May 1, 2009
Haiku gathering in Tokyo
I participated the World Haiku Association conference in Tokyo. It was held in a nice setting of Japanese garden and an old house. About 30 people gathered there. Top photo: from the left, Bin Akio, Chuei Yagi, Ban'ya Nastuishi, me, Sayumi Kamakura.
After the official agenda, there were haiku readings by the particiapnts, which was accompanied by traditional Japanese muscic. The string instrument, Shamisen, came in after each line of haiku.
Director Ban'ya Natsuishi's greeting (Japanese, French, English) is up on the YouTube website.