1,130 haiku from 46 nations to the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest

  1,130 haiku from 46 nations to the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest   August 31 , 2014   1.   We held the third Japan-Russia Haiku Contest in celebration of the 29th National Cultural Festival in Akita 2014, receiving the submitted haiku from   May 1 (Thursday) till June 30 (Monday). The organizers are Akita International Haiku … Continue reading 1,130 haiku from 46 nations to the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest

中嶋嶺雄先生追悼歌 : 幸野稔

  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 … Continue reading 中嶋嶺雄先生追悼歌 : 幸野稔

『詩の国秋田』 にちなんで (1) - 中嶋嶺雄先生の巻頭言 -

   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. … Continue reading 『詩の国秋田』 にちなんで (1) - 中嶋嶺雄先生の巻頭言 -

Japan – Russia Haiku Contest : Guidelines for Submission

  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.   **********************************************************************   From September 25 till October 2, 2011, Hidenori Hiruta, … Continue reading Japan – Russia Haiku Contest : Guidelines for Submission

For New Year 2012 (8)

  Kamakura Snow Festival(かまくら) is held in Yokete city, Akita prefecture(秋田県), Northern Honshu, Japan on February 15th-16th every year. It is a fantastic world appearing on a snow country evening, where children enjoy chatting in rooms made of snow.   Here are photos and haiku about Kamakura Snow Festival        羽後の国かまくらの灯の点りけり                 秀法 Ugo no … Continue reading For New Year 2012 (8)

For New Year 2012 (7)

  Namahage-Sedo Festival (なまはげ柴灯まつり)takes place in Shinzan shrine (真山神社)in Oga city , Akita prefecture(秋田県), Northern Honshu, Japan, the second Friday through the second Sunday of February every year. This festival is carried out as a tourist event that combines the Shinto shrine Sedo festival and the Namahage folk festival.  Here is a photo of the … Continue reading For New Year 2012 (7)

For New Year 2012 (6)

  Here is a photo of the Omono River(雄物川) in Akita prefecture (秋田県), Northern Honshu, Japan. The photo was taken at the riverbank at the end of January.       氷結に鯉のまどろむ北の川         秀法 hyouketsu ni  koi no madoromu  kita no kawa   a sheet of ice keeps carp in repose northern rivers                       Hidenori     … Continue reading For New Year 2012 (6)

For New Year 2012 (4)

On January 15, 2012, Shinzan shrine naked pilgrimage festival (新山神社裸まいり : shinzan jinja hadaka mairi ) was held in Yurihonjo city (由利本荘市)of Akita prefecture(秋田県), Northern Honshu, Japan.         新山や雪の参道裸者登る       秀法 Shinzan ya  yukino sando  rasha noboru   naked men climb the snowy approach – Shinzan shrine                     Hidenori             … Continue reading For New Year 2012 (4)