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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Feb. 14, 2017

I participated in an poetry reading event in Pasadena.
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Ms. Maja Trochimczyk, who is the organizer or this St. Valentine's day poetry reading event, invited us when she noticed we were in Pasadena for a short stay.
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I am so grateful that she wrote our names on the event invitation! Ms. Trochimczyk, thank you very much!
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Feb. 13, 2017

I performed bilingual tanka reading at the meeting held at Ms. Kathabela Wilson's house.
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Monday, February 13, 2017

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Feb. 12, 2017

I performed Japanese-English bilingual tanka reading, and "Rengay" reading with Mr. Roger Abe, at Ms. Kathabela Wilson's house.
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

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Feb. 12, 2017

I performed bilingual tanka reading, and "Rengay" reading with Mr. Roger Abe at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

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Feb. 12, 2017

Performed bilingual tanka reading, and "RENGAY" reading, a linked poem, with Mr. Roger Abe, at Ms. Suzan Dobay's art gallery.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

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Feb. 10, 2017

Participated in AWP Bookfair-related reading event, "Nuclear Impact", and performed bilingual tanka reading at Renaissance WDC hotel.
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AWP Bookfair was held during Feb. 8th to 11th.

Click here to visit AWP website to find more about 2017 Bookfair.

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It is the America's largest bookfair. Please take a look at some of the pictures I took at the fair, so that you may get the feeling of it.
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There were nearly 1,000 booths of literary presses, and the site was filled with enthusiasm of the writers, press-related people, and media people who sent pre-application to the fair.
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Friday, February 10, 2017

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Dec. 14, 2016.

I performed tanka reading at the Wednesday Reading Meeting, held at Ms. K. Willson's home.
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We treated the attendees who came all the way for this meeting with our homemade Japanese dishes.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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Dec. 13, 2016.

I performed tanka reading at Scenic Drive Gallery Monrovia, CA.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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Performed Tanka reading at the Friday Reading Meeting held at Ms. K. Wilson's home.
performance_2016_12_09_02.jpg I performed "Banyan Tree", my new tanka sequence. Ms. Kathabela Wilson's Tambura and Mr. Rick Wilson's Shakuhachi added fantastical touch to my performance.
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Ms. Sudbury is a professional musician who plays many kinds of musical instruments including Mandora.
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Friday, December 9, 2016

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Performed tanka reading at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

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Performed tanka reading at the Reading Meeting held at Ms. K. Wilson's home.

One of the audience listened to my new tanka sequence, which is recently published in Kadokawa's "Tanka" magagine, in tears.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Performed bilingual Tanka reading at Bolton Hall Museum in California.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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Sept. 23rd to 25th, I participated in TRIVENI World Haiku Utsav 2016 in Pune, India.
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I am greatly honored to have been a guest at this one of the largest Japanese poetry events in India.

I was able to perform my 100th bilingual tanka reading in the international poetry events in India, which is the country I visit for the first time in my life.

Being mindful to stay healty, I would like to continue taking small steps to move forward frome now on.
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I performed bilingual tanka reading for 25 minues. With Ms. Akila Gopalakrishnan.
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All together.
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Sept. 24th

I talked about "What tanka brings to me (Because of tanka, I was able to hold myself together when my late mother passed away suddenly.)"
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Pleasant talking time.
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Sept. 25th

Tanka reading and talk about Mr. Yukitsuna Sasaki and other poets I have been inspired.
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I was able to spend wonderful, fun and meaningful time with all the other participants.

Monday, October 3, 2016

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On Sept. 3rd., early autumn breeze was freshening. I participated in Karuizawa Ryokuin Bungei Salon at Karuizawa Rodoku Kan.

It was a wonderful opportunity for me and I learned a lot about being a performer. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude toward everyone there.
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I did a tanka reading as the opening of the event. The mezzanine floor I presented tanka reading is at the left of the stage.
(The left photo shows me in the rehearsal.)
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I also performed background sounds with a rainstick and Hamon between my presentations.
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With Mr. Otohiko Kaga, after the event.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

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The night before I retrun to Japan, we hosted a party and invited people of publishing & mass communication companies, and friends. Creative cuisine both Kathabela & I prepared together with delicious dishes everyone brought filled three tables! In the friendly atmosphere, I performed bilingual tanka reading.
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

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I performed bilingual tanka reading with my whole heart for the people who are not able to come to the final session of reading & party tomorrow.

Friday, August 5, 2016

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Aug. 4, at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.
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Friday, August 5, 2016

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Aug. 3, at the Wednesday Tanka Meeting in Pasadena.
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Friday, August 5, 2016

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2th. Aug. 2016 Japanese - English bilingual tanka reading at Scenic Drive Galley Monrovia , CA by Ms.Susan Dobay.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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31st,July 2016 at the Poetry Fes. in N.Y.
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Monday, August 1, 2016