The Results of the Eleventh HIA Haiku Contest

The Award ceremony for the Eleventh Haiku Contest was held at Arcadia Ichigaya Tokyo from 10:30 till 11:15, on Saturday November 28th, 2009. The 20th Anniversary of HIA Symposium and reception party followed.


The Eleventh HIA Haiku Contest

Sponsored by Haiku International Association
Supported by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, The Japan Times

Number of submissions

Japanese haiku: 824
Non-Japanese haiku: 299

The announcement and comments on the winning haiku

The announcement and the comments on the non Japanese haiku were given by Kiuchi Toru, a director of HIA

 
the 11th : 2009

Haiku in Japanese
Translations by Miyashita Emiko and Michael Dylan Welch

Judges :
Inahata Teiko, Takaha Shugyô, Uda Kiyoko, Arima Akito, Hoshino Tsunehiko, Bôjô Nakako, Kurahashi Yôson, Nagata Ryûtarô, Yamazaki Hisao, Ôkubo Hakuson, Yamazaki Satoshi ,Tanayama Harô, Anzai Atsushi, Katô Kôko, Yamada Hiroko, Ôtaka Mukai, Kashiwabara Min'u


The Haiku International Association Award

sensô wo shiranu rôka ya kaifûrin
Katayama Takeko
the corridor knows
nothing of the war−
a wind chime of shells

HIA Kogure Award (in honor of Kogure Gôhei, former president)

shimabito no orasho tonaete ta wo suki ni
Tanaka Taeko
the islanders offer
Christian prayers, and then go
to plow their rice fields

The Association of Haiku Poets Award

yosuru yori hiku nami nagaki banka kana
Baba Yoshihiko
offshore waves
take longer than onshore
end of summer

The Modern Haiku Association Award

jiraigen mada aru kuni no tsuki sumeri
Izumi Toshiko
minefields
still . . .
this country's clear moon

The Association of Japanese Classical Haiku Award

senbon no motsureru wa naki taki no ito
Itô Setsuko
thousands
yet still untangled
the waterfall's threads

The Nihon Keizai Shimbun Award

rêsu amu yubi kagirinaku kage wo amu
Takahashi Kaoru
knitting lace
fingers endlessly
knitting shadows

The Japan Times Award

parîsai wo yonde imadani pari shirazu
Yoshida Hiroshi
I write of Bastille Day
in my haiku yet
do not know Paris

Haiku in non Japanese

Judges :
Kiuchi Toru, Kimura Toshio

Prize Winners

Selected by Toru Kiuchi
Two invalids−
me disabled veteran
and a deer.
Tomislav Ž. Vujčič(Serbia)

waterfowl
drift into
photos
Owen Bullock(New Zealand)

Selected by Toshio Kimura
Gliding to sea
towers of sandy castle.
Long lizard's tail
Tatjana Stefanovič (Serbia)

late autumn
moonlight preserved
in a glass jar
Olga Hooper (U.S.A)

Honorable Mentions

Selected by Kiuchi
night of silence
I find a river stone
in my pocket
Pamela A. Babusci(U.S.A)


winter afternoon
one empty space
in the library carpark
Kirsten Cliff(New Zealand)


moonlight−
Spanish moss hung from tree
ghost swaying
Naomi Y. Brown(U.S.A)


summer shower:
Donald Duck's head peeping
out of gutter-pipe
Tatjana Stefanovič(Serbia)



Selected by Kimura
ghosts of distant conflict
still haunt−
the unarmoured soul
David Dayson(UK)


new coolness
soldiers' black boots crunch
leaves of gold
Roberta Beary(U.S.A.)


all the reed
combed in one way
the wind in a marsh
Zeljka Vucinic Jambre(Croatia)


full moon
the hole
of his wedding ring
Petar Tchouhov(Bulgaria)



HIA calls for HAIKU for International Symposium of the 20th Anniversary of HIA and the Haiku Contest
Impression of HIA Symposium and Photo Gallery

Date:
Saturday, November 28, 2009 10:30am〜
Place:
"Ichigaya Arcadia" 4-2-25 Kudankita Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL 03-3261-9921
Symposium Panelists:
  Lenard Moore President of Haiku Society of America
Annie Bachini President of British Haiku Society
Stefan Wolfschutz President of German Haiku Society
Marijan Cêkolj President of Croatian Haiku Society
Akito Arima President of Haiku International Association
Coordinator:
  Tsunehiko Hoshino, Vice President of HIA
Symposium Theme:
  "HAIKU Worldwide ― Present and Future"

Haiku Contest:

Announcement of the winning works:
Saturday. November 28, 2009
The judges will comment on the winning works in the Award Ceremony.
The winning works will also appear in the "HI" journal.
Up to Two(2):
  haiku per entrant can be accepted for the entry
Note:
Works already published elsewhere are not accepted.
Entry Forms:
  Please use the Application form which is inserted in "HI" journals.
Photocopied Application form can be accepted
Please PRINT haiku clearly
or by e-mail from the Application Form.
Closing date:
  September 20, 2009
judges:
  KIUCHI Toru, KIMURA Toshio
Entry forms should be sent to:
  The Haiku International Association(HIA)
2-7 Azuma Bldg. 7F Ichigaya Tamachi, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 162-0843
Japan TEL:81-3-5228-9004 FAX:81-3-5228-9007
Sponsor:
  Haiku International Association
Co-Sponsors:
  Association of Haiku Poets, Modern Haiku Association, Association of Japanese Classical Haiku
Supporters:
  Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture,
the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, The Japan Times,
U.S.Embassy, Embassy of Germany, Embassy of Croatia,
British Council
Granted by:
  The Tokyo Club