Matsuo Basho Poetry Offerings

English Haiku wanted

The Deadline: Tuesday July 31st, 2007

What we are looking for:

We are looking for Haiku written in English that are original submissions or are unpublished work for our Haiku competition to be held during the Basho festival on October 12th.
(Double submissions or work previously published under a different name may not be used in the competition).

How to Apply:

If applying by postcard, please write your compositions on the back of the postcard and your name, address, nationality, and telephone number on the front. If you want you can also include your poet's pseudonym as well. For simplicity's sake please keep haiku submissions to two per postcard.

If applying by e-mail please be sure to include the same information as above (Name, address, nationality and telephone number) when you submit your entry.

A maximum of 10 haiku per person are allowed.

The Address:

The Basho poetry offerings supervisor
Basho-o Kinenkan (The Basho-o memorial museum)
Ueno Marunouchi 117-13,
Iga city, Mie prefecture
JAPAN 518-8770

Koko Kato

Entry fee: free

Announcement of Prizewinners:

Prizewinners will be announced at a ceremony during the Basho festival in Iga on October 12th, as well as on the city's website. In the event of a tiebreak, for the judges convenience entries that tie will be set aside so that a result can be reached. After poems are entered copyrights will belong to the competition sponsors as unfortunately, we cannot return entries.

Contact Details
Tel: +81 (0595) 21-2219 (Basho-o memorial museum)
+81 (0595) 22-9624


E-mail: basho-bp[at]