The 8th Annual Suruga Baika Literary Festival - Call for Haiku

Three haiku from each writer. Additional haiku may be submitted but must be sent separately with required information and entry fee (if required). Prizes will be awarded as follows-

Prize of Excellence- Baika Literary Prize
Senior Division (college age and up):
Two winners will receive the Baika Literary Prize Certificate,commemorative goods and copy of the published book containing all winning haiku.

Junior Division:
Two prizes- same as above.

In addition, Awards of Merit will be given to ten people in each category. Each person will receive a certificate of merit as well as memorial goods.

Send all previously unpublished Haiku to Daichuji Temple. (Limit 3 Haiku per person)
We will accept entries only through Internet till December 15.
(Entry from only foreign countries)

Send by e-mail to:
E-Mail :

Send by fax to:
International entries-81-55-925-8778
Domestic entries- 055-925-8778

By mail to:
Daichuji Temple Baika Office
457 Naka-Sawada Numazu-shi, Shizuoka-ken
JAPAN 410-0006

All entries must include the following information:

1) Full name, address and phone number
2) Date of birth
3) Occupation
4) Haiku group affiliations, if any.
5) Nationality

Entries sent be mail must be typed on B4 size paper.

Entries from within Japan must be accompanied by a 2,000 yen entry fee. International entries are not required to submit an entry fee.

All publishing rights for prize winning entries revert to Daichuji Temple. Received works will not be returned unless a self-addressed stamp envelope with sufficient postage is also sent.

Additional categories in Japanese include Modern Poetry, Haiku, and Waka. Information in Japanese is available by contacted Daichuji Temple Baika Office.

All award winners will be notified by early February2007.

To be held at Daichuji Temple on February 11, 2007.
Winners unable to attend will receive their awards by mail.