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,
Tan-Ku Co-Founder,
Tanka Society of America.

In commemoration of
15 years of tanka reading
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Jun. 29, Reading performance at a lunch party in California


On June 29th, 2024, PDT, I hosted a Japanese home-cooked lunch party to express my gratitude to the people who helped me during my stay in California.

During the party, I had the opportunity to perform a Japanese-English tanka reading. 


I want to acknowledge Ms. Deborah P. Kolodji, the co-founder of Tan-Ku, who participated in the reading and brought depth and profundity to our performance.

It was heartening to see that those who were new to Tanka reading enjoyed it with great interest. Some of them even recorded videos of our performance, which was a very rewarding moment for me.


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