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Mariko Kitakubo

Born in Tokyo.
Living in Mitaka-city, Tokyo
Membership
Japan Writers' Association,
Japan PEN Club,
Association of Contemporary Tanka Poets,
Japan Tanka Poets' Society,
Kokoro-No-Hana,
Tanka Online Project,
Tanka Society of America.

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo.
お知らせ

These three tanka from INDIGO were translated into Kannada by Mr. Shrikaanth K. Murthy, the editor of Blithe Spirit and a great poet who lives in U.K.
Thank you so much for your translation.

cobalt blue
was my favorite
color...
until I could see it
in atomic waste

ಆ ನೀಲಿ
ನನ್ನ ಮೆಚ್ಚಿನ-
ದಾಗಿತ್ತು
ನೋಡುವವರೆಗೆ
ಅಣುಲಹರಿಯಲಿ

ā nīli
nanna meccina-
dāgittu
nōḍuvavarege
aṅulahariyali

 

at the market
among the purple grapes
a few
young green ones
thinking about my son

ಸಂತೆಯಲಿ
ಕರಿ ದ್ರಾಕ್ಷಿಗಳ
ನಡುನಡುವೆ
ಹೀಚುಗಳಿಷ್ಟು
ಮಗನ ನೆನೆಯುತ 

santeyali
kari drākṣigaḷa
naḍunaḍuve
hīcugaḷiṣṭu
magana neneyuta

 

remembering
Father's big hand
I'm searching
for the ginkgo-nuts*
in my soft warm pudding

ಅಪ್ಪನ ಕೈ
ನೆನಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ
ಹುಡುಕುತಿಹೆ
ಗೋಡಂಬಿಯನ್ನು
ಪಾಯಸದಲ್ಲಿ

appana kai
nenasi koḷḷuta
huḍukutihe
gōḍambiyanu
pāyasadalli

*Because of the difference in food culture, Kannada translation ueses cashew nuts instead of ginkgo-nuts.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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Amazing moment on the Memorial Day ,Hiroshima...
It was so wonderful experience for me.

It was a scorching hot day. For more than 300 visitors to the event, the museum staff and volunteers, I would like to express my sincere respect.
Thank you so much!
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Ms. Emi Shirasaki, a singer.
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Ms. Kiyoko Horiba, a poet and a Hibakusha in Hirosima.
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Mr. Koyo Kanda, a professional storyteller.
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Japanese drum "Keyaki" by Josaikawagoe junior-high and high school students.
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Mr. Yukinobu Okamura, a curator of the museum. Thank you very much for all the help you have given me.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Since the event day is approaching, I will let you know again.

For the details, you may want to view the Hiroshima Day's event webpage of Maruki Museum.
Access inforimation, including the shuttle service, is also available in their website.

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Maruki Museum,
Thank you so much for accepting me for the Hiroshima Day's event as a bilingual tanka reading performer.

My dearest friends,
Please come on 6th Aug.2017 , (2 p.m. -- )if you like.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Two pieces of my English Tanka are posted in the Poetry Corner, theme "Protesting Our Enviroment" in Colorado Boulevard.net.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Bilingual tanka Reading Performance at the Great great Wednesday Poetry Meeting / Kathabela & Rick Wilson's house on 19th July 2017.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Bilingual Tanka Reading Performance at Kathabela & RickWilson's house on 18th July 2017.
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Bilingual Tanka Reading Performance at the Florence Riford Library Center in San Diego on 16th. July 2017.
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I am most honored to be accepted for this poetry reading event.

Every poets and their performances were so wonderful!
My first experience of San Diego(Actualy it was my first visit to SanDiego!) was AMAZING!
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Tanka Reading performance at the poetry meeting in Caltech, Pasadena on 14th July 2017.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

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Bilingual Tanka Reading Performance at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden /Pasadena on 13th July 2017.
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Bilingual Tanka Reading Performance at Tanka California meeting, Wednesday on 12th July 2017.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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The Bilingual Tanka Reading Performance at Kathabela & Rick Wilson's house for The Tanka Lover Dinner Meeting on 11th July 2017.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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After the meeting, I did one more Bilingual Tanka Reading in Pasadena on 7th July 2017.
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Friday, July 7, 2017

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The Bilingual Tanka Reading at the poetry meeting in Caltech, Pasadena, on 7th July 2017.
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Friday, July 7, 2017

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The tanka reading performance at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden Pasadena on 6th July, 2017.
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

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My English tanka poetry was appeared on Ms. Susan Dobay's amazing beautiful art Collection book.

Much appreciated!
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Monday, July 3, 2017

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Tanka reading performance at the Scenic Drive Gallery on 3rd, July 2017
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Monday, July 3, 2017

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on 1st,July 2017
Wide Open Reading at Tujunga Library /Los Angeles Public Library.
Performed bilingual reading of my new tanka sequence, and some selected from INDIGO.
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

The report of my anti-nuclear reading activity was posted in the newsletter of "The writers association aiming for abandoning nuclear power" (No. 9, April 2017).

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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The students(almost 12or 13years old) of Sekundarschule ,Goldach,in Switzerland try to make their own Tanka 1st time, after they heard my tanka reading performance! Thank you so much ,Ms.Sabina Jankowski for your kindness and Thank you so much Ms. Ruth Zuckschwerdt for your help!!
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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Today, I could do my tanka reading performance at Marienberg / University of Teacher Education St. Gallen Switzerland.

It was my 120 times oversea's activity!

Thank you so much for giving me the chance to introduce tanka ,especially for so smart, beautiful students!
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017