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

Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta (5)

Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta (5)   All rights reserved ©Hidenori Hiruta 蛭田 秀法   Haiku Walks in Kainosawa Hot Spring (貝の沢温泉)   Let me show you around Kainosawa Onsen through photo haiku.     Hot spring mark aflame with red leaves dodan azaleas                                   Kaino-sawa「貝の沢」: the name of a place at the foot of Mount … Continue reading Haiku by Hidenori Hiruta (5)

World Haiku Series 2019 : Guidelines

    Introduction   330 years have passed since Matsuo Bashō「松尾芭蕉, 1644–1694」visited Kisakata「象潟」on the evening of August 1, 1689. Now, the statue of Bashō is erected in the garden of Kammanji Temple「蚶満寺」in Kisakata, Nikaho City「にかほ市」, Akita Prefecture「秋田県」. If Bashō were to be here, the greatest master of haiku would be greatly surprised to find that … Continue reading World Haiku Series 2019 : Guidelines

Haiku by Đurđa Vukelić Rožić in Croatia

Haiku by Đurđa Vukelić Rožić in Croatia             alone on the bench butterfly couple at play and their shadows…   ベンチに独り 蝶の一対が遊んでいる そしてその影...       country evening – smoke crosses the river far from the bridge   田舎の夕べ ― 煙が川を渡る 橋から遠い所     ripe pomegranate… I take the setting sun … Continue reading Haiku by Đurđa Vukelić Rožić in Croatia

Haiku by Vladislava Simonova in Ukraine

Ms. Vladislava Simonova in Ukraine is the winner of JAL FOUNDATION AWARD(JAL財団賞) in the Russian section of the 7th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest 2018 for the following haiku.   Пишу на песке. Вновь утащила волна хайку в дальний путь.   Владислава  Симонова  (Ukraine)   Writing on the sand - and again a wave drives my haiku … Continue reading Haiku by Vladislava Simonova in Ukraine