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■ Haiku in English on a set theme

The photo for the 11th Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest

Using one of our photos as a prompt, submit your original haiku to create a photo-haiku combination.

Click the photo to enlarge it.

Photo by Kit Nagamura
Photo 1Dogo Onsen backstreet (Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture)
Photo by Kit Nagamura
Photo 2Heron taking flight, Gogoshima (Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture)
Photo by Kit Nagamura
Photo 3Awai River delta (Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture)
Photo by Kit Nagamura
Photo 4Plane crafter (Iyo City, Ehime Prefecture)
Photo by Kit Nagamura
Photo 5Approach to Isaniwa Shrine (Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture)

Cities that have signed a tourism exchange agreement with Matsuyama City

provided by Yokosuka
Photo 6Rock carving of Buddha, Mt. Takatori (Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
provided by Higashi Matsuyama
Photo 7Quokka, the happiest animal in the world (Higashi Matsuyama City, Saitama Prefecture)
provided by Ikaruga
Photo 8Evening view of Hokkiji Temple (Ikaruga Town, Nara Prefecture)
provided by Shinjuku
Photo 9Poet and Novelist Fumiko Hayashi's Final Resting Place Shinjuku City Historic Site (Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo Prefecture)
provided by Kumamoto
Photo 10Kumamoto Castle Tower restoration completed (Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture)
provided by Hiroshima
Photo 11Hiroshima Castle reflected in the water (Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture)
provided by Museum Meiji-mura
Photo 12Antiquity (Inuyama City, Aichi Prefecture)

Deadline: January 11, 2022

*The form must be filled out completely

Author's name (real name)
Country of residence / Japanese prefecture  
Telephone
Email address

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Photo
Your haiku

Pen name (If you want your haiku to be published under your pen name, write it here.)

■ Notes for applications

The copyrights of winning works will belong to the author. However, please note that the winning works may appear in printed versions and/or web and SNS sites managed by the organizer.

Haiku on a set theme

  1. Submit only haiku related to the 12 photos.
  2. You may only submit one haiku for each of the 12 photos, i.e., 12 at the most.
  3. Submissions must be previously unpublished haiku by the applicant.
  4. Be sure not to mistake the number of the photo that goes with the haiku.

■ Personal information policy

Personal information submitted by applicants will be used for making contact and sending prizes. It will not be used for any other purpose, nor will it be made available to third parties without permission. After informing the winners, we will publish the name of the author (pen name or real name) and country of residence. If it appears that the rules for applying have not been followed, the organizer may cancel any award given and the haiku will not be published.

■ Winners

Winners will be first informed by phone or email in March 2022, then announced on the website.

■ Prizes

Your photo-haiku in Japanese

Grand Prix: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 30,000 yen

Award for excellence: 2 winners - Goods equivalent to 3,000 yen

Your photo-haiku in English

Grand Prix: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 30,000 yen

Award for excellence: 2 winners - Goods equivalent to 3,000 yen

Haiku in Japanese on a set theme

Grand Prix: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 10,000 yen

Award for excellence: 2 winners - Goods equivalent to 3,000 yen

Haiku in English on a set theme

Grand Prix: 1 winner - Goods equivalent to 10,000 yen

Award for excellence: 2 winners - Goods equivalent to 3,000 yen

■ Standard Rules of English haiku for the Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest

  1. Three lines
  2. With or without a season word
  3. No fixed number of syllables

■ Guidelines for English haiku submitted to the Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest

  1. When applying, provide your name (real name), country of residence, phone number and email address. If this information is incomplete, the submission will be excluded.
  2. If the winner cannot be contacted in person by phone or email, the award will be cancelled.
  3. A notice confirming that your submission has been received will be sent by email. Once you have submitted your haiku, it is not possible to make any changes.

■ Promotors

Matsuyama Haiku Promotion Committee, Matsuyama

■ Supporter

Asahi Culture Center, Asahi Shimbun Company

■ Enquiries

Matsuyama Haiku office
Tel: 089-945-6445(10:00 to 17:00) weekdays only
5F, K-13 Building, 3-9-3 Sanbancho, Matsuyama, Ehime, 790-0003 Japan

If you have any questions please contact the Matsuyama Haiku office.
e-mail: matsuyamahaiku@bsec.jp

Haiku Box 365

You can submit other haiku in Japanese at any time to Haiku Box 365, a Matsuyama City website. A new theme is presented every other week.

Haiku Box 365

The Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest supervision: Ruth Vergin, Ehime University