The Hailstone Haiku Circle is a group of poet friends – some Japanese and some foreigners – mostly living in the Kansai area of Japan, where both Basho and Buson were born and died. We meet regularly to study, compose and share English haiku, tanka and related art forms, amongst which are haiqua (haiku quatrain), cirku (circular haiku), haibun (prose with haiku), ginko-no-renga (linked verse made after a composition stroll), haiga (illustration with haiku) and haipho (photo with haiku). We have a lively events schedule and publish biannual anthologies: most recently, ‘Seasons of the Gods’ and ‘100 Poets on Mt. Ogura’.
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