Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo.

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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.

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May 18, Bilingual reading and workshop at Graduate School of Hosei Univ.


It may be a bit early to announce, but on May 18th, I am going to hold a workshop, "Getting Familiar with Tanka" and present English-Japanese tanka reading for the students who study Japanese language at the Graduate School of Humanities of Hosei University.

I am given time for 2 classes. I will perform bilingual tanka reading and compose tanka with students so that the young generation interested in Japanese culture can enjoy in the first half. In the second half, I will have a talk with the professor. I will carefully plan the classes to make it more instructive for the students.

if you would like to join the workshop, please drop me a line to

(Photo: Performing tanka reading at Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden)