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Fay Aoyagi’s 3rd book “Beyond the Reach of My Chopsticks” is available! If you would like to order, please contact Fay (fayaoyagi [at] $15 including shipping; check and paypal* are accepted for payment. (*additional $1 will be charged for paypal payment.)

faybook cover photo by Garry(replace [at] with @when sending me a mail).

Winners of Touchstone Book Award 2012 (Haiku Foundation) and Kanterman Award 2012 (Haiku Society of America)     (Cover Photo:  Garry Gay)


Today’s Haiku (January 13, 2017)

風呂の灯もはや消されけり狩の宿   榎本好宏

furo no hi mo haya kesarekeri kari no yado

            bathroom light

            already gone…

            a hunter’s  inn

                                    Yoshihiro Enomoto

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, December 2016 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Fay’s Note:  ‘kari’ (hunting) is a winter kigo.

Today’s Haiku (January 12, 2017)

ともしびを消したる月の白障子   山川幸子

tomoshibi o keshitaru tsuki no shiroshôji

            lights out…

            the moon

            on the white paper screen

                                                Sachiko Yamakawa

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine, December 2016 Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo

Today’s Haiku (January 10, 2017)

一枚の龍のうろこを初硯      長谷川 櫂

ichimai no ryû no uroko o hatsu suzuri

a piece of dragon’s scale

 my first ink stone

of the year

                                                        Kai Hasegawa

from “Kashiwamochi” (a rice cake with sweet beans wrapped in an oak leaf), a haiku collection of Kai Hasegawa, published by Seiji-sha, 2013, Kyoto

Today’s Haiku (April 30, 2016)

飛花落花地球はくす玉の形 工藤玲音

hikarakka chikyû wa kusudama no katachi

              flying petals… falling petals…

              the earth in a shape

              of a kusudama ball

                                          Rein Kudo

from “Shûkan Haiku” (“Haiku Weekly”) #469, 4/17/16 Issue,

Fay’s Note:  ‘kusudama’ is a large decorative paper ball used for festive occations.


Reached the milestone of 3000 haiku here…

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Fay Aoyagi


July 1, 2017

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Today’s Haiku (December 28, 2015)

このひと世つぎのひと世ぞ冬霞   寺井谷子

kono hitoyo tsugi no hitoyo zo fuyugasumi

              this world

              and the world after this…

              winter mist

                                          Taniko Terai

from ‘Haidan,’ (‘Haiku Stage’) a monthly haiku magazine,  January 2015  Issue, Honami Shoten, Tokyo