Japanese Culture Association accepting entries for photo haiku contest

As part of the Japanese Culture Association’s annual Japan Festival, it will be holding a photo haiku contest. A haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry that consists of three lines in a 5-7-5 syllable pattern and traditionally includes a seasonal word, known as kigo in Japanese. The contest is free to enter.

To enter, participants must write a haiku in either English or Japanese and choose, take or draw an image or photo to go along with the entry.

Entries should include the participant’s full name. The deadline to submit is Monday, April 10, and the winners will be announced at the Japan Festival on Friday, April 28. Any questions about the contest can be directed to Jennifer Musaji, lecturer in Japanese, at jennifer.musaji@wichita.edu.