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 … Continue reading The Results of the World Haiku Series 2019

Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta (5)

Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta (5)   All rights reserved ©Hidenori Hiruta 蛭田 秀法   Haiku Walks in Kainosawa Hot Spring (貝の沢温泉)   Let me show you around Kainosawa Onsen through photo haiku.     Hot spring mark aflame with red leaves dodan azaleas                                   Kaino-sawa「貝の沢」: the name of a place at the foot of Mount … Continue reading Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta (5)

World Haiku Series 2019 : Guidelines

    Introduction   330 years have passed since Matsuo Bashō「松尾芭蕉, 1644–1694」visited Kisakata「象潟」on the evening of August 1, 1689. Now, the statue of Bashō is erected in the garden of Kammanji Temple「蚶満寺」in Kisakata, Nikaho City「にかほ市」, Akita Prefecture「秋田県」. If Bashō were to be here, the greatest master of haiku would be greatly surprised to find that … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2019 : Guidelines

862 haiku from 56 countries for 7th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest

  第7回日露俳句コンテスト・応募状況   56カ国から862句が寄せられ、日本語部門には4カ国から187句、ロシア語部門には12カ国から268句、英語部門には52カ国から407句の応募があった。   862 haiku were sent to 7th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest from 56 countries. 187 haiku were submitted to the Japanese section from 4 countries, 268 haiku to the Russian section from 12 countries, and 407 haiku to the English section from 52 countries.   Here is an entry situation below.   … Continue reading 862 haiku from 56 countries for 7th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest

稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (13)

  2018年8月短歌 Tanka for August 2018 All rights reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美 里佳   この7月末に、山形県酒田市まで、俳人でありピアニストでらっしゃる五島エミ氏が静岡からお見えになるというので、お目にかかりに日本海沿いの国道7号線をドライブして酒田まで行きました。途中、少し松尾芭蕉の「奥の細道」に書かれている名所に立ち寄り観光してきました。以下の5首(1-5)がそのときの短歌です。 I went to Sakata City, Yamagata adjacent to Akita prefecture in the end of July so that I met a haiku poet and pianist Ms. Emi Goto, who traveled to Sakata from Sizuoka.  I drove along Route 7 which is … Continue reading 稲美里佳の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami (13)