3.11 Haiku from the Romanian Haiku Group (2)

  On August 15, here in Akita prefecture(秋田県), Northern Honshu, Japan, we celebrate the Bon Festival(お盆). According to popular Buddhist belief, ancestral spirits return to their families during the Bon Festival. Religious services are held at all temples, and families pray in front of the home altar and family grave, offering flowers, incense and small … Continue reading 3.11 Haiku from the Romanian Haiku Group (2)

Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (5)

  On March 11, 2011, we had the most powerful earthquake since records began, which struck the Pacific coast of Northeastern Honshu, Japan, triggering a massive tsunami.   Since then I have received e-mails and messages from haiku friends worldwide, in which they have sent their condolences and prayers through haiku, haiga, tanka, short poems, … Continue reading Haiku about the Great East Japan Earthquake (5)