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.

In commemoration of
15 years of tanka reading
The Latest Tanka Sequence

Contemprary Tanka Poet Mariko Kitakubo. Article details.

15th Anniversary Online Event as an International Tanka Performer

September 30, 10:00 a.m., Japan Time (Sept. 29, 6:00 p.m., PST), I hosted the 15th Anniversary event on Zoom to celebrate my bilingual Tanka reading activity overseas to introduce Tanka to the world.

Although it was the prime time of Pacific Standard Time and the U.S. Presidential Debate was on air, I am very glad that many audience viewed my one-hour-and-half online event.

In the event, I presented ten sequences in total - four of which I created with Ms. Deborah P. Kolodji in 2020 during the time we suffer from corona virus pandemic, one with Ms. Kathabela Wilson, and five created by myself. I am greatly honored by audience's very favorable comments and reaction.

Please enjoy the video of my event on my website which contains already published pieces.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude toward Ms. Deborah P. Kolodji, who have made a great contribution to the planning and implementation of this event, and Mr. & Mrs. Wilson, who offered wonderful background music with Tambura, Shakuhachi, and Indian flute. I would also like to thank Ms. Yvette, Ms. Deborah's daughter, for sending information to the audience in advance.

I am planning to host the same event for the different time zone so that audience in India, Tanzania, England and other European regions can enjoy my performance.







I am sorry but no pictures are available for the people joined the event in the middle.