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(2001) a haiku chapbook ￥700 (sold out)LOST HEIAN
(2003) a Japan-in-Asia haiku gathering ￥800 (discount price for last copies)ENHAIKLOPEDIA
(2005) a haiku topic anthology, incl. haibun ￥1,000 (discount price)The MOON and INSECTS
(2007) a haiku chapbook ￥500 (edited by JW)SEASONS OF THE GODS 神々の四季
(2007) ￥1,000 almanac (incl. haibun and illust., just released!)******HAILSTONE EVENTS******(RECENT PAST: for event reports, see archive postings)
Sep 13, 2007 Urban Ginko in Tenroku, N. Osaka (KG/HM)
Nov 17/18, 2007 Hailstone Autumn Haike in the Tango Peninsular, Kyoto Pref. (RD)
Nov 25, 2007 Mt. Ogura Is Shedding Tears pt. 10. (Ritsumeikan Univ. Volunteer Centre)
Dec 1, 2007 Takaragaike Ginko & Renku Study Meet (JD)
Dec 20, 2007
Seasons of the Gods Book Launch, by Nomi Jinja, Takatsuki, Osaka (AM)Jan 13 , 2008 Hatsu Ginko-Rodokukai in Gion, Kyoto (PM)(FORTHCOMING: for further details, please see separate postings; enquiries through the COMMENTS key, please.) Haiku sketch walk: Friday, March 7th; 11:00-3pm (in the event of rain, bring rain gear)
1st rendezvous spot-Eiden Demachiniyagi train station at 10:30am (connected to Keihan Demachiniyagi station in northeast Kyoto)
2nd rendezvous spot-Eiden Ichijoji train station 10:50am (northeast Kyoto)
(If you'd like to join us at any point during the haiku sketch walk let us know.)
Let's tap into our inner senses with a 'haiku sketch walk'. Don't worry, you need not be an artist, or be able to draw well. Just come out for a short walk, allow nature to help you reflect a bit, and sketch whatever impresses you.
We will visit two temple gardens. Forty-five minutes to one hour will be spent at each temple to walk around, reflect, and sketch whatever impresses you. Afterwards, we will have a late lunch around 1:30pm at a nearby soba restaurant. At the restaurant we will share our sketches and try to add complimentary haiku (yours or somebody else's). Bring a small sketch pad or book and a few pencils or your favorite ink pens. Bring temple entance fees: ￥500 for each temple (total:￥1,000) & Bring money for soba if you'd like to eat at the restaurant.
rare snow dayー
on the snowmen //gerald/ (enquiries: Gerald Staggers)English Haiku Workshops - Hibikiai Forum Spring semester at Friend Peace House just north of Nashinoki Shrine E. of the Gosho in C.Kyoto (2nd Thurs. Apr.-Jun. 18:15) and Senri Yomiuri Culture Center’s Eigo de Haiku in N.Osaka (4th Thurs. Jan.-Dec. 18:00, enquiries: Nitta 06-6833-5031). Lecturer: Stephen Gill.******Miscellaneous******Correction- in the anthology, “SEASONS OF THE GODS”, Poem 1/p. 6; the translated Japanese should be written and read as 新年のうるはしき夜明けの使者なるや/天馬空駆く蹄の音す(shin-nen no/uruwashiki yoake no/shisha naru ya/tenba kuu kaku/hizume no oto su).
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