Haiku by Alexander Dolin (Part 3)

Professor Alexander Dolin teaches Japanese Literature and Civilization Studies at Akita International University(AIU)(国際教養大学)in Akita.   He also writes haiku.   First of all, we post haiku by Professor Alexander Dolin .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         年毎に遊びに来たる秋の風  Every year he comes to pay me a visit, this autumn wind… 秋風に友の声かも山の道  With the autumn wind it seems, the voice of my … Continue reading Haiku by Alexander Dolin (Part 3)

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Basho’s peach blossoms

  This is a picture of peach blossoms I took in Akita in the middle of May. Peach blossoms have been loved and taken up in haiku, waka, folklore, legends, and cultural events since the ancient days in Japan.  Peach trees originated in China, where they loved peaches as well as peach blossoms, so they … Continue reading Basho’s peach blossoms