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.

Oct. 21, Wednesday Zoom Poetry Meeting

October 21 4:00 p.m. PST (Oct. 22 8:00 a.m. Japan Time), I participated in Wednesday Poetry Zoom Meeting presided at by Ms. Kathabela Wilson, and performed reading of new and short Tanka sequence.
As autumn is the best season for arts, each participants presented their unique and creative paintings, pictures, music and poems. The meeting of 2 hours and a half was very meaningful time for me.
I would like to thank for everyone.
This is the hanging scroll of calligraphy written by my late grandfather, Masashi Tanaka 88 years ago. It shows a part of "Hyoya-no-Uta" (or "Hisago-no-Uta") created by Touko Fujita.
My grandfather was a scientist and calligraphy was his hobby. After he passed away, our relatives made it the scroll. The calligraphy was written when he temporarily left the company to his subordinate due to health problem.
I heard that my grandfather was saying he could not write as good as he expected.
I sincerely hope that he allows his granddaughter displays the scroll after all these years.