Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (13)

  On June 28, Patricia Lidia, a haikuist friend of mine in Romania, sent me haiku and haiga by her colleagues as well as by herself.   folding a map – the oceans and a cherry tree no borders Patricia Lidia 地図を折りたたむ― 大洋と桜には 境界がない   Fragila Genovel- Florentin contributed haiga with haiku.       … Continue reading Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (13)

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Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (12)

  On June 1, 2011, I received the following e-mail from Ms. Marrina Tseng, a student in Taiwan. Dear Mr. Hidenori Hiruta, I am recording the tsunami in haiku. Although I realize this is a heartbreaking haiku, I would like to express a sad feeling deeply for the historical tsunami. Could you give me any … Continue reading Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (12)

Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (11)

On March 14, 2011, Victor Gendrano, a haikuist friend of mine in USA, contributed his haiga with his haiku to me.   world in grief                悲嘆の世界 prayers of hope               希望の祈り ascend                       湧き上がる -- Victor Gendrano (Lakewood, CA, USA) Victor says in his comment on this haiga:  The poem in this haiga is in Mainichi's Tsunami poetry archive … Continue reading Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (11)

Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (8)

  On April 8, Buddha's Birthday, there was a ceremony held for a newly-built image of Buddha in the graveyard of a Buddhist temple, Shouhei-ji (勝平寺), in Akita-city (秋田市), Northern Honshu, Japan. The chief priest Shunsai Takayanagi (高柳俊哉住職)at the temple of the Sodo sect of Buddhism(曹洞宗), held the ceremony for the purpose of putting Buddha' … Continue reading Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (8)