費や滞在費などは受賞者に負担していただく場合もあります。

*優秀賞の受賞者に対しても6月29日(金)までに直接連絡があります。

 

主催:秋田国際俳句・川柳・短歌ネットワーク

協賛:日航財団

後援:秋田県 国際教養大学 秋田県教育委員会 秋田県芸術文化協会 

秋田県国際交流協会 秋田市 秋田市教育委員会 秋田魁新報社

天為秋田支部 秋田ロシア語友の会 秋田ウラジオ会 国際俳句交流協会 

ウラジオストク日本センター 極東連邦大学 与謝野晶子記念文学会

共同通信社ウラジオストク支局 

お問い合わせ先:秋田国際俳句・川柳・短歌ネットワーク事務局

shhiruta@nifty.com 照会はメールでのみ受け付けております。

 

 

The next posting ‘日露俳句コンテスト(2):趣旨と経緯’ appears on April 15.

 

― 蛭田 秀法(国際俳句交流協会会員)

 

 

 

On February 29, I happened to see ten swans in the sun at the bank of the Omono River (雄物川) in Akita prefecture (秋田県).  It was such a peaceful view. The swans enjoyed themselves on a fine early spring day.

 

Here are photos and haiku about swans.

 

 

 

春の岸白鳥の群れ舞ひ降りる    秀法

 

a flight of swans

have a break there –

the spring bank        Hidenori 

 

 

白鳥の帰る日近し雄物川               秀法

 

the day nearing

for swans to leave –

the Omono River              Hidenori

 

 

Manisha Kundu-Nagata in Akita prefecture tells us about Swans’ Stay in Japan in her blog.

Please check it out, and you will know about it better..

 

http://lipikazuo.blogspot.com/2010/12/swans-in-sakata.html

 

 

On March 6, Patricia Lidia in Romania, kindly presented photo haiku about winter to us. 

 She  also introduced to us Mrs. Hrisi Udrescu, a great photographer, who presented her photos to us. 

Here are their photo haiku.

 

 

 

初雪 ―

微風が揺り動かす

枝の陰を

 

 

 

二人で歩く―

凍て付いたバラが一本

暖かい手の中に

 

 

 

孤独なモミの木 ―

先端のとがった葉の間で

雪片に指で触れている

 

 

 

まばらな稲妻 ―

珍しい

滴のつぶやきのように

 

 

 

小さな足跡

日没に ―

凍った雪

 

 

 

降り続く雪 ―

星の光の下で

山間をさまっている

 

 

On March 7,  KONO Minoru(幸野稔) in Akita prefecture contributed his haibun to us in his e-mail as follows.

 

Composed on the first of March           KONO Minoru  

        早春詠                               幸野 稔

 

At the main campus of Akita University, you can find a stone tablet on which is inscribed a haiku by Dr. YAMAGUCHI Kichiro, or Seison (山口吉郎) (俳号:青邨) (1892 – 1988), a renowned mining scientist and haiku poet.  I dropped in at it on the first of March and found it coming out of a heap of snow.

 

句碑の文字浮かし流るる雪解水

 

Haiku tablet —

The inscription watered

By melting snow.

 

Then I happened to meet Dr. NIINO Naoyoshi (新野直吉) (1925 –  ), a distinguished scholar in ancient Japanese history and former President of Akita University.  I enjoyed a chat with him for a while and saw him off.  I felt happy to find him as fine as ever.

 

春光を浴びて去り行く老大師

 

Great old scholar

Walking steadily away

In the spring sun.

 

Later, I made a lunch suggestion to my wife and went out with her.

 

弥生立ち妻と昼餉に出で行かん

 

March opening —

Let’s dine out together,

My dear wife!

 

Everything was a happy start for spring.

 

 

Lastly, let me post haiku and photos by Saori Taniuchi and Takuya Matsuzawa, who studied about haiku and learned to write haiku at the class by Alexander Dolin, PhD, Professor of Japanese Literature and Civilization Studies at Akita International University(国際教養大学). 

 

Saori Taniuchi contributed the works of haiku and photos to us in November, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 Takuya Matsuzawa also contributed his haiku to us in November, 2011.

 

ほろほろと 桜紅葉が 秋を呼ぶ

 

One after another…

The bloom of early cherry leaves

the silent call of autumn

 

秋蜻蛉 幼心を 思いだす

 

The autumn dragonfly

Memories of childhood days

echoing through its wings…

 

鳥兜 ほのかに放つ 毒の蒼

 

The blue of Aconite

Shining brightly, poisonously…

waiting for its prey

 

彷徨し 紅葉かつ散る 何思う

 

Wandering about…

The leaves that stay, the leaves that fall

What are in their minds?

 

 

萩が散り 夜風が不意に 胸を刺す

 

The falling Lespedeza leaves

A sudden blow of nightfall wind

piercing through the heart

 

 

The next posting ‘Haiku by Ramesh Anand, Malaysia’ appears on March 17.

 

― Hidenori Hiruta