Miss Masuda Aika (桝田愛佳)began painting haiga in her elementary school days.

In summer, 2008, her mother, Ms. Masuda Junko (桝田純子), and David Ferron, an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Akita City, Akita, Japan, took up haiga by Masuda Aika as their haiga project.

 We posted their haiga project on the website, dividing it into three stages in November, 2009.

We are very pleased that you appreciated haiga by an elementary schoolgirl in Akita.

Miss Masuda Aika(桝田愛佳), is now a freshman at Seirei Senior High School in Akita, and contributed her haiga to our website again recently.

Her mother, Ms. Masuda Junko (桝田純子) wrote haiku and translated them into English.

 We hope that you will enjoy their haiga and haiku on our website again.

  

In her second year : Sotoasahikawa Junior High School

  

 

 

No snow

 even in February

so bright afternoon

by Junko

  

Green leaves shining  

 she who falls in love

shining too

by Junko

 

 

 First hit by my brother  

 even flowers swinging

with joy

by Junko

  

 

From a heaven room

 watching fireflies glow

with my best friend

by Junko

 

 

  Rokugo’s springwater

 shining

 reflecting the sky

by Junko

 In Rokugo, town of water, we can see clouds reflected in the pond of the garden.

 

 

Jack-o-lantern

 smiling at me

from outside the window

by Aika

  

 

Red dragonflies

 basking in the sunshine

friendly with shades

by Junko

 

 

 Happy New Year

                                 by Aika

 

 

 Favorite pastime

sewing one by one

waiting for spring

by Aika

 

 

My dream comes true  

cherry blossoms blooming

in my mind

by Junko

Ms. Doi  Ikuko (土井育子), the best friend of Aika’s mother’s,  presented her Tanka (短歌) to Aika.

 

Oh, my sweet baby!

Grow up healthy

with the Japanese spirit;

Sakura,

sakura,

it’s the century flower.

 

すこやかに 大和魂 育たんや さくら さくらは 世紀の花よ 

Sukoyaka ni  yamato damashii  sodatan ya  sakura sakura wa  seiki no hana yo

The names of all her family members appear in her tanka, says Ikuko.

Her husband’ s name is 世紀(Seiki) (Century), her son’s name is 健太郎(Kentaro) (Healthy boy), her daughter’s name is さくら (Sakura) (Cherry flower), and her name, 育子(Ikuko),  means ‘Sodatsu ‘( Grow up). 

 

 

 

Around there

I felt

as if I heard your voice;

turning around

I found the blue ocean only

By Junko

 

 In her third year : Sotoasahikawa Junior High School

 

  

 

Spring in full swing

so am I

in the 9th grade at last

by Aika

 

 

Soap bubbles

rise in the sky of Tokyo  

school trip

by Aika

 

 

Under the sky

the first rose has opened

summer begins

by Aika

 

 

First swimming

with the rainbow seen

beyond the pool shower

by Aika

 

 Mt. Chokai’s flowers

fascinating

late summer

by Junko

 

 The last haiga was presented to Yousei Hime, whose blog is SHITEKI NA USAGI ( http://tasmith1122.wordpress.com/).

 

 

In the main hall

praying for good luck

winter light outside

by Junko

  

The next posting, Haiku by Lars Palm in Sweden, appears on March 27.

― Hidenori Hiruta

 

Miss Masuda Aika (桝田愛佳)began painting haiga in her elementary school days.

In summer, 2008, her mother, Ms. Masuda Junko (桝田純子), and David Ferron, an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Akita City, Akita, Japan, took up haiga by Masuda Aika as their haiga project.

We posted their haiga project on the website, dividing it into three stages in November, 2009.

We are very pleased that you appreciated haiga by an elementary schoolgirl in Akita.

Miss Masuda Aika(桝田愛佳), is now a freshman at Seirei Senior High School in Akita, and contributed her haiga to our website again recently.

Her mother, Ms. Masuda Junko (桝田純子) wrote haiku and translated them into English.

 We hope that you will enjoy their haiga and haiku on our website again.

 

Winter : in the Sixth Grade

  

 

Dear Santa Claus,

this is my wish:

You could realize everyone’s dreams

by Aika

 

 

Happy New Year!

with my idol

in my arms

by Aika

 

 

On graduation

walking with light steps

full of hope

by Aika

 

 

Young leaves open  

Singing lessons begin

for graduation

by Junko

 

 

In her first year : Sotoasahikawa Junior High School

  

 

Freshman ceremony

 brightly shining

the unifrom’s white lines

 by Suiho (Haiga teacher)

 

 

 Early in the morning

 parents picked warabi

boiled green

warabi = bracken

 by Junko

 

 

 

I’m home 

 my son played with the sun

as he liked

by Junko

 

 

Big fireworks

 disappeaed instant

into the heavens

by Junko

  

 

 The fall wind

 breezes in celebration

my birthday

by Junko

 

 

In the blue sky

 red leaves are flying

colorful

 by Atsushi (Aika’s father)

 

 

 

Happy New Year

2007

by Aika

  

Happy New Year

                              by Aika

 

 Demons out!  Good luck in!

by Aika

 

The next posting, Haiga by Masuda Aika (Part 5 ), appears on March 20.

― Hidenori Hiruta

 

Haiku poets celebrated the New Year by writing haiku, painting haiga, or taking pictures, and so on.

Masuda Aika(桝田愛佳)painted haiga to celebrate the Year of the Tiger in Akita, Japan.

 

Masuda Junko(桝田純子), Aika’s mother, wrote haiku for her sister, who is expecting a baby 13 years after her marriage.

on tiger’s back

miracle baby coming

to my sister

 

 

寅の背にのって夢の子やってくる

Tora no se ni  notte yume no ko  yatte kuru

 

Roberta Beary wrote haiku at her family reunion in Washington, DC, USA.

new year’s visit

3 generations greet me

with the same smile

 

 

新年や微笑み同じ三世代

Shin nen ya  hohoemi onaji  san sedai

 

 

Emiko Miyashita(宮下惠美子) wrote haiku at her mother’s family reunion in Fukushima, Japan.

New Year’s morning 

mother’s kitchen crowded

with sisters- in-law

 

 

あらたまの母の厨の混みあへり

Aratama no  haha no kuriya no  komiae ri

 

 

Fay Aoyagi(青柳飛)wrote haiku in celebration of the 1st anniversary of the birth of ‘Today’s Haiku’  in her blog ‘Blue Willow Haiku World’  in San Francisco, CA, USA.

She has been introducing many haiku as possible, translating them into English for non-Japanese readers.

Basho’s Deep North

my footsteps zigzag

on the first snow

 

 

陸奥(みちのく)の初雪を踏むジグザグと

Michinoku no  hatsuyuki wo fumu  jiguzagu to

 

Yousei Hime wrote haiku in a challenging way on New Year’s Day in Michigan, USA.

she tracks lean oxen

with passionate roar, springshunts

for a better year

 

 

痩牛を勇躍求め良い年に

Sougyu wo  yuyaku motome  yoi toshi ni

 

Gabi Greve took pictures and wrote haiku in Okayama,Japan.

like Buddha Amida

coming over the mountains

First Sunrise !

 

 

山越えの阿弥陀のごとく初日の出

Yamagoe no  Amida no gotoku  hatsuhi no de

 

 

John McDonald writes haiku in Scots – one of the two languages native to Scotland (the other being the celtic-rooted Gaelic). He also translates it into English in Edinburgh, UK.

ne’erday

spyog-prents athort the snaw

towmond o the teeger

 

 

new year’s day

paw-prints across the snow

year of the tiger

 

 

元旦の雪に足跡寅の年

Gantan no  yuki ni ashiato  tora no toshi

 

 

Marshall Hryciuk wrote haiku in Toronto, Canada.

New Year’s Day hockey

someone has placed a shovel

across the goal line

 

 

元日のホッケー シャベルがゴールライン

Ganjitsu no  hokke shaberu ga  gouru rain

 

 

Joshua Sellers writes haiku in West Memphis, Arkansas, USA.

the first day’s sky:

blue within blue,

wandering thoughts

 

 

元日や想ひさすらふ青い空

Ganjitsu ya  omoi sasurau  aoi sora

 

 

William Sorlien writes haiku in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

He says they have just had an unusually harsh cold spell, lasting from Christmas to now. Temperatures never rose above freezing, and averaged around – 20 C.

taking a bite

from a bitter orange

january thaw

 

 

一月の解けしオレンジ味苦し

Ichigatsu no  tokeshi orenji  aji nigashi

 

 

Louis Osofsky writes haiku in Quincy, CA, USA.

waiting for happiness

i hang

 a new calendar

 

 

幸せを期待しながら暦掛け

Shiawase wo  kitai shinagara  koyomi gake

 

 

John Tiong Chunghoo writes haiku in Malaysia.

new year day

suddenly i feel myself

so old

 

 

元旦や卒然と老ひ感じたり

Gantan ya  sotsuzen to  oi kanji tari

 

 

P K Padhy writes haiku in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India.

The night celebrates

new star arrival

cracking firework.

 

 

新星の出現祝ふ夜の花火

Shinsei no  shutsugen iwau  yo no hanabi

 

 

RAM SHARMA writes haiku in MEERUT u.p, India.

Hope is the driving force

most joyful source,

Will show you the right way

 

 

希望こそ正しき道へ駆り立てる

Kibou koso  tadashiki michi e  karitateru

 

 

Ettore Mosciano writes haiku in English as well as in Italian in Rome, Italy.

Cradled by wave,

is the polished rock

fishing the dreams.

 

 

波磨く育てし岩や夢探す

Nami migaku  sodateshi iwa ya  yume sagasu

 

 

Alberto Savoi also writes haiku in English as well as in Italian in Venice, Italy.

Walking in a mist

have a look of the stars above

this path is still long.

 

 

霧の中星見むとする道遠し

Kiri no naka  hoshi min to suru  michi to o si

 

Last of all, let me post my haiku and a picture of Mt. Taihei in Akita, Japan.

A new tiger

climbs Mt. Taihei

my first dream

 

 

初夢や新生の寅山登る

Hatsuyume ya  shinsei no tora  yama noboru

 

 

The last part of haiku about the New Year appears on January 23.

 

― Hidenori Hiruta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year

2010 !

the Year of the Tiger

 

謹賀新年     kinga shinnen

二千十年           nisen ju nen 

平成二十二年  heisei niju ninen

庚寅               Kanoe Tora

  

Miss Masuda Aika(桝田愛佳), a freshman at Seirei Senior High School in Akita, celebrated the New Year by contributing her haiga to the Akita Sakigake Newspaper (秋田魁新報) on January 1. We readers enjoyed it in the newspaper, sharing the delights of the coming of the New Year with each other.

 

 Ms. Masuda Junko(桝田純子), Aika’s mother, also contributed her haiku about the New Year to the newspaper.

 

初春や山輝いて力湧く 

hatsuharu ya  yama kagayai te  chikara waku

 

Mt. Taihei shines,

giving me power  

New Year’s Day

 

 

 

This is a picture of Mt. Taihei (太平山), which made me write the following haiku.

 

新玉の光に映える太平山 

aratama no  hikari ni haeru  Taiheizan

 

Mt. Taihei 

reflects the light

New Year’s Day

 

 

Next I post two of my haiku about Namahage (なまはげ), or ‘Ogre’ in the Oga Peninsula, Akita.

The first haiku also appeared in the Akita Sakigake Newspaper on January 1.

 

なまはげも男鹿半島で五七五 

Namahage mo  Ogahantou de  go shichi go

 

Namahage Ogre

writes haiku too  

the Peninsula of Oga

 

 

 

The second haiku is this:

 

なまはげは入道崎の光かな

Namahage wa  Nyudouzaki no   hikari kana

 

Namahage Ogre

keeps the lighthouse

Cape of Oga

 

Last of all I post haiku and some photos of swans I happened to find a little before the New Year’s Day.

There were swans taking a break during their flight near the bank of the Omono River (雄物川)in Akita.

Fortunately, I saw swans grooming there.

 

白鳥の繕ひ新た葦の岸

hakucho no  tsukuroi arata  ashi no kishi

 

Swans

groom by the reed bank

for the New Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

We wish you a wonderful 2010 !

 

― Hidenori Hiruta

 

桝田愛佳(Masuda Aika)began painting haiga in her elementary school days.

In summer, 2008, her mother, 桝田純子(Masuda Junko), and David Ferron, an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Akita City, Akita, Japan, took up haiga by Masuda Aika as their haiga project.

 We post their haiga project on the website, dividing it into three stages.

This is the last stage of the haiga project.

We hope that you will appreciate the last part of haiga, with the three basic haiga in the first part.

Ms. Masudas and Davids Haiga Project

 

わたしと俳画  Haiga and me

 秋田市立外旭川小学校 

Akita Municipal Sotoasahikawa Elementary School

六年一組 Sixth grade, First class

桝田愛佳 Masuda Aika

 

始めたきっかけ  Why did I start?

母が知り合いの方に「うちの,愛佳は絵が好きなんですよ。」と,言ったら,その方が「私の母が,俳画を教えています。愛佳さんもやってみませんか?」と,おっしゃったそうです。

 I heard that when my mom said to an acquaintance of hers, “My Aika likes paintings,” she replied, “My mother teaches haiga. Would like to try it?”

わたしはそれを聞いて、面白そうだなと、思っておけいこにいきました。

When I heard this I thought it sounded interesting, so I took some lessons.

 

北潟先生のこと  Ms. Kitagata

北潟先生は、八十歳をすぎていても、お元気で、とても優しくおしえてくれる物知りな先生です。

Even though Ms. Kitagata is over eighty years old she is a very gentle teacher who knows a lot.

本名は「北潟幸枝」ですが、俳画で使う時は、「北潟枝穂」です。

 Her real name is Kitagata Sachie, but when she makes haiga it is Kitagata Shiho.

愛佳                あいか

弟と                おとうとと

ボール遊びの   ボールあそびの

秋休み             あきやすみ

With my younger brother

Playing ball

During fall break

愛佳                あいか

今日のこと      きょうのこと

聴いて始まる   きいてはじまる

わが団らん      わがだんらん

Today

The time I enjoy starts

When I talk with my family

純子句             じゅんこく

おだんごで                  おだんごで

みんなでパーティ        みんなでパーティ

月の夜                        つきのよる

With dumplings

Everyone partied

During the moonlit night

自然との                     しぜんとの

思い出いっぱい           おもいでいっぱい

まんたらめ                  まんたらめ

Plenty of memories

With nature

Mantarame

愛佳                           あいか

初春元旦                                  はつはるがんたん

初雪の思い出のこるまんたらめ  はっゆきのおもいでののこるまんたらめ

First day of the year

Mantarame, where memories of the first snow remain

愛佳                あいか

Cake

美沙季             みさき

愛佳より          あいかより

Misaki

From Aika

幸福を             こうふくを

祈る本堂          いのるほんどう

冬日さす          ふゆびさす

Praying for happiness

In the main hall

Light shines through the window

純子句             じゅんこく

愛佳                           あいか

地ふぶきの                  じふぶきの

果てにほおばる           はてにほおばる

桜もち                        さくらもち

純子句                      じゅんこく

The massive snowstorm’s

Mouth-watering, satisfying

Sakura rice cakes

始業式                          しぎょうしき

たしかに春の                たしかにはるの

かぜがふく                    かぜがふく

純子                           じゅんこ

愛佳                           あいか

As an opening ceremony

Without fail the spring

Wind blows

何べんも                       なんべんも

そりすべりして             そりすべりして

春の雪                          はるのゆき

純子                             じゅんこ

愛佳                             あいか

However many times,

Sliding on a sled

In the spring snow

愛佳                             あいか

おもたせは                    おもたせは

秋の走りの                    あきのはしりの

味ゆたか                       あじゆたか

幸句                             こうく

The souvenir is

The beginning of fall

So delicious

弟からのメッセージ A message from my younger brother

「おねえちゃんがやっているのをみてたのしそうだからやってみたい。」と言って今年七月に始めました。

He said, “I saw my older sister doing it, so I want to try.” He started from July of this year.

かっぱはそのときの作品です。 A kappa is his piece of artwork from that time.

大暑 たいしょ Dog days of summer

健太郎             Kentaro

愛佳                           あいか

螢かと思ってみた        ほたるがとおもってみた

空の星                        そらのほし

I thought they were fireflies

The stars in the sky

二年間を振り返って     Looking back at these two years

俳画をやってみて楽しくて、楽しくてアッと言う間に、二年間がすぎていきました。変わったところは、少しだけ堂々とはなせるようになりました。これからも俳画をつづけたいです。

I really, really enjoyed making haiga and before I knew it, two years passed. What changed is that I am now able to speak a little bit more elegantly. From here on, I want to continue making haiga.

A message from the translator (AKA the guy that messed everything up):

I would be happy to remain unacknowledged, however Ms. Masuda asked me to contribute a brief profile of myself with a piece addressing my feelings towards my contribution to the work. So here I go.

 I am an American and originally hail from Kansas. Yes, Kansas. If you don’t know where that is, I suggest you watch “The Wizard of Oz” or try and buy something made of wheat from America. I currently work for the Japanese government as an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Akita City, Akita, Japan. That basically means I get paid to get kanchos from small children, among other things (I think maybe only two people got that last joke, but I swear those two people laughed really hard).

           It is in this hectic, yet occasionally enjoyable school setting that I met Ms. Masuda. She mentioned her interest in haiga and I admitted my ignorance of the art form. After showing me her daughter’s and son’s artwork, we got on the topic of haiga in English and she wondered how they would sound in another language. From here, the details get sketchy: either she asked me to try my hand at translating them, or I offered myself. I honestly can’t remember exactly how the transaction went down, but next thing I knew, here I was in front of my computer looking at a blue and yellow frog (her son’s painting [which actually has a funny story itself, but I’ll let Ms. Masuda tell that herself, because she tells it with the passion only a mother can have]).  

           As for the translating itself, it actually turned out to be much more of a challenge than what I first thought. Coming into it with some knowledge of Japanese (it was my major in college) and having translated for fun during my free time certainly did help, but by far the hardest part for me was trying to convey the author’s Japanese feelings in English words.

When choosing what words I should use, I tried to keep in mind that the original author started writing haiga when she was nine and made the power point presentation (what I translated from) when she was twelve. So, I tried my best to use words that I thought a girl of similar age, speaking English would use. But at the same time this is a girl writing poetry, so that said, I tried to find a balance between the poetic and the everyday.

A related problem of equal importance was word order. As I was in the process of translating, I felt a lot of the haiga may sound more natural, and maybe even more “poetic” to a native speaker, if their word order was switched. But then I questioned: would this jeopardize the original meaning? Should I sacrifice the structure for the meaning? Was it my place to make this judgment call?

Ultimately, I decided yes, it was. So from the start, I had to choose which I valued more the structure of the haiga or its meaning, and in the end, I tried my best to find a happy balance. Overall, I tried my best to keep the Japanese word order, but when I felt it sounded significantly better in a different order, I changed it for that particular instance and continued on. Since the original Japanese lacks any punctuation whatsoever, I also tried to keep punctuation to a minimum and inserted it in only when I felt it was necessary. However, I did take some liberties with particles and used them to help smooth the beat for the reader. While the original Japanese versions are often times missing particles, I felt that when turned into English they sounded disjointed and incomplete without them.

Finally, I would like to thank Ms. Masuda for putting up with all of my questions and for being patient while I tapped away on my keyboard. Maybe what I wrote above just overanalyzed the entire translating process, but at the very least I hope it shows that I do care about what I did. And I hope it shows as you read it as well. Enjoy.-David Ferron

(The End)

― Posted by Hidenori Hiruta

桝田愛佳(Masuda Aika)began painting haiga in her elementary school days.

In summer, 2008, her mother, 桝田純子(Masuda Junko), and David Ferron, an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Akita City, Akita, Japan, took up haiga by Masuda Aika as their haiga project.

 We post their haiga project on the website, dividing it into three stages.

This is the second stage of the haiga project.

We hope that you will appreciate the second part of haiga, with the three basic haiga in the first part.

Ms. Masudas and Davids Haiga Project

わたしと俳画  Haiga and me

秋田市立外旭川小学校 

Akita Municipal Sotoasahikawa Elementary School

 六年一組 Sixth grade, First class

 桝田愛佳 Masuda Aika

始めたきっかけ  Why did I start?

 母が知り合いの方に「うちの,愛佳は絵が好きなんですよ。」と,言ったら,その方が「私の母が,俳画を教えています。愛佳さんもやってみませんか?」と,おっしゃったそうです。

 I heard that when my mom said to an acquaintance of hers, “My Aika likes paintings,” she replied, “My mother teaches haiga. Would like to try it?”

 わたしはそれを聞いて、面白そうだなと、思っておけいこにいきました。

When I heard this I thought it sounded interesting, so I took some lessons.

北潟先生のこと  Ms. Kitagata

 北潟先生は、八十歳をすぎていても、お元気で、とても優しくおしえてくれる物知りな先生です。

Even though Ms. Kitagata is over eighty years old she is a very gentle teacher who knows a lot.

本名は「北潟幸枝」ですが、俳画で使う時は、「北潟枝穂」です。

 Her real name is Kitagata Sachie, but when she makes haiga it is Kitagata Shiho.

愛佳俳画 006 

愛佳俳画 007愛佳俳画 008

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ふるさとが      ふるさとが

見え元日の      みえがんじつの

炭俵                すみだわら

裕句                ひろしく

愛佳                あいか

In my hometown

During the upcoming New Year

With my charcoal sack

愛佳俳画 017

千代紙の                     ちよがみの

ひなのほほえむ           ひなのほほえむ

三日かな                     みっかかな

Ornate, colored-papered

Grins

Dolls for March third, Girls’ Day

愛佳                           あいか

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愛佳                           あいか

一つとや                     ひとつとや

二つとやあと              ふたつとやあと

遊ぶ夜                        あそぶよる

One, oh, yeah

Two, oh, yeah

A playful night

愛佳俳画 019

愛佳                           あいか

水嵩の                        みずかさの

増してくる如く           ましてくるしく

芹洗ふ                        せりあらう

The volume of water

Rises up

Washing the Japanese parsley

佳郎句             よしろく

新しい雅号      A new pen name

最初にいただいた雅号は「愛苑」だったけれど、同じ雅号の人がいたので「佳苑」という雅号をいただきました。先生に「佳苑」というはんこを作ってもらいました。

The first pen name I was given was Aien, however there was someone else with the same pen name, so I was given the name Kaen. I also received a personal seal with the name Kaen that my teacher made.

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緑さし             みどりさし

猫の歩みも      ねこのあゆみも

映りけり          うつりけり

秀旦句             Does anyone know how to pronounce this?

愛佳                あいか

Day by day, greener and greener

A cat’s steps too

Are reflected

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父の日に                     ちちのひに

絵げいこに来れる        えげいこにこれる

幸よ                           しあわせよ

On Father’s Day

I can practice haiga

So happy (Thank you, dad)

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先生と吹く      せんせいとふく

草笛の             くさぶえの

まちまちに      まちまちに

友子句             ともこく

愛佳                あいか

Blowing with my teacher

The blades of grass

Out of synch

母と俳句          Mom and Haiku

母は、時々川柳(せんりゅう)や俳句をつくっています。母が好きなばらを描いて母の俳句をのせたら、泣いて喜んでいました。母は、すっかりその気になって毎月おけいこの時は、はりきって、俳句をつくっています。

My mom sometimes makes haiku and senryu (humorous Japanese poems). When I painted a rose, which my mother likes, and added one of my mom’s haikus, she was so happy she cried.  My mom was overwhelmingly pleased and now every month during my lessons cheerfully makes haikus.

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嵐にも                        あらしにも

りんりんと咲く           りんりんとさく

花畑                           はなばたけ

Despite the storm

The flower garden

Is vigorously blooming

純子句                        じゅんこく

愛苑                           あいえん

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苗代の             なわしろの

月夜は             つきよは

はんの木に      はんのきに

けむる             けむる

The bed of rice’s

Moonlit night

Is shrouded by

The Japanese alder

 素逝句             そせいく

(To Be Continued)

 

― Posted by Hidenori Hiruta

桝田愛佳(Masuda Aikabegan painting haiga in her elementary school days.

In summer, 2008, her mother, 桝田純子(Masuda Junko), and David Ferron, an ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) in Akita City, Akita, Japan, took up haiga by Masuda Aika as their haiga project.

We post their haiga project on the website, dividing it into three stages.

We hope that you will appreciate haiga by an elementary schoolgirl in Akita.

 

Ms. Masudas and Davids Haiga Project

 

わたしと俳画  Haiga and me

 秋田市立外旭川小学校 

Akita Municipal Sotoasahikawa Elementary School

 六年一組 Sixth grade, First class

 桝田愛佳 Masuda Aika

始めたきっかけ  Why did I start?

 母が知り合いの方に「うちの,愛佳は絵が好きなんですよ。」と,言ったら,その方が「私の母が,俳画を教えています。愛佳さんもやってみませんか?」と,おっしゃったそうです。

I heard that when my mom said to an acquaintance of hers, “My Aika likes paintings,” she replied, “My mother teaches haiga. Would like to try it?”

わたしはそれを聞いて、面白そうだなと、思っておけいこにいきました。

When I heard this I thought it sounded interesting, so I took some lessons.

北潟先生のこと  Ms. Kitagata

 北潟先生は、八十歳をすぎていても、お元気で、とても優しくおしえてくれる物知りな先生です。

Even though Ms. Kitagata is over eighty years old she is a very gentle teacher who knows a lot.

本名は「北潟幸枝」ですが、俳画で使う時は、「北潟枝穂」です。

Her real name is Kitagata Sachie, but when she makes haiga it is Kitagata Shiho.

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せつせつと                  せつせつと

眼まで濡らして           めまでぬらして

髪洗ふ                        かみあらう

節子句                        せつこく

愛佳                           あいか

Frenziedly

Eyes get wet

When hair’s washed

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マスカット                  マスカット

おいしく食べし           おいしくたべし

夜食後                        やしょくあと

愛佳                           あいか

Muscat grapes

Deliciously eaten

After dinner

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愛佳                あいか

山の雲             やまのくも     

いけしまま      いけしまま

松立てにけり   まつたてにけり

章句                あきらく

Pine trees stood

In the mountain clouds      

Like arranged flowers

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愛佳                           あいか

十五夜の                     じゅうごやの

雲のあそびて              くものあそびて

かぎりなし                  かぎりなし

夜半句                        やはんく

For fifteen nights

The clouds played

Endlessly

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愛佳                あいか

冬に入る          ふゆにはいる

山国の紺          やまごくのこん

女学生             じょがくせい

Headed into winter

The mountain country’s dark blue

Schoolgirl

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牡丹雪                        ぼたんゆき

地に近づきて              ちにちかづきて

迅く落つ                     はやくおつ

六林男句                     むりおく

愛佳                           あいか

十才                           じゅうさい

Large snowflakes

Come towards the ground

And swiftly fall

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金銀の                        きんぎんの

紙ほどの幸                 かみほどのさち

クリスマス                  クリスマス

欣一句                        きんいちく

愛佳                           あいか

Gold and silver

Little joy-filled paper

At Christmas

(To  be continued)

 

 ― Posted by  Hidenori  Hiruta