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With thanks to Tohta-sensei for this contribution.

This is the Japanese haiku magazine of Master Tohta Kaneko’s group. Each monthly issue features new haiku by Tohta-sensei and members of his far-flung group that spans all of Japan and many overseas contributors. Here is one of Tohta-sensei’s haiku from this issue (tr. wjh):

seijika ga shaberitsukarete aogaeru

the politician
exhausted from talking–
the tree frogs

(With thanks to Kayoko Hashimoto for assistance with the selection and translation.)

(Note: If you see a line of question marks above the italics, your browser is not set up to read Japanese text. Not to worry! Anything given in Japanese here will also include romaji.)

For more information on Kaitei in Japanese, visit Tohta-sensei’s web site at: http://www.tohta.jp/kaiteiindex.htm.

I don’t have the time just now, but later on we’ll have a post here on the typical layout and content of the many hundreds of monthly haiku magazines in Japan.

Click here for the beginnings of a list of the Kaitei issues in my collection.



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