Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (6)

On October 9 and 10, 2011, AIU Festival was held at Akita International University(国際教養大学)in Akita prefecture(秋田県), Northern Honshu, Japan. The festival, whose theme is HOOP ~世界とハチあわせ!~, had 3Philosophies : Academic(学問), Culture(文化), and Entertainment(楽しさ).   The AIU students enjoyed the festival in their own ways. They gave their cultural activities to enjoy a variety of meetings, … Continue reading Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (6)

Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (5)

On October 9 and 10, 2011, AIU Festival was held at Akita International University(国際教養大学)in Akita prefecture(秋田県), Northern Honshu, Japan. The festival, whose theme is HOOP ~世界とハチあわせ!~, had 3 Philosophies : Academic(学問), Culture(文化), and Entertainment(楽しさ).   The AIU students enjoyed the festival in their own ways. They were excited at a variety of meetings, HOOP ~世界とハチあわせ!in … Continue reading Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (5)

Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (4)

On October 9 and 10, 2011, AIU Festival was held at Akita International University(国際教養大学)in Akita prefecture(秋田県), Northern Honshu, Japan. The festival, whose theme is HOOP ~世界とハチあわせ!~, had 3 Philosophies : Academic(学問), Culture(文化), and Entertainment(楽しさ).  The AIU President, Dr. Mineo Nakajima(中嶋嶺雄学長)says in the AIU Festival pamphlet as follows:  挨拶 Greetings 第8回AIU祭を迎えるにあたって      「八」という漢数字は書くと下のほうが広がることから「末広がり」を意味し、日本では幸運とされ、また特に古代文学においては聖なる数とされていました。2004年に国際教養大学が開学してから今日まで「末広がり」に発展して第「八」回目のAIU祭を迎えることができましたことを学長として嬉しく思っております。  本学では「国際教養 (International Liberal … Continue reading Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (4)

Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (3)

On October 9 and 10, 2011, AIU Festival was held at Akita International University(国際教養大学)in Akita prefecture(秋田県), Northern Honshu, Japan. The festival, whose theme is HOOP ~世界とハチあわせ!~, had 3 Philosophies : Academic(学問), Culture(文化), and Entertainment(楽しさ). The AIU President, Dr. Mineo Nakajima(中嶋嶺雄学長)was at the entrance to welcome visitors.    The AIU students enjoyed the festival in their … Continue reading Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (3)

Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (2)

On October 9 and 10, 2011, AIU Festival was held at Akita International University(国際教養大学)in Akita prefecture(秋田県), Northern Honshu, Japan. The festival, whose theme is HOOP ~世界とハチあわせ!~, had 3 Philosophies : Academic(学問), Culture(文化), and Entertainment(楽しさ). The AIU students enjoyed the festivals in their own ways. Some of them enjoyed talking with the AIU President, Dr.  Mineo … Continue reading Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (2)

Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (1)

On October 9 and 10, 2011, AIU Festival was held at Akita International University(国際教養大学)in Akita prefecture(秋田県), Northern Honshu, Japan. The festival, whose theme is HOOP ~世界とハチあわせ!~, had 3 Philosophies : Academic(学問), Culture(文化), and Entertainment(楽しさ).   The opening speech was made by the AIU President. Dr. Mineo Nakajima(中嶋嶺雄学長)     The AIU students enjoyed the festival … Continue reading Haiku from Romanian Poets for AIU Festival 2011 (1)

Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (8)

  On April 8, Buddha's Birthday, there was a ceremony held for a newly-built image of Buddha in the graveyard of a Buddhist temple, Shouhei-ji (勝平寺), in Akita-city (秋田市), Northern Honshu, Japan. The chief priest Shunsai Takayanagi (高柳俊哉住職)at the temple of the Sodo sect of Buddhism(曹洞宗), held the ceremony for the purpose of putting Buddha' … Continue reading Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (8)

Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (3)

  On August 1, 1689, Basho visited Kisakata (象潟), Akita Prefecture (秋田県),  Northern Honshu, on his journey. Basho wrote about Kisakata in his travel diary The Narrow Road to Oku, 『おくのほそ道 (Oku no Hosomichi 』 as follows:   江山水陸の風光数を尽くして、今象潟に方寸を責。酒田の湊より東北の方、山を越、磯を伝ひ、いさごをふみて其際十里、日影やゝかたぶく比、汐風真砂を吹上、雨朦朧として鳥海の山かくる。闇中に莫作して「雨も又奇也」 とせば、雨後の晴色又頼母敷と、あまの苫屋に膝をいれて、雨の晴を待。其朝天能霽れて、朝日花やかにさし出る程に、象潟に舟をうかぶ。 先能因島に舟をよせて、三年幽居の跡をとぶらひ、むかふの岸に舟をあがれば、「花の上こぐ」とよまれし桜の老木、西行法師の記念をのこす。   Here is a painting of Kisakata in those days.       Photo courtesy; as … Continue reading Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (3)

Haiku Symposium at Akita University in Northern Japan

  The Akita Association of English Studies (AAES)(秋田英語英文学会), was established in 1954 at Akita University(秋田大学) in Northern Honshu, Japan, aimed at promoting deeper understanding and further studies on the cultural backgrounds of English as the international language, and at providing chances to share and exchange information and ideas on English and English education for the … Continue reading Haiku Symposium at Akita University in Northern Japan