My Activities in the Past. 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. Activities in the Past.

Activities in the Past

Mar, 2017
04th, Bilingual tanka reading at "Nuclear Impact Broken Atoms in Our Hands", the event held at Allendale Branch Library in Pasadina.
01st, Biringual tanka reading at the WESTMONT of Morgan Hill.
Feb, 2017
26th, Bilingual tanka reading at Cha-ya in Monterey.
22nd, Biringual tanka reading at Ms. P. Machmiller's house in San Jose, California.
14th, St. Valentine's Day Evening of Poetry & Roses at Pasadena.
13th, Bilingual tanka reading at the meeting held at Ms. K. Wilson's house.
12th, Bilingual tanka reading, and "Rengay" reading at Ms. S. Dobay's art gallery.
12th, Bilingual tanka reading, and "Rengay" reading with Mr. Roger Abe at Ms. K. Wilson's house.
12th, Bilingual tanka reading, and "Rengay" reading with Mr. Roger Abe at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.
10th, AWP Book Fair event, "Nuclear Impact" at Renaissance WDC hotel.
Dec., 2016
14th, Wednesday Reading Meeting.
13th, Scenic Drive Gallery Monrovia, CA.
09th, Friday Reading Meeting held at Ms. Kathabela Wilson's home.
08th, Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.
07th, Reading Meeting held at Ms. Kathabela Wilson's home.
Nov., 2016
27th, bilingual Tanka reading at the Bolton Hall Musium, California.
Sept., 2016
22 to 25th, TRIVENI World Haiku Utsav 2016 in Pune, India.
(3 sessions of reading performance - on 23rd, 24th and 25th one session per day.)
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 (150 performance sessions in total, including the reading performances in Japanese in the domestic events).
Being mindful to stay healty, I would like to continue taking small steps to move forward frome now on.
Sept., 2016
03rd, Karuizawa Ryokuin Bungei Salon at Karuizawa Rodoku Kan.
Aug., 2016
05th, At the party on the night before leave for Japan.
04th, Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadina.
(on the same day) Poetry meeting at night.
03th, Wednesday Poetry Meeting in Pasadina.
02nd, Scenic Drive Gallery Monrovia in California.
Jul., 2016
31st, New York Petry Festival.
30th, New York Poets House.
28th, Thursday Poetry Meeting in Pasadina.
27th, Wednesday Poetry Meeting in Pasadina.
26th, First Presbyterian Church, Altadena, California.
24th, Village Poets of Sunland & Tujunga at Bolton Hall Musium in California.
Jun., 2016
Nihon Kajin Club International Tanka Festival in Karuizawa.
with Ms. Kathabela Wilson,
"The Tanka Seeds",
at the social gathering.
Apr., 2016
20th, Bilingual Tanka Reading at Prof. Lakshmanan's class in Dodoma Univ., Tanzania
19th, Bilingual Tanka Reading at Prof. Madoshi John Peter's class in Dodoma Univ., Tanzania
15th, Bilingual Tanka Reading at the Japanese school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Jan., 2016
Bilingual tanka reading at Kyoto Sakaimachi Garo gallery.
Nov., 2015
At Ms. Kris Moon's exhibition held at Gallery Cafe George.
Oct., 2015
Four tanka reading sessions in Pasadina, CA, - Wednesday tanka meeting, Thursday tanka meeting, Storrier Stearns Garden, and Saturday Tanaka Poetry Party.
One session Nursing Home in Santa Barbara, CA.
Oct., 2015
HNA Tanka Sunday in Albany, NY.
Sept., 2015
Bilingual Tanka Reading at Ehemaliges Kloster Mariaberg, Rorschach, Switzerland
Jul., 2015
Bilingual Tanka Reading at Kyoto Journal Food Issue Launch Party at Impact HUB Kyoto
Apr., 2015
Moon Day's Reading in Pasadina, CA.
Apr., 2015
Tanka Reading at LanSu chinese garden; OR. Portland
Apr., 2015
Moon Day's Reading in Pasadina, CA.
Apr., 2015
Reading in Japanese/English/Vietnamese in Pasadina, CA.
Apr., 2015
Rattle Reading Series in Pasadina, CA.
Apr., 2015
At the reading event hosted by Ms. Deborah P. K.
Nov., 2014
Bilingual Tanka Reading & Talk with Ms. M. Chula, President of TSA, in Akasaka, Tokyo
Sept., 2014
Participated in Moon Day Reading event at Flintridge Bookstore
Sept., 2014
Garden Court, Santa Barbara
Sept., 2014
Reading performance event with Ms. Susan Dobay
Sept., 2014
Moonviewing Event at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden
Jul., 2014
Maison du Japon, Cité Universitaire de Paris
Jun., 2014
Reading performance with Ms. Kathabela Wilson in Tsukuba.
Jun., 2014
(Poets Cafe Fan Page : KPFK Radio-LA 90.7FM on-air)
Apr., 2014
"Third Sunday Salon" at Healdsburg, California
Mar., 2014
Poets Cafe Fan Page : KPFK Radio-LA 90.7FM
Mar., 2014
At farewell party at Ms. Kathabela Wilson
Mar., 2014
"Garden Court" at Santa Barbara, California
Mar., 2014
"Bolton Hall Historical Museum" at San Fernando Valley,California
Mar., 2014
"Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden"
Mar., 2014
"Taste of Japan Poets on Site"
Mar., 2014
Tanka reading and interview at "KPFK Radio-LA 90.7FM"
Mar., 2014
"Special Retirement Community in Monte Cedro" Los Angeles,California
Sep., 2013
TANKA reading at "Center Culturel Italien", in Quartier latin ,Paris, France.
Reading performance in Paris in Sepember, 2013, was my 100th Tanka reading in total, and the 50th of presentation overseas and international events.
I would like to extend my sincere gratitude towards all the audience and everyone who supported me to enable this wonderful achievement.
Without their support it was not possible.I would like to continue making efforts, aiming at 100 presentations overseas.
Aug., 2013
TSA "Tanka Sunday" at Long Beach, California
Aug., 2013
TANKA reading, a live broadcast, at Musashino FM.
May., 2013
TANKA reading, a live broadcast, at Musashino FM.
Mar., 2013
at Central Coast, NSW, Peninsula Community Centre, Sydney
Mar., 2013
at Hornsby Library, Sydney
Mar., 2013
at Roseville Wellness Group Unit 3, Sydney
Mar., 2013
at Burnside Public Library, Adelaide
Mar., 2013
presentation for the audience of lifelong study Philosophy Group in Adelaide
Dec., 2012
TANKA reading at FM TAMAN radio station.
Nov., 2012
TANKA reading at the 7th International Tanka Festival 2012.
Oct., 2012
TANKA reading at the moon viewing party, in the U.S.
Sep., 2012
TANKA reading at "Center Culturel Italien", in Quartier latin ,Paris, France.
Aug., 2012
TANKA reading at Musashino FM.
Jun., 2012
TANKA reading at FM TAMAN radio station.
Jun., 2012
"The 16th Peace & Antiwar Festival" in Itoman-city, Okinawa.
May., 2012
TANKA reading at the Tamworth library.
May., 2012
TANKA reading at Sydney (Beecroft).
Apr., 2012
TANKA reading and photo exhibition at a charity event for the Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction held at "Cafe KAZE NO EKI" in Mitaka-city Tokyo.
Apr., 2012
TANKA reading at Musashino FM.
Feb., 2012
TANKA reading at FM TAMAN radio station.
Jan., 2012
TANKA reading at FM TAMAN radio station.
Nov., 2011
TANKA reading at an English Tanka workshop in San Jose, USA.
Oct., 2011
TANKA reading at FM TAMAN radio station.
Oct., 2011
TANKA reading at the HPNC in San Francisco, USA.
Oct., 2011
TANKA reading at FM TAMAN radio station.
Aug., 2011
TANKA reading at the God's HR Cafe in Australian National University.
Aug., 2011
TANKA reading at the Asian Book Room in Canberra, Australia.
Jun., 2011
TANKA reading at "the 7th World Peace Appeal with Tanka" gathering. And I appeared on FM Taman, a radio station in Okinawa.
May., 2011
TANKA reading at the Tea House Event in San Jose CA, USA.
Apr., 2011
TANKA reading at Arches Bookstore, Utah, U.S.A.
Feb., 2011
TANKA reading at poetry party hosted by "Kurenai" magazine.
Nov., 2011
TANKA reading at FM TAMAN radio station.
Feb., 2011
TANKA reading at ARIRANG cenotaph in Tokashiki Island, Okinawa.
Feb., 2011
I appeared on FM TAMAN from my house in Tokyo over the phone.
Nov., 2010
TANKA reading at "Footsteps of Basho Tour", Akasaka, Tokyo.
Oct., 2010
TANKA reading at an English-tanka workshop.
Oct., 2010
TANKA reading at San Jose, California.
Aug., 2010
TANKA reading at the opening party of Tea Room Chado, L.A.
Jul., 2010
TANKA reading at Japanese American National Museum, L.A.
Jun., 2010
TANKA reading at poetry party hosted by "Kurenai" magazine.
Jun., 2010
"The 15th Peace & Antiwar Festival" in Itoman-city, Okinawa.
Jun., 2010
TANKA reading at cafe & gallery "Figaro", Okinawa.
Apr., 2010
FM Taman, a radio station in Okinawa. 4th week.
Apr., 2010
FM Taman, a radio station in Okinawa. 3rd week.
Oct., 2009
Bilingual TANKA reading at the 6th International Tanka Festival in Tokyo Japan.
Sep., 2009
The 4th Haiku Pacific Rim "WIND OVER WATER" in Terrigal & Gosford, Australia.
TANKA reading at the following three events.
Bilingual HAIKU reading with Ms. B. George. English Haiku written by B.George/Translated by Kitakubo.
Bilingual HAIKU reading with Ms. A. Fielden. Matsuo-Basho, Kaga-no-Chiyojo.
Bilingual TANKA reading with Ms. A. Fielden. My original tanka works.
June., 2009
TANKA reading at poetry party hosted by "Kurenai" magazine.
June., 2009
Appeared on FM Taman, a radio station in Okinawa.
June., 2009
"The 14th Peace & Antiwar Festival" in Itoman-city, Okinawa
Apr., 2009
tanka reading at the HPNC jazz festival
Mar., 2009
TANKA reading with Ms. A. Fielden at Asia Bookroom in Canberra.
Mar., 2009
TANKA reading at Ms. A. Fielden's workshop.
Mar., 2009
TANKA reading with Ms. A. Fielden at Australia NationalUniversity in Canberra.
Mar., 2009
TANKA reading With Ms. B.George at Ms. Julie Thorndyke's book launch party.
Mar., 2009
TANKA reading With Ms. B.George at Gosford/Edogawa Commemorative Gardens in Sydney.
Dec., 2008
Collaboration of Tanka, Shinto Flute, Dance and Hamohn atNoh Theatre in Tokyo.
Sep., 2008
TANKA reading with Ms. Linga Galloway at Santa Monica College.
Sep., 2008
TANKA reading with Ms. Linda Galloway at Pacific Asia Museum*
Sep., 2008
"YUKI TEIKEI CONFERENCE" at Monterey, San Francisco. Reading with Ms. Amelia Fielden.
Apr., 2008
TANAKA reading at Temporary Rehabilitation Hospital in California.
Apr., 2008
TANKA reading with Ms. Linda Galloway at Pacific Asia Museum*
Apr., 2008
TANKA reading with Ms. Linda Galloway at Santa Monica College
Apr., 2008
TANKA reading at Haiku Poets Northern California workshop in Fort Mason, SF.
Sep., 2007
"YUKI TEIKEI CONFERENCE" at Monterey, San Francisco.
Sep., 2007
"SEIZA WO WATARU KAZSE" reading session KIBUNYA, Nishiogikubo, Tokyo*
June., 2007
"for everyone who share this same rain" at Cafe' Gallery SHINE.*
May., 2007
Tanka Work shop in Sydney and Canberra.
Apr., 2007
"Haiku Pacific Rim Conference 2007
Dec., 2006
At the English Tanka workshop in Sydney at Ms. Amelia Fielden's house.
Sep., 2006
At the workshop of first-ever Australian Tanka journal, EUCALYPT at Ms. Beverley M. George's house.
June., 2006
“On This Same Star” at KIBUNYA, Nishiogikubo, Tokyo*
May., 2006
“Haiku Tanka Festival in Vancouver” Tanka reading with Ms. A. Fielden.
Nov., 2005
"South Wind at Longitude 135 Degrees East"at KIBUNYA, Nishiogikubo, Tokyo*
Sep., 2005
At a publication party of Amelia Fielden's "Still Swimming" in Canberra , Australia
May., 2005
"WILL" reading session KIBUNYA, Nishiogikubo, Tokyo*
Nov., 2004
"Neiro" reading at VIORON, Setagaya, Tokyo*
May., 2004
"Droplets of Existance" at KIBUNYA, Nishiogikubo, Tokyo*
Feb., 2004
"Ongaku-No-Kai" hosted by Ms. Takako Hasekura in Kagurazaka, Tokyo
Jan., 2004
"Shiwa-Kai" hosted by Ms. Takako Hasekura in Ginza , Tokyo
Dec., 2003
Year-end Gathering of "Shiwa-Kai" hosted by Ms. Takako Hasekura in Ginza , Tokyo
Nov., 2003
Journey - Journey of Life - Gallery ALUX ARTIST IN, Ginza, Tokyo
Aug., 2003
SAKUJITSU National Workshop at OMORI TOKYU INN, Tokyo
Aug., 2003
Moriyama Shinto Shrine Dedication Reading Session
July., 2003
POETRY INN at Gallery ALUX ARTIST IN, Ginza, Tokyo
June., 2003
"Shiwa-Kai" hosted by Ms. Takako Hasekura in Ginza , Tokyo
Mar., 2003
Mar. 2003 Flower Exhibition at Gallery ALUX ARTIST IN, Ginza, Tokyo
Mar., 2003
Flower Exhibition "To the Sky" Radio City, Chuo FM
Jan., 2003
Talk and Session toward Flower Exhibition at Gallery ALUX ARTIST IN, Ginza, Tokyo
Dec., 2002
Le Petit Prince Exhibition at Gallery ALUX ARTIST IN, Ginza, Tokyo
Oct., 2002
Boarding Ende at Gallery ALUX ARTIST IN, Ginza, Tokyo
Aug., 2002
REKITEI Summer Poem Seminar at Kusano Shinpei Kinen-kan, Tokyo
June., 2002
Marathon READING at Hama Rikyu Garden, Tokyo
* denotes that events run by myself, from the planning stages and through-out the events.