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Mariko Kitakubo

Born in Tokyo.
Living in Mitaka-city, Tokyo
Japan Writers' Association,
Japan PEN Club,
Association of Contemporary Tanka Poets,
Japan Tanka Poets' Society,
Tanka Online Project,
Tanka Society of America.

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo.

Jan. 27th. Starting at 4 p.m. I performed tanka reading at the Bolton Hall Museum.
I was very happy to meet many tanka lovers. Thank you very much for everyone!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Jan. 27th, I presented tanka reading performance at Lunar New Year Festival held in the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude toward everyone who came to the festival and those who made lots of efforts to create wonderful and comfortable atmospherer for this day.
Among all, I was very much honored with a comment from an American lady. After the event, she told me, "Where can I listen to your reading performance next time? How can I learn tanka from you?"
I am glad to find one more person who are charmed by tanka. I would like to conitinue doing my best to meet more people like her.
Mr. James Haddad, the owner of the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, presented reading.
The members of Ms. Kathabela Wilson's English tanka group.
Ms. Kathabela Wilson told me that she started creating English tanka 12 years ago when she first heard my tanka reading performance at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

I am invited to perform bilingual tanka reading at the 2019 Lunar New Year Festival to be held in the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden, CA, U.S.A. on Jan. 27, 2019.
I am very honored for it. Thank you very much.

I will publish the report on the festival in my website after the event.

For the details of the festival, please refer to Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden website!




Monday, January 7, 2019

My takna is published in Tanka Society of Amerika Member's Anthology 2018.

Click here to read it.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Selected Tanka

without their names
just a number
96 people died
6 days, 2018, 41℃
the silence of shadows darkens

Friday, December 28, 2018

Nov. 3rd, 2018, I was invited and performed tanka reading at KOTEN-NO-HI, the day of classics, hosted by Chubu Nihon Kajinkai. It was a precious opportunity and I feel deep thanks to everyone involved in this event.

Also, I am very honored to the closing words made by Mr. Suzuki and Mr. Tanaka.

Mr. Suzuki, the chairman of Chubu Nihon Kajinkai, said, "I felt as if my soul was embraced by the soul of tanka-reading. It was a very new feeling I experienced ever. It was a wonderful performance."

Mr. Tanaka, the secretary general of Chubu Nihon Kajinkai, said, "In the beginning, I was somewhat bothered by the noise from the outside of the room, however, after a while, I did not even hear the noise at all."
The hall staff who served as the receptionists.
Two gentlemen who organized everyting of the event.
Left: Mr. Takeshi Suzuki, the chairman of Chubu Nihon Kajinkai.
Right: Mr. Tetsuo Tanaka, the secretary general of Chubu Nihon Kajinkai, and the member of Kokoro-No-Hana.
Mr. Suzuki made the opening remarks.
Mr. Tanaka introduced me.
Reading performance by me, "Prayer for Peace."
With the attendants who remained the room after the event. (It was a pity that some attendants had to leave early and could not get the photo taken together.)
The hall staff who helped the event. Thank you very much!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Let me introduce the video taken in the event.  It is a part of my reading performance.

Mr. Rick Wilson helped my performance by adding beautiful sound of Shakuhachi flute.

Click here to watch the video!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Colorado Boulevard.net posted my English tanka in its corner, "A Quiet Place."






Wednesday, October 10, 2018

On Oct. 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, I performed biringual tanka reading in Pasadena, California.

Thank you very much for everyone who gathered to the sessions!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sept. 30th, 2018. I performed tanka reading at the Live Lyre event by Glass Lyre Press held at "BOOKMARKET" library in Chicago, U.S.A.
It was my first performance in Chicago.
20180930_02.jpg I would like to extend my deep gratitude to Glass Lyre Press, with whom I have been connected via poem contribution, for giving me such a great opportunity to join this wonderful reading event!
20180930_05.jpg Sunday, September 30, 2018
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Book Market at Hangar One,
2651 Navy Blvd. Glenview, IL
Ruth Goring
Susanna Lang
Naoko Fujimoto
Mary Jo McMillin
Mariko Kitakubo
Laura Ring
Kathabela Wilson & Rick Wilson
Bill Yarrow
Glass Lyre Press 2018/09/30

Let me introduce the video taken in the event.  It is a part of my reading performance.

Mr. Rick Wilson helped my performance by adding beautiful sound of Shakuhachi flute.



Sunday, September 30, 2018