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)

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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)

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)