Genjuan International Haibun Contest 2020

I am delighted to be a part of this wonderful Haiku in English group that Stephen Gill runs and teaches in Kansai. I attend the Senri-Chuo meetings in Osaka. Do enter a haibun today!


We are pleased to announce that the Genjuan International Haibun Contest 2020 will be open for submissions from Oct. 1 till Jan. 31 (arriving a couple of days late is usually OK). This year we have a new Officer, Yaeno Azuchi, and therefore a new address: 53-56 Izumigawa-cho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0807, Japan. Much gratitude goes to her predecessor in Hyogo, Eiko Mori, for many years of bright, efficient service.

We also have two new Judges, both haiku poets: Akiko Takazawa & Sean O’Connor. Akiko, a disciple of Murio Suzuki (1919-2004), leads the Karinka 花林花 group and lectures on haiku at NHK Gakuen in Tokyo. She is also a fine translator of haiku, both Japanese into English and vice versa. Sean is the author of Even the Mountains – Five Years in a Japanese Village, amongst other memorable books, and has a good grasp of the Japanese view of…

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3 thoughts on “Genjuan International Haibun Contest 2020

  1. Congratulations to all the WiK Competition winners, especially to Hailstone Circle poets, Mayumi Kawaharada and Richard Steiner! A pity that the WiK and the Genjuan Haibun contests were concomitant. Genjuan Haibun Contest results will be posted on the Icebox in mid April. This year s 127 entries means allowing plenty of time for the judges! Thank you for your patience.?


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