石田三成辞世420周年:the 420th Anniversary of Ishida Mitsunari’s Farewell Tanka

Ishida Mitsunari (石田三成)is familiar in Akita Prefecture, Japan, as is shown in Hidenori Hiruta's e-book “HAIKU Surmounting 山上” published as (English Edition) Kindle版 through Amazon on September 9, 2019. Hiruta's haiku book has a page on a present sent from Ishida Mitsunari to Satake Yoshinobu(佐竹義宣), the first lord of the Akita Domain. Here is a copy … Continue reading 石田三成辞世420周年:the 420th Anniversary of Ishida Mitsunari’s Farewell Tanka

The Results of the World Haiku Series 2020

The Results of the World Haiku Series 2020     Bashō's Farewell Haiku On November 28, 1694, Matsuo Bashō became critically sick with a stomach illness and died peacefully, surrounded by his disciples. He did not compose any formal death poem on his deathbed, but the following haiku he wrote four days before his death … Continue reading The Results of the World Haiku Series 2020

World Haiku Series 2019 (213) Renga (連歌) by Mitsunari Ganzicy, Mitsunari Masyo and Mitsunari Ae-no ason (Akamatsu)

The World Haiku Series 2019 ends with today's updating.  We are most grateful to all the authors for having shared their fine works of haiku with our haiku friends in the world. Thanks a million again.   World Haiku Series 2019 (213) Renga (連歌) by Mitsunari Ganzicy, Mitsunari Masyo and Mitsunari Ae-no ason (Akamatsu)   … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2019 (213) Renga (連歌) by Mitsunari Ganzicy, Mitsunari Masyo and Mitsunari Ae-no ason (Akamatsu)

World Haiku Series 2019 (61) Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta

World Haiku Series 2019 (61) Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta   1.   Prayers leaving for the universe 3.11 tsunami   天と地に広がる祈り大津波   2. First fishing leaving the port with prayers on   初漁や祈りを乗せて岸を出づ   3.   Blueberries bearing the buds of hope on the tsunami area   津波跡ブルーベリーの希望の芽   4.   Prayers illumined on the … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2019 (61) Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta

山谷番楽五百年 : Five Centuries of Yamaya Bangaku

「山谷番楽(やまやばんがく)五百年」 -短歌12首― 蓬田(よもぎだ) 真弓   “Five Centuries of Yamaya Bangaku” ―12 pieces of Tanka― YOMOGIDA Mayumi                      山谷(やまや)番(ばん)楽(がく)は秋田県秋田市太平(たいへい)山谷(やまや)地区に伝わる民俗芸能である。太平山信仰の山伏らによって伝えられたとされている。山谷番楽には、面を付けて舞う演目がある。番楽面は十五面で、生きているという言い伝えがある。(蓬田真弓)      Yamaya bangaku is a folk art inherited in Yamaya District, Akita City, Akita Prefecture.  It is said to have been handed down by yamabushi, hermits who believe in the spirits of Mt. Taihei.  Some Yamaya bangaku performances are … Continue reading 山谷番楽五百年 : Five Centuries of Yamaya Bangaku

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

The Results of the World Haiku Series 2019

The Results of the World Haiku Series 2019     Preface   Matsuo Bashō「松尾芭蕉, 1644-1694」 arrived at Kisakata 「象潟」on the evening of August 1, 1689, when a misty rain started to fall, obscuring Mount Chōkai 「鳥海山」. During his stay he wrote haiku about Kisakata.   象潟の雨や西施がねぶの花   Kisakata in rain! Seishi is reminded by The … Continue reading The Results of the World Haiku Series 2019