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)

3.11 Haiku from the Romanian Haiku Group (4)

  六地蔵光輝く夏木立 Roku Jizō  hikari kagayaku  natsu kodachi   Six Jizō Statues brighten in the light ― summer grove       地蔵尊立ちて微笑む夏木立 Jizō son  tachi te hohoemu  natsu kodachi    Jizō Statues stand smiling ― summer grove       地蔵尊再び出会ふ夏木立 Jizō son  futatabi deau  natsu kodachi    Jizō Statues have a reunion ― … Continue reading 3.11 Haiku from the Romanian Haiku Group (4)

3.11 Haiku from the Romanian Haiku Group (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 』. You can read what Basho wrote in his diary in the two articles of this website: https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2011/05/14 https://akitahaiku.wordpress.com/2011/05/21   On July … Continue reading 3.11 Haiku from the Romanian Haiku Group (3)

3.11 Haiku from the Romanian Haiku Group (2)

  On August 15, here in Akita prefecture(秋田県), Northern Honshu, Japan, we celebrate the Bon Festival(お盆). According to popular Buddhist belief, ancestral spirits return to their families during the Bon Festival. Religious services are held at all temples, and families pray in front of the home altar and family grave, offering flowers, incense and small … Continue reading 3.11 Haiku from the Romanian Haiku Group (2)