Nagoya, Japan

ORGANIZER: Leah Ann Sullivan

CONTACT: imaike2005@yahoo.com

NAGOYA, JAPAN (1 of 2 Events in Japan)

Local poets and first-time poets, poets, Japanese EFL students and native (and non-native) English speakers will gather for a morning ginko (haiku walk).

We’ll begin at Osu Kannon temple in Nagoya, spend two hours strolling through the neighborhood and adjacent Shopping Arcades as the market comes to life.

We will proceed for a ten-minute walk to the next subway station, Kamimaezu, and hold a haiku-writing workshop at Mondo Books.

There will be a reading of everyone’s poems and a vote for audience favorites.

We hope to post live footage of the workshop and reading via an on-site webcam. A mix of cultures and languages, poetry and a celebration of whatever the haiku genre means to all of us.

P.S. The event is not for children due to Japanese privacy laws (against publication of children’s photos), as well as that a quiet atmosphere will be encouraged. Contact: imaike2005@yahoo.com

Osu Kannon ginko walk round-up

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