Haiku by Students at AIU (Part 5)

  In the posting this time, I take up AIU Festival 2010 held on October 10-11 at Akita International University(国際教養大学)and the haiku presentation by students at the AIU class of Japanese literature.   AIU Festival 2010 (Part 1)   The theme is shown in the following photo:         Here is a photo … Continue reading Haiku by Students at AIU (Part 5)

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Haiku by Roberta Beary for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (1)

  Int'l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 has just started on May 12 on the website of the Akita International Haiku Network in Akita, Northern Honshu, Japan. At the same time 2010 Bath Japanese Festival , our sister festival, has begun and gives Festival Launch Party in Bath, UK, this evening. Masuda Aika(桝田愛佳), a haiga painter, … Continue reading Haiku by Roberta Beary for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (1)

Haiku about the New Year (2010)

  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 … Continue reading Haiku about the New Year (2010)

Haiga by an Elementary Schoolgirl in Akita (Part 3)

  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 … Continue reading Haiga by an Elementary Schoolgirl in Akita (Part 3)