Reminder of 5th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest : Deadline is June 30

  Reminder of 5th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest : Deadline is June 30   Dear Haiku Friends, We are looking forward to your haiku for 5th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest, whose deadline is June 30. Please check out the guidelines again on the website below. https://akitahaiku.com/2016/05/03/   Here in Akita, it is just June-like weather lasting these … Continue reading Reminder of 5th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest : Deadline is June 30

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)