Reading performance in Japan and overseas. Mariko Kitakubo

Mariko Kitakubo Profile

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. Reading Performance.

Tanka reading performance oveseas.

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April 6th, 10:00 a.m. I presented bilingual tanka reading at Jean-Grou at Commission Scolaire Marguerite-Bourageoys kindergarten.

The listeners were 5-year-old children - the youngest class.

They gleamed the adorable eyes and interested themselves in the prosody of the Japanese and seemed to feel the contents from the English text.
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We had a time to do some Origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into various figures.

I will be more than happy if this opportunity turns out to be a sweet memory for them to get in touch with the Japanese culture.
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When we say good-bye, children hugged me one after another.

Their pure and innocent expression became an unforgettable treasure for me.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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April 5th, I performed bilingual tanka reading at JCCCM (Japanese Canadian Cultural Center in Motreal) in Montreal, Canada.
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There were some people in the audience who are familiar with tanka, and some others are not. However, everyone enjoyed the nostalgic sound and meter of Japanese. It was a great pleasure for me to share the time with them.
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 We spent friendly time.
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With Ms. Yukari Hazama.  Thank you for your help and cooperation.
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With Mr. Osvaldo Rabunal, a guitarist and my best friend Ms. Maria Fernanda Perez Calvo's partner.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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Mar. 11, I participated in the spring memorial event of KAGENKI in Hiroshima for the first time in my life.
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Having touched with the participants' enthusiasm for anti-nuclear, it was a precious experience for me filled with a sincere prayer.
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Mr. Hiroyasu Amase, a writer, with whom I associate in "Writers association for abandoning-nuclear-power society". He helped me a lot to make my participation to the event come true.
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I felt a powerful energy in young people's recitation of Tamiki Hara's poems, and in singing voice of boys & girls in Hiroshima.
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At the front of the Atomic-Bomb Memorial Dome, by the monument inscribed with Tamiki's poem.
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Mr. Kozaburo Nagatsu, secretary-general of the association of KAGENKI, served as the moderator of the session. Mr. Tokihiko Hara, a nephew of Tamiki, talked about the atomic-bomb willow.
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Photo by Hideo Miyamoto

Sunday, March 11, 2018

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On 4th Feb. 2018 I did the bilingual tanka reading performance at Kathabela Wilson's house.
Dear Lois P. Jones, Thank you for visiting.
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Sunday, February 4, 2018

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I did the bilingual tanka reading performance about science at Sunland. Tujunga Branch on 3rd Feb.2018.
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Saturday, February 3, 2018

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I did the bilingual tanka reading performance about the owl and Princess Kaguya at the Friday Poetry Meeting./ Kathabela Wilson's house on 2nd Feb.
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Friday, February 2, 2018

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I did bilingual tanka reading performance about Newyear,and about Science on 1st. Feb. 2018 at The Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden,Pasadena,CA.
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The photos were taken by Kathabela Wilson.

Thank you so much.
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

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I did the tanka reading performance to introduce tanka for Kathabela Wilson and her poetry group ,about 11years ago.
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After that my tiny tanka seed grew and grew in California by Kathabela's great help! Thank you so much,Kathabela!
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I did the bilingual tanka reading ,about the blue moon,and about Newyear,today.31Jan. 2018.

Thank you every my dear friends for enjoying tanka!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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I did the bilingual tanka reading performance at Scenic Drive gallery.

There are so many wonderful art works by Susan Dobay.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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28 Jan.2018 The reading event at the Bolton Hall(Tujunga,CA USA), the theme was Susan Dobay's beautiful beautiful book...
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Sunday, January 28, 2018