What is Haiku?

Friday, May 24, 2024 | 14:00-15:00
Toshi Center Hotel – Orion Hall (5F) & Online

Haiku is a style of poetry that enlightens and opens readers and writers to new perspectives, renowned for both its simplicity and complexity. As an art form, it has rapidly evolved from structured Japanese short-verse to an international phenomena that has hybridised via the infusion of many languages and literary techniques. Haiku has been adopted by many well-known poets, including Taneda Santoka, Basho Matsuo, Masaoka Shiki, Jack Kerouac, Marlene Mountain, and more.

In this workshop, renowned haiku instructors Hana Fujimoto and Emiko Miyashita will explain some of the basic differences between traditional Japanese and foreign-language approaches to the art form. They will also discuss how to evaluate haiku for its technical mastery and its emotional impact.

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