Kado Ottawa Spring Event

On May 11 the haiku group Kado Ottawa held their annual spring event at the Japanese Information and Culture Centre of the Embassy of Japan.

Kado Ottawa, established in 2002, has been contributing to the development of Haiku, a form of Japanese poetry, in Ottawa through their activities.

At this event, participants presented their haikus and enjoyed commenting on each other’s. Their discussion about these haikus developed from the choice of words and word order to the difference between haiku and other forms of Japanese poetries such as tanka and senryu, and also Japanese cultural sensibility. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to strengthen their interest and increase their mutual understanding of haiku.

Furthermore, Mr. Bryan D. Cook, a member who won the Grand Prix at the 2019 Genjuan International Haibun Contest, gave a presentation on the aesthetics of Haiku.
 
Kado Ottawa President, Mr. Guy Simser, moderating Presentation by Mr. Bryan D. Cook
Participants commenting on each other's work