Contemprary Tanka Poet 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. Article details.

May 31, I perform bilingual tanka reading in BHS conference

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International Haiku Conference in St. Albans hosted by the Brtish Haiku Society was held from May 31 to June 2.

I performed Japanese-English tanka reading in its opening event, and it was my first performance in U.K.!
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I would like to thank the British Haiku Society and Ms. Illiyana Stoyanova from the bottom of my heart for giving such a precious opportunity to me.

The Maltings Art Theater was the venue for the conference.
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Ms. Illiyana Stoyanova greeted the attendants.
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Mr. Colin Blundell, the president of BTS, made an opening remarks.
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Ms. Illiyana Stoyanova and Mr. David Bingham made detailed preparation fo the success of the conference.
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I recited a series of tanka, "Prayer for peace," while playing 7 kinds of percussion.
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After my 30-min. performance, I received comments from the audience. Some of them told me that they were moved to tears. Japanese attendants said they were foll of proud feeling as the fellow Japanese. I would like to express my sincere gratitude toward everyone.

St. Albans is the 40th city where I performed biingual tanka reading overseas. I would like to make another step forward without ever forgetting my feelings of appreciation toward everyone encouraged me to date.


International Haiku Conference in St. Albans. Video clip offered by Mr. M. Gilfillan.

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International Haiku Conference in St. Albans. Video clip offered by Mr. M. Gilfillan.

*To play the video clip, click the image left.

*Click large_screen.png to watch it on large screen.