Haiku is a form of Japanese traditional
literary art, which is at present well known and loved
throughout the world.
One of the interests of the Former President of the European Council, Mr.
Herman van Rompuy is also haiku.
This is an indication that haiku has the ability to connect
and create exchanges between people from various countries
and regions. To think that haiku can pass through and
link people living in distant countries together, is truly
an amazing thing don’t you agree?
The World Children’s Haiku Contest,
sponsored by JAL Foundation, is held biennially and is
an opportunity for children from around the world to learn
It is JAL Foundation’s hope that through using the same
theme as a basis for the composing of their haiku, the
children do not only gain an understanding of Japan and
its culture, but they are also able to share their impressions
so that mutual exchanges can be deepened.
For adults, whom up until now have
not had an interest in haiku, we believe you will
also enjoy reading "How to Make HAIKU", so if possible
please do try to have a quick look!When attempting
to compose haiku for the first time, although it
may seem that following a set 5-7-5 syllable rule
and using haiku seasonal words is difficult, it
is not entirely necessary to adhere to these rules.
At first, why not just try putting into words the
things that can be seen in your surroundings or
describing events that have occurred? After composing
your very first haiku, you may find that a fondness
for this literary art form has unexpectedly grown!