Haiku by Chen Xiaoou in China (Renewed Version)

Firstly, here are some screen shots Mr. Chen Xiaoou took on May 8 when he shared our Akita International Haiku Network with his haiku pieces on it with his Chinese friends on Wechat. Here is also the calligraphy written and sent by his friend Liu Jinlan as congratulations to him. Lastly, please appreciate again haiku by Chen … Continue reading Haiku by Chen Xiaoou in China (Renewed Version)

Hainka : A Fusion of Haiku and Tanka By Pravat Kumar Padhy

Haruo Shirane in his article expressed, “One of the ideals that Basho espoused toward the end of his life was that of the "unchanging and the ever-changing" (fueki ryuko). The "unchanging" implied the need to seek the "truth of poetic art" (fuga no makoto), particularly in the poetic and spiritual tradition, to engage in the vertical axis, … Continue reading Hainka : A Fusion of Haiku and Tanka By Pravat Kumar Padhy

World Haiku Series 2020 (39) Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta

In the breeze a wanderer reaching the Jizō Pass 風薫る地蔵峠に辿り着く Jizō giving a welcome in the breeze 薫風や我を迎へる地蔵尊 Something audible praying in the breeze on the summit 薫風に祈りの混じる山の上 Buddha wearing a mask at zazen 釈迦如来マスク姿の座禅かな The Six Jizō standing on the Six Paths with a mask on マスクかけ六道に立つ六地蔵 The Jizō protecting babies with a mask … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2020 (39) Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta

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 was recorded … 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)