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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Oct., 10th, I was invited to the opening event for "the 30th Japanese Culture Month". It was a very honorable occasion for me.

With Mr. Masato Watanabe, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan in Bulgaria.
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I was given an opportunity to present Japanese-English bilingual tanka reading, and was very happy because they pleased my performance very much.
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Friday, October 11, 2019

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Oct. 8th, I performed Japanese-English tanka reading at a literature event held at Sofia City Library, Bulgaria.
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I tried my best to deliver message from soul to soul, because both English nor Japanese are not the audience's mother tongue.

I was very happy when the people gathered there were moved to tears, and gave me wonderful comments.
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Ms. Iliyana Stoyanova made opening remarks.
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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On the last day of ANIMUSIC Organological Congress2019, I presented Japanese and English tanka reading.
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The venue was a hotel & restaurant "Pousada Conventode Belmonte", a tasteful masonry building.

I was very happy because I was allowed to use this wonderful facility, where the lighting and sound rebibration are beautifully designed.
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The artists from many countries such as Lithuania, Israel, Italy, France, Russia, Netherland, and the host country Portugal, gave me moving comments.

I would like to keep them in mind and continue my performance from now on.
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A photographer of the municipal government came, and I felt very much obliged.

I extend my sincere gratitude toward those who listened my presentation with tears in their eyes, for many of them Japanese or English was not their mother tongue.

I will conitinue making efforts to deliver heart-to-heart message through my performance.

Monday, September 30, 2019