Haiku Workshop

December 13, 2019
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Do you recognize this famous haiku by Matsuo Basho?

Old pond
Frog jumps in
Sound of water


Friday, December 13, 6–8 PM

Haiku poetry is an essential aspect of Japanese culture and language and has gained popularity outside Japan as well. In this workshop, Japanese haiku poet Ms. Sho Otaka will teach students how to write haiku using one to three lines of 17 or fewer syllables, as well as explain how kigo, words or phrases that symbolize the season of the poem, have a role in haiku poetry and Japanese language.

This workshop will be conducted in Japanese with an interpreter.

Prerequisite: Participants must be at level 5 or above at Japan Society’s Language Center or equivalent. To have your level assessed, please call the Language Center at 212-715-1269.

Tuition: Non-members $40; Japan Society Individual and Corporate members $35

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  • Friday, December 13, 2019
  • 6:00 pm