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I am happy to announce I uploaded 2000th haiku. I hope this site helps you peak contemporary Japanese. I will not say my translation is always perfect, but my policy is ‘keep going’!
In January 2009, I started translating tanka from “Gendai Tanka no Kansho 101” (Apreciation of Modern Tanka 101), an anthology written and edited by Ken Kodaka. It took longer than I thought, but I am happy to announce that the mission was completed at last!
Since I do not write tanka and some poets use classic Japanese, I found tanka translation more difficult than haiku translation. From now on (at least for a while), this blog will concentrate on haiku.
I appreciate your support and encouragement in the past 3 years!
November 30, 2011, San Francisco
tsuki wa kiniro wagami wa chisaki gakki nari
the moon is in a golden color
a small music instrument
from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, April 2013Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo
jimi hendorikusu hoshigaki shirazuni shisu
he died without
tasting a dried persimmon
from “Spica Haiku Web Magazine,” 9/1/2013, http://spica819.main.jp
basshi suru hokani te wa nashi aki no kure
but tooth extraction…
from “Shûkan Haiku” (“Haiku Weekly”) #336, 9/29/2013 Issue, http://weekly-haiku.blogspot.com
nagaki yo ni hasami o irete dekiaisu
cutting a long night
and I dote on it
from “Chô Shinsen 21” , (“After New Selection 21”) edited by Bansei Tsukushi, Yasuko Tsushima, Leona Takayama, You-shorin, Nagano, Japan, December 2010
tairiku no kabocha nemurasete kara kiru
a pumpkin from the continent
I cut it
after putting it sleep
from ‘Spica Haiku Web Magazine,’ 11/4/2013, http: spica919.main.jp
namioto no hirataku narinu tsuki no umi
sounds of waves
the moon ocean
from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, November 2013 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo