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Akita International Haiku Network, The 4th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest 2015

Hope that haiku could deepen mutual understanding and enjoyment of different cultures between those people who read or compose the poem, helping make the world peaceful.”
Hidenori Hiruta, Akita International Haiku Network

 

In 2015, Akita International Haiku Network held the 4th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest in celebration of the great success of the 29th National Cultural Festival in Akita 2014.  As a result, 1,146 haiku were submitted from 59 countries as follows:

404 haiku were submitted for the Japanese haiku section from 6 countries: China, Denmark, Japan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine.

247 haiku were submitted for the Russian haiku section from 17 countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Georgia, Japan, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

495 haiku were submitted for the English haiku section from 50 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece,  Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lithuania, Macedonia,  Malaysia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Sudan, Switzerland,  Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Tunisia, UK, USA, and Vietnam.

 

 

the 4th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest - 1146 haiku 59 countries -1 Indonesia 495 Engl Haiku (Akita Intl Haiku Network) (2)

 

stone garden
with a butterfly on his cap
a passerby in bloom!

George Filonov

We all try our best
in our busy, busy lives
to write poetry.”

Akita International Haiku Network

Akita International Haiku Network

1,146 haiku from 59 countries to the 4th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest

August 31 , 2015

Akita International Haiku Network

1.    The Akita International Haiku Network held the 4th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest
in celebration of the great success of the 29th National Cultural Festival in Akita

2014.  This is because the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest ended in a great

success as part of the 29th National Cultural Festival in Akita 2014. 1,130 haiku

were submitted from 46 countries.

    In 2012, the 1st Japan -Russia Haiku Contest was launched with the help of

 JAPAN CENTER IN VLADIVOSTOK as one of the links with the cultural

 exchange between Japan and Russia, wishing to provide an opportunity to

 mutually share haiku related to the theme of “the sea” (The Sea of Japan) which

connects Japan and Russia.

The organizer hoped that the contest would serve as an opportunity to deepen

mutual understanding among…

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