Online Videos for Photo-haiku Contests in Matsuyama and Kagoshima!

An Online Tool for Educators Teaching Haiku As an online tool for educators teaching haiku, we recommend this video created by David McMurray (professor at International University of Japan) and his seminar students. The video teaches students how to write haiku and photo-haiku and how to participate in haiku contests. The video demonstrates how seminar … Continue reading Online Videos for Photo-haiku Contests in Matsuyama and Kagoshima!

World Haiku Series 2021 (9) Haiku by David McMurray

sharing a futon in temporary shelter snow-covered windows The 75th Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest Grand Prize originally published: Basho Memorial Museum 公益財団法人 芭蕉翁顕彰会 第75回芭蕉翁献詠俳句(英語俳句の部)最優秀賞 避難所で分け合ふ布団窓に雪 ☆ tossing and turning cold sheets and unfamiliar bed fortnight quarantine originally published: World Haiku Review 世界俳句レビュー 投げて回す 冷たいシーツとなじみのないベッド 2週間の隔離 ☆ social distancing spring dream wanders middle of the … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2021 (9) Haiku by David McMurray

World Haiku Series 2019 (30) Haiku by David McMurray

World Haiku Series 2019 (30) Haiku by David McMurray   Photo-haiku 1:  McMurray and haiku friends in Matsuyama   Shiki museum in the flower seller's hands a few scented coins   子規記念博物館 花の売り子の手に いくつかの香水をつけたコイン     Photo-haiku 2:   Looking for the moon in a lonely winter sky the island lighthouse   月を探す 孤独な冬の空に 島の灯台     Photo Haiku 3:   Sepia … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2019 (30) Haiku by David McMurray

“Afriku” by Adjei Agyei-Baah in Ghana

On May 23, 2014, Adjei Agyei-Baah, Kumasi, Ghana, submitted his haiku for the English section of the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest. leafless tree― lifting a cup of nest to the sky Adjei’s haiku was judged and selected for Akita Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Award by Fay Aoyagi. Fay Aoyagi: A naturalized US citizen … Continue reading “Afriku” by Adjei Agyei-Baah in Ghana

The Results of 5th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest 2016

  The Results of 5th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest 2016   The Akita International Haiku Network is willing to announce the results of the 5th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest in 2016. Here are prize-winning haiku and haiku of HONORABLE MENTIONS in the contest.   日本語部門 (Japanese Section)(332句)   332 haiku were submitted from 5 countries: Japan, Kazakhstan, … Continue reading The Results of 5th Japan – Russia Haiku Contest 2016

Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! (42)

Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! On the morning of October 25, 2014, Mr. Masayuki Tsuchihashi, Mr. Hayato Shimokubo, Mr. Takayuki Fukuyama, Ms. Chen Ching Ling (Taiwan), Ms. Rachel Alexandra Bawerbank (UK), and Ms. Jessica Williams (UK) reached Akita Station by bus from Tokyo to take part in the 29th National Culture Festival Haiku … Continue reading Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! (42)

Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! (41)

  Let haiku be on the UNESCO list!   On November 17, 2015, Mr. Masayuki Tsuchihashi, graduate student at the International University of Kagoshima, Japan, kindly sent me an e-mail as follows.   Dear Mr. Hiruta, Congratulations on our haiku seminar 3rd November in Kagoshima. Thank you for your support of our project. Let us … Continue reading Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! (41)

Results of the 2nd ONLY ONE TREE Haiku Contest

Results of the 2nd ONLY ONE TREE Haiku Contest 2,020 haiku composed in the English language vied for recognition in the ONLY ONE KAGOSHIMA TREE haiku contest supported by the Asahi Shimbun and organized by the International University of Kagoshima. Kindly assisted by Mr. Hidenori Hiruta of the Akita International Haiku Network, in 2015 the … Continue reading Results of the 2nd ONLY ONE TREE Haiku Contest

Akita – the Land of Poetry vol.7 『詩の国秋田第7号』(4)

  “Akita – the Land of Poetry” vol.7  『詩の国秋田 第7号』 (4) The yearly pamphlet Akita – the Land of Poetry Vol.7 ,  『詩の国秋田第7号』, features  佳作 ( Fine Works)  in the 4th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest in 2015 . Here are haiku special on haiku written in English. English Section(495句) 495 haiku were sent for the English haiku … Continue reading Akita – the Land of Poetry vol.7 『詩の国秋田第7号』(4)

Akita – the Land of Poetry vol.7 『詩の国秋田第7号』(3)

  “Akita – the Land of Poetry “ vol.7  『詩の国秋田 第7号』(3) The yearly pamphlet Akita – the Land of Poetry Vol.7 ,  『詩の国秋田第7号』, features prize-winning haiku, honorably-mentioned haiku, and fine works in the 4th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest in 2015 . Here are haiku special on haiku written in English.   English Section(495句) 495 haiku were sent … Continue reading Akita – the Land of Poetry vol.7 『詩の国秋田第7号』(3)