Tanka by Tsutomu Nimure for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (11)

  Tsutomu Nimure, a tanka poet, in Akita, Japan, kindly contributed his tanka in celebration of the 1st anniversary of the opening of the Akita International Haiku Network.   He introduces himself as follows:     Tsutomu Nimure’s way of TANKA   As a college student, I had a Japanese class, which dealt Manyoushu. The teacher of … Continue reading Tanka by Tsutomu Nimure for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (11)

Tanka by Tsutomu Nimure in Akita

  This is the first time to post tanka on the website.  We post tanka poems by Mr. Tsutomu Nimure, and one of tanka poems in  万葉集(Manyoshu),“Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves” , which is  the oldest existing collection of Japanese poetry, compiled some time around 759 A.D. during 奈良時代(Narajidai),“the Nara period ”.   First of all, … Continue reading Tanka by Tsutomu Nimure in Akita