Japan Fans Haiku Group Utrecht

A little cuckoo across a hydrangea (Haiga) by Yosa Buson, image from Wikipedia.

Learn to write Haiku 俳句 – Japanese short form poetry

As you may have heard, next to our weekly Study Group, in March 2022 we have also started a Haiku Group in Utrecht!

Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, written in three lines of which the first line has 5, the second line 7 and the third line has 5 syllables.

The subject of a haiku is the poet’s sensory experience. Many old Japanese haiku are about experiencing nature, but this is not necessary. Rural and domestic life are also often the subject of a haiku.

We write haiku in English, both original and translations from Japanese (and other languages). If you are interested in joining us, please send us a message!

We meet in the Rosa Community Centre in Utrecht, we currently don’t have a set day and time.

Latest articles of the Japan Fans Haiku Group

Haiku for a cat

A haiku for a cat written by Martine and read in our Utrecht haiku group. Dedicated to the “dojo cat”, that wanders around our dojo – the place where we practice budo – and one time jumped on her bike. The “dojo cat”, picture by Alexander Bosch. Kot na rowerze…