How much experience do you have with “Haiku”?
Japanese students have probably studied and created Haiku in junior and senior high school class.
Haiku is one of the world’s shortest forms of poetry, characterised by its basic 5-7-5 pattern 17 syllable structure.
It has become intimately familiar to Japanese people since long ago for its expressions of everyday events and the4 seasons in literature.
Now we have invited Mr. Toru Kiuchi, a director of the Haiku International Association to conduct an English Haiku workshop here at the ICC. After learning about English Haiku you can try making your own Haiku poem in English. The rules are not hard so you can participate easily, international students and Japanese students who are not confident in their English are also welcome.
There will also be an opportunity for you to mix with your fellow participants, so come alongand enjoy Haiku with us!
Date & Time
April 16th, 2019 (Tue) 4:30pm – 6:00pm (doors open 4:15pm)
Okuma Garden House (1F, Bldg 25)
Waseda students, Staff & General public
Dr. Toru Kiuchi
Completed master’s program in English Literature at Waseda Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Received a doctorate from Nihon University in 2003.
Was a professor at Nihon University until 2017. Has been a director of the Haiku International Association since 2003. After that he has been a judge in, amongst others, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sponsored Japan-EU English Haiku Contest as well as a commentator on NHK radio.
In order to further promote English Haiku he also gives lectures throughout Japan and the United States and in 2006 in Egypt at the invitation of The Japan Foundation.