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The 2019 Akita International Haiku Contest ・ 2019年度秋田国際俳句コンテスト

#Haiku Happenings #3: The 2019 Akita International Haiku Contest is open!

Akita International Haiku Network


The Akita International Haiku, Senryū, and Tanka Network organized the Japan-Russia Haiku Contest with great success for 7 years. This tri-lingual (Japanese, Russian, and English) contest always yielded beautiful poetry from poets all over the world.

This year, however, we are re-launching the haiku contest simply as “Akita International Haiku Contest” and will (regretfully) only be accepting haiku in Japanese or English.

The organizers still hope that the contest will serve as an opportunity to deepen mutual understanding among people from all over the world, and promote Japan’s traditional poetic form of HAIKU. We also hope that this contest will continue to draw attention to the Akita region, its rich natural heritage, and community of poets.

ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to the public of any nationality in the world.

ENTRY: Only one (1) haiku is allowed to be submitted per haiku poet. Haiku must be…

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