Online Videos for Photo-haiku Contests in Matsuyama and Kagoshima!

An Online Tool for Educators Teaching Haiku As an online tool for educators teaching haiku, we recommend this video created by David McMurray (professor at International University of Japan) and his seminar students. The video teaches students how to write haiku and photo-haiku and how to participate in haiku contests. The video demonstrates how seminar … Continue reading Online Videos for Photo-haiku Contests in Matsuyama and Kagoshima!

Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! (42)

Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! On the morning of October 25, 2014, Mr. Masayuki Tsuchihashi, Mr. Hayato Shimokubo, Mr. Takayuki Fukuyama, Ms. Chen Ching Ling (Taiwan), Ms. Rachel Alexandra Bawerbank (UK), and Ms. Jessica Williams (UK) reached Akita Station by bus from Tokyo to take part in the 29th National Culture Festival Haiku … Continue reading Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! (42)

Results of the 2nd ONLY ONE TREE Haiku Contest

Results of the 2nd ONLY ONE TREE Haiku Contest 2,020 haiku composed in the English language vied for recognition in the ONLY ONE KAGOSHIMA TREE haiku contest supported by the Asahi Shimbun and organized by the International University of Kagoshima. Kindly assisted by Mr. Hidenori Hiruta of the Akita International Haiku Network, in 2015 the … Continue reading Results of the 2nd ONLY ONE TREE Haiku Contest

The R. H. Blyth Award 2013 to David McMurray in Kagoshima, Japan

  On January 19, I received an exciting e-mail from Dr. Angelee Deodhar, a haiku friend of mine in India.    Dear Hidenori Hiruta san,  Please do have a look at this site:  https://sites.google.com/site/worldhaikureview2/jan-2014-issue/blyth-award  With best wishes for 2014, angelee   The site says as follows. R H Blyth award January 2014 The R. H. … Continue reading The R. H. Blyth Award 2013 to David McMurray in Kagoshima, Japan