Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! (49)

  Let haiku be on the UNESCO list!   Here is a photo and haiku about Namahage.     In the Oga Peninsula, Akita Prefecture in the northern Honshu, Japan, there is a deep feeling of mystery as the New Year begins. There is the “Devil Festival” held there on December 31, a ceremony that … Continue reading Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! (49)

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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)