Ivy & Wind ~ Autumn haiku by Kakei

11 Nov

The leaves of ivy –

all of them quiver

in the autumn wind

– Kakei (17th-18th century)

(Translated by  Hoshino Tsunehiko and Adrian Pinnington)

Ivy photo by (404x599)

photo by Y. G. Lulat


tsuta no ha ya nokorazu ugoku aki no kaze


Beautiful autumn colored ivy move with the wind, rippling together.  It’s as if seeing the autumn wind.


** The haiku contest is still open for submissions! **

The Autumn Haiku Contest


Sponsored by Culture Begins 

Haiku is a short form of poetry, originating from Japan.  Haiku captures a moment in one’s life or expresses the beauty of nature, using sensory language to capture a feeling or image.  Today haiku is enjoyed in many countries around the world.

You don’t have to be an experienced haiku poet to enter this contest.  Anyone can write haiku.  For more information on how to write it, Click here.

Submission Guideline:

  • The contest is open to everyone
  • Entries should be written in English
  • Entries must be original unpublished work
  • Maximum 2 entries per person

Send submissions to:

Discover Japan, Haiku Entry

Email:    yumi.aomori@gmail.com


Winner will receive a poster with a Japan theme from Culture Begins:

Haiku contest (2) (414x640)

* Must have a valid U.S address to receive the prize *

Due Date:

December 21

Selection of Winner:

The readers of Discover Japan will choose the winner, using a poll.  The winner will be announced in January, 2014  along with the winning haiku in Discover Japan.  The winner will be notified via email before the general announcement.

★NOTE★ All rights revert to the authors after publication.


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One Response to “Ivy & Wind ~ Autumn haiku by Kakei”


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